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Getting down with downriggers

Updated: May 27, 2010, 11:36 AM ET
By James A. Swan, Ph.D. | ESPNOutdoors.com

Trolling is a very effective way to catch fish of all kinds, but the deeper you have to go, the harder trolling becomes because of the need for more weights and longer lines to get down to where the fish are feeding.

I grew up on a Michigan island at the mouth of the Detroit River as it empties into Lake Erie. This is prime walleye country.

I don't know what it's like now, but back in the 1950s you fished for walleyes in the shipping channels, which got to 50 feet deep. Walleyes ...

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