Leader for trolling bandits Leader for trolling bandits Leader for trolling bandits Leader for trolling bandits
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Jackson,Wisconsin
    Posts
    32

    Default Leader for trolling bandits

    I troll with off shore side planers and bandits. Iíve been using 12 pound mono with a 6 foot 10 pound vanish fluorocarbon leader to the banditÖ Is this necessary or should I eliminate the leader?
    Thank you in advance.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Leader for trolling bandits

    I donít believe you need the leader. Next time out try running one side with and one side without once pattern is recognized. That will tell you for sure.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2021
    Location
    Marblehead - Bar Harbor
    Posts
    58

    Default Re: Leader for trolling bandits

    The fewer the splices or nots the better. Nots are a week link.
    Mike
    2021 Lund 1975 Tyee, Mercury 225 Pro, Ultera I pilot, Solix 15, Helix 12, Fish Hawk, (2) Cannon Optima.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Leader for trolling bandits

    Quote Originally Posted by WittenBerg70 View Post
    I troll with off shore side planers and bandits. Iíve been using 12 pound mono with a 6 foot 10 pound vanish fluorocarbon leader to the banditÖ Is this necessary or should I eliminate the leader?
    Thank you in advance.
    For most situations you do not need a leader. However, in Lake St. Clair, I always use a 30 lb flouro leader in front of my baits. Otherwise, these guys will steal them from you:

    Leader for trolling bandits-bobs-musky-jpg
    https://slimshadycustoms.com/ Slimshady Customs - Custom Painted Crankbaits & Blanks. (Bandit Style Deep-Divers and other various crankbaits)

  5. #5

    Default Re: Leader for trolling bandits

    Quote Originally Posted by WittenBerg70 View Post
    I troll with off shore side planers and bandits. Iíve been using 12 pound mono with a 6 foot 10 pound vanish fluorocarbon leader to the banditÖ Is this necessary or should I eliminate the leader?
    Thank you in advance.
    Iíve fished with boards on charters and on my own boat for the last 5 years and never did I use a leader. The charters I was on trolled with
    Braid w/o a leader and I just use mono and it works great. Something you can do is actually line your spool with a mono backer and finish it with a flouro and youíll still have your flouro you like. Flouro actually works very well on trolling applications too

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    nroyalton
    Posts
    926

    Default Re: Leader for trolling bandits

    Agreed,no leader needed for using crank.Can even use hi vis braid right to crank too.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Jackson,Wisconsin
    Posts
    32

    Default Re: Leader for trolling bandits

    thank you to all!!


Similar Threads

  1. Question on trolling Bandits
    By walleyewarrior in forum Western Lake Erie Fishing REPORTS
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-05-2016, 08:48 AM
  2. Question on trolling Bandits
    By walleyewarrior in forum Western Lake Erie Fishing REPORTS
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-04-2016, 07:08 PM
  3. What's the best way to tie on a leader?
    By Gerry D in forum Western Lake Erie Fishing REPORTS
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-23-2016, 10:02 AM
  4. Leader
    By bevardjesse in forum Western Lake Erie Fishing REPORTS
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-14-2016, 06:28 AM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-31-2011, 08:25 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •