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Trolling with a drift sock

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I've noticed that when I'm forward trolling with the big motor and have my drift sock out and hooked to the eye in the front, the boat has a tendancy to troll cockeyed at about a 20 degreee angle sometimes. Do people ever put the sock off the back of the boat? Maybe on the passenger side so it doesn't interefere with your line (assuming your fishing alone). I don't want to have to buy another sock to make the boat go straight, just trying to find a solution and haven't experimented with different locations to hook the sock to

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you can put it out the back but as soon as you hook up clear it out of the way. it kind of becomes a pain, you better off using two smaller ones off the bow eye.

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Hang it off the back on the port side and just steer the fish toward the starboard side. I wouldn't mess around clearing it since you'll be alone and the fish shouldn't be on that side of the motor anyhow. If you happen to hook into one that keeps wanting to run toward the sock just turn the wheel and get the fish in a manageable spot.

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drift control used to sell smaller trolling bags in pairs to use for trolling. you run a rope from one cleat on one side, under the boat, to the other side cleat, and then attach your bags to that rope. it can be a pain to deploy until you get the hang of it, but it will give you awesome boat control.

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I hook mine on the cleat just in front of me on the starboard side just in front ot my windsheild. I have about 5 feet of rope on it and a smaller one tied to the output side to pull it up easy, has worked great for 6 years no problems.

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