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    OK I have what is probably a dumb question, but here it is. I'm fishing alone dragging two downriggers and a meat rod and perhaps a dippy. I'm cruising along at 2 mph and I'm all alone. I get a hit on one of my downriggers and I have to leave the helm to deal with the fish and other poles. My question is how can I be at two places at once, I'm sure some of you have been there. I plan to use a bungee to keep the wheel from turning, but does anybody have a better solution, besides getting a fishing buddy.

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    Getting a fishing bud would be best, but I would shut things down to tend to the hit. Ever think about the motor mounted troling motors and a rear foot controll switch?
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    • #3
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      what heycods said.check these out, would works great for ya. minnkotamotors.com/products/motors/engine_mount/engine_mount.aspedited forbidden link to make it a referral.

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      • #4
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        No, boats two high, and no place to mount one anyway. Problem with shutting down is everything will tangle, you have to get the other poles and lines in.

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        • #5
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          Is it legal for one fisherman to be using so many rigs at once in NY??Reduce your activity to what you can manage, legally.
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            Yes you're correct , two rods fifteen points, same issue.

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