Downriggers

Downriggers are important for successful Kingfishing. Dave uses two downriggers - one on each side of his boat - that are staggered 15 to 20 feet above the ocean floor using a six pound downrigger ball or fish weight on each.

High-speed planers can be used in lieu of downriggers. This less expensive method requires a little bit of math as planers cannot be dialed in like downriggers. But once you've learned the techniques, you'll find that planers can be just as effective as downriggers.

Both methods work by bringing the bait down the water column and adding a different presentation to the bait spread which entices larger fish to strike.

     
Aftco Downrigger Release Assembly (DCW-1)

Aftco Downrigger Release Assembly (DCW-1)

The Aftco Dave Workman Jr. DCW-1 " Pro Series" Release Assembly is designed to be snapped directly to your existing downrigger cable's snap swivel. The downrigger ball or planer can then be snapped on to the terminal end of the DCW-1. When baits or l more info
Aftco Monofilament Downrigger Release Assembly (DCW-2)

Aftco Monofilament Downrigger Release Assembly (DCW-2)

This Aftco Dave Workman Jr. DCW-2 "Pro Series" Release & Assembly is designed to be crimped directly to your existing downrigger cable with the special mini-double crimp provide in the package. Once the 100 feet of special 100-lb. low visibility line more info
AFW Downrigger Assembly 150lb (R150TA-3)

AFW Downrigger Assembly 150lb (R150TA-3)

Downrigger cable with coastlock assembly. High strength 7-strand stainless steel for downriggers. Break 150lb, 200ft (61m). more info
Black's Release Clip (RC-99)

Black's Release Clip (RC-99)

Black's Release Clips thread on fishing kites or downrigger lines and are held in place with a crimped sleeve, split shot, barrel swivel or knot. more info
Cannon Downrigger Spare Spool (#1903050)

Cannon Downrigger Spare Spool (#1903050)

Spare or replacement downrigger cable spool capable of supporting either monofilament or any of the popular braided lines. Compatible with Mag 5 ST, Mag 10 STX, Digi-Troll 5, and Digi-Troll 10. more info
Cannon Downrigger TS Spare Spool (#1903051)

Cannon Downrigger TS Spare Spool (#1903051)

Spare or replacement downrigger cable spool capable of supporting either monofilament or any of the popular braided lines. Made of 316-grade stainless steel. Compatible with Cannon TS Models - Mag 10 STX TS, Digi-Troll 5 TS, and Digi-Troll 10 TS. more info