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Dipsy Divers: Small Disk, Big Results


For salmon and trout anglers looking to catch more fish (and who isn’t?), Captain Lou Borrelli has two words for you: Dipsy Diver. About the size of a small saucer or a softball, this flat disk enables anglers to troll multiple lines at once on the same side, and control the depth of their lure and its distance from their boat. Borrelli says:


“Dipsy Diver fishing is a great way to target salmon and trout. They are more affordable than down riggers and are great for smaller boats. They are very versatile and are explosive when a fish strikes. Once you catch fish with a Dipsy Diver setup, you will be an instant fan. In my mind there is no better way of catching a fish!”

Borrelli explains the best rod, reel, and line combinations, shares his top tips and techniques, and tells the best way to use Dipsy Divers with multiple diver rods.

Photos: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (top); Fishound (above)

Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.