Running 4 Wire Line Dipsey Divers

Author: Captain Richard Hajecki | Posted: 12/08/2008
The High Diver is the second rod from the left and the Low diver is the second from the right. Disreguard the other two rods.
The High Diver is the second rod from the left and the Low diver is the second from the right. Disreguard the other two rods.

This method of running 4 wire dipsey divers has really taken off on Lake Ontario the past few years. Where on Lake Michigan they have ran this program for a long time since they are allowed 3 rods per person.

Placement of the rods. The "Low Diver" should be closest to the back of the boat and the most parallel to the water. The “High Diver” should be a little bit behind the “Low Diver” and the tip of the rod should be elevated slightly above the “Low Diver.”

First off it helps if you have two different length rods. On our boat we use Daiwa Heartland Rods. The "Low Diver" or "Deeper Diver" is the shorter of the two rods measuring 9'6". The "High Diver" or "Shallowest Diver" is a 10'6" rod. Both of which are spooled up with 1000' of 30lb 7 strand trolling wire.

Once you get used to this set-up it is a very simple presentation to deploy. This is to place both the High and Low diver in the water at the same time. Loosen the drag on the Low diver and let it go at a fast creep. With the High diver I let it out on the clicker. Watch your settings and when they get to the amount of feet out stop them and set the drags.

For the first timer? Here is how I would deploy them. Let your high diver out and set it where you want it to be. Next, take you Low diver and place it in the holder. Let it out on a slow drag.

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