Fishing - Outriggers

Outriggers are essential equipment for offshore anglers, providing a means to extend and spread fishing lines for increased coverage and efficiency. They are designed to enhance trolling capabilities, allowing anglers to deploy multiple lines at varying distances from the boat, increasing the chances of a successful catch. At Angler's World, we offer a wide range of outriggers to suit different boat sizes and fishing preferences. Explore our selection of outriggers at Angler's World and equip your boat with the tools necessary to take your offshore fishing to the next level. 

Outriggers - Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about Outriggers? Angler’s World offers our extensive Outriggers FAQ below. You’ll find answers to the most commonly asked questions for novice boaters and seasoned anglers alike, ensuring you always have the best experience on the water.

What Are Outriggers in Fishing?

Outriggers are horizontal poles or arms that extend outward from a fishing boat to enhance the spread of fishing lines and improve trolling efficiency. They are especially useful when fishing for species like marlin, tuna, and sailfish, as they allow anglers to deploy multiple lines at varying distances from the boat.

Why Use Outriggers?

Anglers use outriggers for several reasons:

Increased Line Spread: Outriggers extend the fishing lines away from the boat, creating a wider spread and reducing the likelihood of lines tangling.

Multiple Lines: Outriggers enable anglers to troll multiple lines simultaneously, increasing the chances of hooking a fish.

Species Targeting: Outriggers are particularly effective for targeting large pelagic species that require a wider spread of baits.

What Types of Outriggers Are Available?

There are two main types of outriggers:

Fixed Outriggers: These are permanently attached to the boat's gunwales or T-top, providing a stable and fixed position for the outriggers.

Telescoping Outriggers: These can be extended and retracted, allowing for adjustable line spreads. They are often used on boats with limited storage space.

How Do I Set Up Outriggers?

To set up outriggers:

Mount the outriggers on the boat's gunwales or T-top, following the manufacturer's instructions.

Attach the outrigger lines to the tip of the outriggers and secure them with clips.

Run the fishing lines through the clips, adjusting the line length to create the desired spread.

Deploy your baits or lures and begin trolling.

Can I Use Outriggers on Any Boat?

Outriggers can be used on a variety of boats, but they are most commonly found on larger offshore fishing boats. It's important to ensure that your boat's structure can support the weight and stress of the outriggers.

Are There Different Outrigger Accessories?

Yes, there are various accessories to enhance outrigger performance:

Outrigger Clips: These hold the fishing lines in place on the outrigger, preventing tangles.

Outrigger Release Clips: These release the fishing line when a fish strikes, allowing for easy line retrieval.

Outrigger Line Caddy: This accessory stores and organizes outrigger lines when not in use.

How Do Outriggers Improve Fishing Efficiency?

Outriggers improve fishing efficiency by:

Creating a wider spread of lines, increasing the likelihood of attracting fish.

Preventing lines from tangling, reducing frustration and saving time.

Allowing anglers to cover more water and target different depths simultaneously.

Where Can I Get Outriggers?

Outriggers can be purchased at fishing supply stores, marine equipment retailers, and online shops specializing in fishing gear.

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