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Offshore Tackle's OR34 Mini Planar Board

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Kayak Fishing With Planar Boards

If trolling is a tactic that you use while fishing out of a kayak have a look at Offshore Tackle's OR34 Mini Planar Board. It is reversible, and comes with everything you need to use on the water. It runs directly off of your line and is ideal for light tackle fishing.

Great Lakes Region

The Great Lakes Region has different laws regarding the number of rods you can use, depending what state or province you are in. In Ontario the limit is 2 rods for the Zone's Lakes that allow multiple rod trolling. In Michigan you are allowed 3 rods. Since I live near International waters, on Lake St. Clair and frequently fish in Michigan, I have learned to fish using 2 and 3 rods at a time. Learning how to keep your lines from tangling when you are battling a fish is important if you don't want to waist too much time getting your line back in the water after landing your catch. Now I should mention here that using a Hobie Mirage Drive Kayak with hands free fishing makes it a lot easier fighting fish and continuing your forward momentum by peddling your kayak. Though I have caught fish trolling 3 rods without lines crossing, in river current, and without using planar boards, I highly recommend learning how to use planar boards and especially with Offshore Tackle's OR34 Mini Planar Board which you will hardly notice any extra drag whether you are paddling or peddling. Being able to spread a line out from your kayak will only make your presentation that much more discreet and help to keep things from getting crossed when you do hook up to a fish.

Trolling with 3 rods using Offshore Tackle's OR34 Mini Planar Board

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Richard Ofner

Richard Ofner started fishing in the fall of 2008 from a kayak, targeting all freshwater species. He has fished all over the Great Lakes Region from Lake Michigan, Lake Superior to the French River,  and Bay of Quinte in Eastern Ontario. Taking advantage of all the opportunities Southwestern Ontario has to offer, Richard seeks out trophy Muskie, Walleye and Bass which can all be caught minutes away from where he lives.  The last few years Richard has ventured into Kentucky, Louisiana, and Texas participating in several Kayak Fishing Tournaments.

He has organized the Border City Classic, in Windsor, Ontario which has grown to become one of  the Great Lakes Region’s largest Kayak Fishing Events. It is also one of the Hobie World Qualifiers since 2014. 

During the winter months where he can't get on the water he will do seminars, work fishing and boat shows, and write for blogs to help promote the areas vast resource of fishing opportunities and helping others to discover the sport of kayak fishing. Taking videos and pictures on the water of other people fishing in kayaks has also expanded into his kayak fishing experience.  
As a Hobie Fishing Team Member you may see Richard out in one of his Mirage Driven Kayaks mainly targeting Walleye, Bass, and Muskie, and will travel a few hours to target Salmon, Trout, and Sturgeon.


# Pam 2013-04-09 00:35
I use planar boards pretty regularly at Cumberland for stripers. Works quite well. If love to try some of the smaller planar boards like these. 8)
# Plan B 2013-04-13 01:28
Pretty informative. Never knew what exactly they were for until now. I've seen them used on fishing shows but the never really gave enough info to get the gist of it! Thank you

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