Yellow Bird™ Big Bird Planer Boards
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- Designed for big game trolling
- Molded from EPS foam
- Internally ballasted to ride upright until line is released
- Includes 2 planer board releases
Big Bird Planer Boards from Yellow Bird are specifically designed for big game trolling. Big Bird Planer Boards are molded from EPS foam to form a solid block of flotation, and are internally ballasted so the Big Bird always rides upright until the line is released. The Big Bird's large surface area increases buoyancy and allows the Big Bird to carry big crankbaits and lead core line up to 150' out to the side of the boat. Includes two Yellow Bird Osprey planer board releases.
Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5
by Rabhunt1 Yellow Bird Big Bird Planer Boards
Awesome product and they work great. The new releases are easy to use and performed great. My first trip out with them, we went 16 for 20 something on Lake Ontario Browns and they worked just as billed. Very easy to set up and very easy to take off your line even with a 10+ lb brown thrashing on the line. Oh yeah, this was my second time to ever use this type of item and I'm sold. Paul
April 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by x60pilot Trouble with the new style releases
Always wanted to try out planers since I saw them on multiple fishing shows. They both ran true, above water and away from the boat as designed, however mine came with the new releases, not the spring type pictured and several times using braid or mono, the releases came undone at all settings and had to reset the lines multiple times which is a pain while moving with multiple lines out. Using just two upfront and two other troll lines out the back was about all I could handle. I am not a fan of the new release, but have no experience with the spring type. We caught no fish on them, but fish on the lines without planers.
July 20, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Raystown Not Very Good
Walleye Board a Better Board, The Release is Very Poor
September 3, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by GriessLightning good product
I have used these in the past and wanted to run additoinal lines. They do a very good job of getting heavier baits and lead core lines out ot the side. The only downside is the plunger style release that comes with it. It just doesn't hold with heavier baits, especially in rougher water. Beef up the release or include a Scotty pinch style release and you have a great fishing tool.
August 31, 2010
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