Yellow Bird™ Big Bird Planer Boards
- Designed for big game trolling
- Molded from EPS foam
- Internally ballasted to ride upright until line is released
- Includes 2 planer board releases
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The Yellow Bird Planer Board was the 1st side planer board to be invented back in 1970 by a Charter Captain in Sheboygan, WI. He was tired of losing fish because his lines were in back of the boat where the motor wash was always scaring the fish, so he came up with a system, that when trolling, would keep his lines to the side of the boat where the fish travel because of the motor noise and caught dozens of fish. This caught on quickly and became very popular and has grown into a multi million dollar business. The Yellow Bird planer board has a unique system in that they stay on the line when a fish strikes and when released it stays attached to a snap swivel at the back of the board, so the fisherman can reel and fight the fish without worrying about removing the planer board, not like our competition, their board stays on the line, so you have to stop reeling, remove the board then start reeling in again and hope the fish didn't come lose because of the slack in the line.The line is always attached with our boards because we have 1 Scotty release and a snap swivel attached to an eyelet at the rear of the board, the line to the lure attaches in the snap swivel and than is placed in the pinch pad of the Scotty release, we suggest a loop being made than placing in pinch pad for added holding power. When a fish strikes the line comes out of the release and the Yellow Bird board lays flat or upside down in the water, which signals a strike, and now you reel in the fish, when attached the pole will have a bend to it and when released will signal a fish has hit the line. We recommend a 4'-5' mono leader (20-30# test) with a barrel swivel attached and just before the swivel a "stop bead" or pinch weight so the board doesn't travel down the lure and than it's a simple netting of the fish. Our planer boards are attached directly to each pole, 1 board per pole or line, these can be used for multiple lines at multiple depths trolling between 1-3 mph. They can be also River Bank fished by allowing the current to take your line to that spot and presenting your bait for minutes vs. trying to cast to that spot and becoming frustrated. You can also troll the shorelines and not spook the fish in the shallow waterways. Charter Captains, Walleye, Striper Bass and now Musky and Crappie fishermen are catching on to this great idea and having much success utilizing these methods. We have 2 size boards 100 series, which most everyone uses and the "Big Bird" 600 series for fishing deep and using heavy weights. If your customer has any more questions please have them contact us, http://www.yellowbirdproducts.com/ phone 815-469-9686.