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are planer boards legal to use on norfork lake in ark. & mo.? i cant recall seeing anybody using them :unsure: i searched the web, but could not find a definite answer. i am going to make a couple of small ones to troll small cranks from my pontoon. thanx all :serious-business:

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I don't see why they wouldn't be legal. Haven't seen anywhere in the regs that say they wouldn't be.

As to not seeing anyone use them, how many people do you see fishing Norfork, that are really fishing for walleye? How many people do you see fishing Norfork are actually trolling? I know I don't see that many. But then, I don't go out on the main lake where I would suppose the walleye would be this time of year.

If you do see anybody trolling Norfork, they are most likely fishing for stipers. But then again, a planer board would work for that too unless you use a heavy umbrella rig.

There's a fine line between fishing and sitting there looking stupid.

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are planer boards legal to use on norfork lake in ark. & mo.? i cant recall seeing anybody using them :unsure: i searched the web, but could not find a definite answer. i am going to make a couple of small ones to troll small cranks from my pontoon. thanx all :serious-business:

they are legal, we use them regularly

SK

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I've used them in Taney a few times and at Beaver. You're going to make them?

I haven't used bigger models but I have had good luck with the smallest model from Church Tackle - the little TX-6- http://www.cabelas.com/planer-boards-church-tackle-tx-6-magnum-mini-planer-3.shtml

Of course this is for smaller (Trout and White Bass) sized lures.

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thanx gentelmen,i found plans on net for homemade saltwater boards & figured i could scale it down for wally, & white bass size cranks. :o wife & i had a wonderfull day last fall trolling small cranks last fall for whites & stripes, caught our limit 3 times over, only kept 10 large whites. i kept thinking what if i could get these baits away from the boat. thanx again gents! doc.

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