Updated January 09, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 7 Best Electric Downriggers

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We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Downriggers allow you to place your bait at specific depths to improve the odds of catching the species you are angling for. Anybody who fishes alone or in waters more than 100 feet deep can benefit from one these electric models. They can raise and lower your lure automatically, retrieve your line while you fight another fish, stop the weight at the waterline, and more. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best electric downrigger on Amazon.

7. Scotty Propack Depthpower

6. Cannon Digi Troll 5

5. Scotty 2106B

4. Big John Pro Tournament

3. Cannon Magnum 10 STX TS

2. Scotty 1106

1. Cannon Digi Troll 10

Editor's Notes

January 08, 2019: The whole point of an electric downrigger is to make your life easier, not more complicated. That's why we focused on models that are touted for having simple operation. To truly help you put more fish in the boat though, they need to have useful features like depth settings, bottom tracking, footage counters, and fast retrieval, so we made these factors a top priority as well.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on January 09, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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