Scotty 1073 Laketroller

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Scotty 1073 Laketroller reviews:

4.6
4.6 rating
4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 10 reviews)
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Very good: 40%
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The unit is well-built and provides sturdy enough support for a 3-4 lb. weight. The holder can be mounted sideways against the gunnel just like Scotty’s popular rod holders, so it is very convenient. However, if you have an aluminum boat and mount directly to the side, the motor vibrations can transfer directly down the cable and create a strange buzzing noise. I had no problems with the braking. In fact, you can tighten the nut just enough to hold the weight while still keeping it loose enough to crank up or down. The biggest drawback on this unit is the large drag angle resulting from the small weight. At 2.5 mph I had a hard time getting the ball to ride below 12-16 feet (as seen on my depth finder). The water friction and lure friction just want to push the weight up and you can easily see the cable angle expand as you lower the weight or pull a heavier lure. Sometimes the weight would drag too far behind the boat and would disappear from the fish finder. Light, lip less lures performed the best, but you need to keep them close to the line release. I think the best application for this product is on a canoe, kayak, row boat, or trolling motor-powered boat where you go slow and have no choice but to go light. My advice is if your boat can handle it and you have the money, go larger and you can’t go wrong. If you fish relatively shallow lakes or need to save money, this unit has the best functionality at the lowest price point.

Works great for me. Much easier to deal with changing depth then messing with a lead core rig. Being able to mount it on Scotty rod holder mounts is a huge plus. Able to swivel it around to get the ball inside or quickly take it off for storage is nice.
The spool is real easy to adjust for tension and depth. I mounted it just aft of my sonar head so I can see the ball on my screen.

Because the unit fit all the requirements I had for it. Small, light weight, easy to mount and inexpensive. Perfect. Works awesome on canoe, just what I needed.

This product works great for my kayak and light weight lures. All I had to do is mount it with a flush mount and find various weights for different lures and speeds in use with my drift sock.

1 part of three components needed for down rigger use on my kayak. Works as advertised. No bells and whistles, but it works. And It fit perfectly on my kayak. I painted a spot on the wire every 10 feet so I would know my depth.


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Scotty 1073 Laketroller Reviews:

Use it on a Sail boat

5.0 rating

Works great for me. Much easier to deal with changing depth then messing with a lead core rig. Being able to mount it on Scotty rod holder mounts is a huge plus. Able to swivel it around to get the ball inside or quickly take it off for storage is nice. The spool is real easy to adjust for tension and depth. I mounted it just aft of my sonar head so I can see the ball on my screen.

Works as advertised, but for light tackle only

4.0 rating

The unit is well-built and provides sturdy enough support for a 3-4 lb. weight. The holder can be mounted sideways against the gunnel just like Scotty’s popular rod holders, so it is very convenient. However, if you have an aluminum boat and mount directly to the side, the motor vibrations can transfer directly down the cable and create a strange buzzing noise. I had no problems with the braking. In fact, you can tighten the nut just enough to hold the weight while still keeping it loose enough to crank up or down. The biggest drawback on this unit is the large drag angle resulting from the small weight. At 2.5 mph I had a hard time getting the ball to ride below 12-16 feet (as seen on my depth finder). The water friction and lure friction just want to push the weight up and you can easily see the cable angle expand as you lower the weight or pull a heavier lure. Sometimes the weight would drag too far behind the boat and would disappear from the fish finder. Light, lipless lures performed the best, but you need to keep them close to the line release. I think the best application for this product is on a canoe, kayak, row boat, or trolling motor-powered boat where you go slow and have no choice but to go light. My advice is if your boat can handle it and you have the money, go larger and you can’t go wrong. If you fish relatively shallow lakes or need to save money, this unit has the best functionality at the lowest price-point.

perfect for the price

4.0 rating

exactly what I needed today to troll deep for trout.

Great product, Scotty all the way.

5.0 rating

The downrigger is lightweight, easy to install, and easy to use. Simple but effective!

Four Stars

4.0 rating

I have used it on my kayak, very handy to mount on Scotty rod base.

Good for slow speeds.

4.0 rating

Good overall, would be better if it was a little stronger. I run it on my Tracker with 4 pound weights, 3 MPH at 10 feet is about maximum before you get too much blow back. Slower speeds, no issue.

Love it!

5.0 rating

This is a great downrigger for my inflatable raft and helps to get the lure down deep. Very portable and fits nicely in a 5 gallon bucket so I just store it in there when done. I didn’t like the wire cable it came with because it makes this loud whining noise so I replaced it with braid line that’s meant for downrigger replacement. No more noise!!!

Deep Fishing

5.0 rating

I now have three of these on my 18 ft Fisher Pontoon boat. I love the ability it gives me to get down to the depth that I can see the fish are located on my fish finder. I thought that it may be good to have a longer boom, but now I find that it only needs to be long enough to get your weight over the side of the boat and into the water. You can spend a lot more money for the extendable boom and the electrical retrieval, but you won’t catch any more fish. I have even used it to stack two poles on each down rigger and it works great. I’m a happy fisherman.

Good little downrigger for the price

5.0 rating

Good little downrigger for the price. Too small for my 19′ twin Evinrude deep V, but after u-bolting them on to a longer heavier pole which extended well away from my engines, they work well. I’ve pulled 6 lb weights, and the manual reel is slow, but works. With a little modification I saved a lot of money.

I bought a second one.

5.0 rating

I loved it so much I bought two. I have one for each side of the boat now. I have scotty mounts in various locations around the boat and it fits them all. Drawbacks: I use a heavier than recommended ball at 6# it puts a strain on the clutch some times. There is no cable counter so If you have a depth finder (fish finder) you should be able to track the depth of the ball. I have used it several times and no issues tracking the ball and the bottom – where I fish. It is a bit light weight and with a lighter ball it tracks out at an angle behind the boat. Pros: With cable clip releases I can fish at various depths and troll the surface as well. I usually need a friend to help with reeling in all the fish. it is light weight and portable. When the family is out for water skiing they stow easily.


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