Internationally, trolling is defined as tug fishing from a boat with sport fishing gear, ie rod, reel, rope and bait. More than any other fishing, trolling is a team effort and therefore eg. ideal as a family fishing pleasure. As a rule, one can participate almost regardless of age and gender. Trolling is also a handicap-friendly sport fishing. No casts or long transfers on board. Trolling is a very sporty fishing method.
Nowhere can the fish show its strength, speed and endurance better than in the open water. When you hear the word trolling you usually think of large, very well equipped open boats with many rods, deep rigs, mast, planer table and many electronic aids. It doesn't have to be that way, it's basically the same thing as drag-and-drop. The bites are dragged after a boat. Although many modern aids are used in trolling fishing, it is you who fish, the equipment will only help you. Modern trolling fishing has been developed mainly in the large lakes in North America where it has become a giant industry. In Sweden, modern trolling fishing came during the 1970s. Today, it is the fastest growing branch in Swedish sport fishing. Trolling can be done after most fish species, eg salmon, trout,char, pike, pike, perch. If you want to try this with trolling, you can do it with very small means. A pair of rod holders and deep and surface paravan. With this equipment you get a taste of trolling with deep rigs and planer boards.
Within the Upper Gimåns Fvo there are some waters suitable for trolling fishing for pike, char and trout.Revsundssjön, Bodsjön and Porridge No are all lakes with good fish stocks and where the chance is good to get in contact with fish. If the fish goes superficial or deep it doesn't matter, you can tug close to the surface and you can tug deep. Most often, the fish appear superficial and close to land during spring and autumn. During the summer, when the surface water is heated, the fish usually seek their well-being temperature at depth, especially the trout can go very deep.
You can do trolling fishing throughout the ice-free part of the fishing season.
During surface trolling, usually fishing down to 5-6 m depth, the bait is dragged 5-50 m behind the boat. The most effective is to run the boat in S-curves and vary the speed between 1,5 knots and 5 knots. The bites will then go to different depths with different passages. You run the slowest when the water is the coldest. To get down to 7-8 m depth, it is common to place a sink 1-2 m in front of the pasture. Even deeper 10-13 m you come with a deep caravan. Very deep with a deep rig. The latter is a separate equipment that makes it possible to present leafy bait called Flutterspoons, at great depth.