That is the same rod I use the 702UL, if you don't think you have enough room for a fishfinder, just get a fishing buddy depthfinder that clamps on the side of the boat so it is out of the way, I think someone was just selling one on the classifieds. Tup:fishing bear said:I use a MBC 702 UL 7' Lami and a Pflueger President reel. Have not yet bought a fishfinder or downrigger. I mark my line every 10" with a marker and adjust my weight and watch the line angle to get the depth I want to fish the lake that I usually fish is 50' at the deepest point and I have found most of the places that the Koks hang out. They stay around 20 to 40 Ft. deep. Might step up and get a fish finder this year not much room on a 8' Livingston oh well might need a bigger boat.
I use an old Penn 9M or 109 and leaded line all the time in bigger lakes and it works as well or better than downriggers without the hassle. ON the smaller lakes it won't fly because you just have too much line out. I normally run around 3 colors out, which is 90' of line, plus at least a 50' mono leader. Sure helps with boat shy fish, but you can't troll around anybody else, or on smaller lakes.WidgeonmanGH said:... We used leaded line with a 3' leader and a #2 needle fish. ....Keep it simple and you will enjoy it more! The leaded line on old penn level winds works great.