The cowbell trolling rig is a great choice when targeting salmon or lake trout. It works especially well in situations where there is a lot of ground that needs to be covered, such as trolling on big lakes. For this rig, the spinner blades are attached with a clevis, which allows them to rotate around the metal wire. This has the added benefit of creating a lot of movement and vibration, which helps it attract more fish from greater distances.
Many anglers use the cowbell trolling rig when trolling in deep water with a downrigger. The rig is most often used to catch lake trout during the summer months. This rig can work with many different types of trolling lures, including crankbaits, lake trout spoons, trolling lures, and spin-n-glo rigs.
It’s best to get a cowbell set up that is already made and includes 4 to 10 spinner blades that are attached to a metal wire. There’s also a snap swivel on the end to allow it to easily attach to a 1 foot leader. A trout lure should be attached to the end of the leader. There’s a rudder located at the top part of the cowbell to help stop the blades from getting caught up in the main line.