Dodger trolling rigs work well for attracting fish in both freshwater and saltwater – especially when used in conjunction with a good trolling method. Dodgers add vibrations, light, and movement, similar to flashers. The difference is that the movement of dodgers is inconsistent. They don’t rotate like flashers.
As it moves in the water, dodgers give off vibrations or sound waves. This sound moves very quickly underwater and helps attract attention. The amount of vibration the dodger gives off will vary depending on its size and form.
When using this rig to troll for trout, anglers should move very slowly to allow the lures to move effectively. This is also the case with the dodger, which can start to rotate if the boat is moving too fast.