I ,also am not a fan of boards. I have tried small inline boards but have not had much luck getting them to ride correctly. In this end it seems everyone has went to electrics and is now at 1.3-1.5. I can get to 1.5 with bags out. I have tried running big boards of each side but at those low speed they don't seem to keep up? What speed do you troll?
I remember years ago we would run jet divers and pirate spoons at 2.3 off big board and do really well. So I have in the past run over 2. But I think I have been going to fast ,this season I slowed to 1.5 and seem to get the bottom bite better.
I have noticed that the slower you are going the lighter they seem to hit.
I am going to look into the lite bite dipsies. I have not ever heard of them but it would be really good to know when you are dragging a white perch.
I have not ever run wire in Lake Erie. I run it in Ontario. I hit bottom in 80 fow with 10 color on a turn. I think wire would drop even further??.
Thanks for all of the info it is really appreciated.