If you want to put bait on target, you’ve got to fish smarter. The new Optimum™ downrigger is positively ingenious. This smart, connected system gives you access to critical trolling data and lets you raise, lower and cycle weights using the full-color LCD display, your Humminbird® fish finder, or even your mobile device. No matter where you are on the boat, you’re in charge. And the fish won’t know what hit them.

Full-color LCD screen

See it all, everywhere

Every Optimum has a full-color 3.5" LCD display. Choose from multiple screen view options to get the trolling data you’re after, and two modes (light/dark) for readability in any light.

Go Fully Wireless

Experience Full Wireless Connectivity

Running multiple lines is easier than ever, because complicated wiring is a thing of the past. You can network up to four Optimum downriggers wirelessly.

Mobile App Control with Cannon App

Download The App

With the Cannon® app on your mobile device, you’ll have trolling data at your fingertips and total control of your Optimum downriggers from anywhere on your boat. It even keeps your Optimum software up to date.

Fish Hawk Compatible

Experience In-Depth Knowledge

Integrate with the Fish Hawk™ X4D System (sold separately) to get the true running depth and speed of your weight, the temperature at the weight, plus surface temperature and speed.

One-Boat Network

Enjoy Total Control

Through the One-Boat Network™, you can view critical trolling information and control your downriggers from anywhere on the boat using the Optimum downrigger display, Humminbird fish finder or the Cannon app on your mobile device.


Depth Cycling


Seeing fish at a certain depth? Cycle your weights up and down at preset intervals in the strike zone and get ready for action.

Preset Depths


Too busy to notice your depth after a catch? Your Optimum remembers, so you can put bait in that same spot, fast. It stores up to five preset depths, too.



Automatically keep your bait at a preset distance from the bottom.

Positive Ion Control Icon


Create a fish-attracting field of energy by emitting positive ions from your cable. Fully adjustable, so you can dial into a setting that drives fish wild.

Auto Up


With one push of a button, instantly retrieve all your weights at once or one at a time.

Waterline Zero


On retrieval, it automatically stops your weights a set distance below the waterline, so swinging weights won’t damage your boom or your boat.

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Optimum Electric Downrigger

Optimum Electric Downrigger

Optimum Tournament Series Electric Downrigger

Optimum Tournament Series (TS) Electric Downrigger


Additional Features

250 feet-per-minute retrieval speed is the industry's fastest
Five adjustable retrieve and deploy speeds
Heavy-duty telescopic boom extends from 24" to 53"
Includes two dual axis adjustable rod holders
Includes one dual axis adjustable rod holder (TS model only)
Easy spool access
Includes mounting base and low-profile 360˚ swivel base
Includes composite spool with 400 ft of 150-lb stainless steel cable
Includes stainless steel spool with 400 ft of 150-lb stainless steel cable (TS model only)
Includes Line Terminator with two Uni-Line Releases
Waterproof connections
Integrated ball storage hook
Includes manual crank handle
20-lb weight capacity
Corrosion-resistant construction
Limited lifetime warranty