Lake Michigan, Milwaukee County
You can use a snap weight on your lead core to increase depth of your presentation.
I use a planer board release & attach a nickel sized split ring to it. The split ring is the attachment point where I thread the eye of the extra lead such as a keel, pyramid, or inline sinker.
I figure each oz of lead increases depth by 5' or so.
When using a snap weight system make sure you attach behind the lead core on your mainline to avoid introducing fatigue/weak spot to your lead core.
I run a single core on inline boards for my setups farthest from my boat & add anywhere from 1-3oz of additional weight.
The reasons for not wanting 10 i already have 2 and dont want to have 15 different leadcore rods and 10 colors seem to put alot stress on the drag system and bottom line comes down to money i woulx consider steel line but never used it before
Can I ask why you don't want to go with a 10 color?
If the reason is that you don't want to pull in all of that line with a fish on but still want to get down to that depth, you may consider buying weighted steel line as an option.
Hello fellow fisherman i am in the process of buying new leadcore rods but donot want to go with ten colors can someone give some info on how to rig 5 or6 colors with a weight i tried pulling up on line could not find a good way thank you in advance
MOON PHASE (5%)
Got handed a big plate of skunk yesterday going 0/2. Inconceivable but then a dose of humilty isn't terrible once on a while. LOL. Marked big schools of fish as often as not but just couldn't get them to bite. Ran spoons, cranks, coho rigs, dipsies, DR, lead core, etc. Fished 35-60 fow never going further south than the south gap. Thanks to those who shared info - I guess I should've paid closer attention to what was said and changed my program. LOL - Live and learn.
Was a great day for a boat ride anyway... until that wind shifted... then we got spanked for real. Uncomfortable and wet ride into the dock. Glad they fished the kayakers out. I worried about those little boats as soon as that wind turned around.
MOON PHASE (11%)
Fishing is still phenomenal. We have concentrated on the harbor and it has been paying off. 20 for 35 Friday all browns. Spoons doing everything as that's all we are running. 1,2,3 color lead core doing most of the work. Spoon of the week was stinger copper confusion. Second place goes to wonderbread. Will be going on a coho mission One day this week. Hoping to find them. Love fishing for those things. Good luck and see you on the water!!