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7/6/10 3:18 PM CST
Would like to add a planer board to my set up. Should be able to run my walleye board, right? Can I run a full lead core so the board can be clipped on the mono? Not a good idea to clip on the core, right? Would a smaller dipsie set to go straight down work? Any answers and advice would be appreciated. Lund

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8/7/10 12:33 PM CST
run a 300 copper! then make your buddies reel it in because that sucks! copper goes off on my boat i run the other direction! Big Smile

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8/7/10 12:15 PM CST
miggle,

A lot of fish get killed at that depth range all summer long, particularly at first light. So yes, it's worth a shot.

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8/6/10 11:20 PM CST
I've heard of guys fishing the shallower water lately. I'm not a big salmon guy, usually do planers for walleye. Is it worth it to try to troll these shallower waters, getting my lures down to say 20-30 feet, for salmon coming in shallower? Sad

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7/7/10 11:43 PM CST
It sounds like your determined to get those lines off your boards deep. So I guess here are your options. 1) 8,9,10 colors of lead core 2) combination of lead core and snap weights above the lead core but you will have to let extra backing out. 3) You could also look into dive bombs, which I think you can run off your boards. A deep diving crank bait will only gain you approx. 15' or so. I'm not an expert but hope this helps a little. J.J.

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7/7/10 9:16 AM CST
Good advice, thanks. How about a larger crank bait on a board? How big of a snap weight would I need to get a flasher/fly to go down?

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7/6/10 11:09 PM CST
If you run leadcore of a a board let it all out then clip the board to your backing, free spool it back slowly til is clears all of your dipseys and riggers then tighten it up and swing it in to place. Your walleye boards will be fine. Keep some tension no the line when letting it out so that it stays up high and doesnt sink into one of your deep lines.

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7/6/10 10:44 PM CST
No dipsies off planner boards, they will pull the board down. But plenty of guys run full cores off boards, but myself I use my boards to baits high and away from the boat 3,4,5 colors then run my deeper stuff inside. J.J.

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