trolling crankbaits with 1oz inlines

2/4/15 @ 7:29 PM
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rkloehn
rkloehn
USER since 3/20/08
how long of a leader do you guys run when trolling 1oz inlines? does the 2:1 line back to feet down still apply with crank baits? thinking of switching to this setup so i dont have to run so much line back. if there are better options please tell. i do own snap weights as well but not a huge fan of them
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3/6/18 @ 4:18 AM
Mari
Mari
USER since 3/6/18

These charts are copyright protected by Precision Trolling Data LLC, please remove. 

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5/31/17 @ 10:14 PM
muskyslayer
muskyslayer
USER since 5/9/02

Why snap weights for cranks? Is leadcore not an option? Today's leadcore will give you 7ft per color on top of the depth your lure is running anyway. It is much easier to make depth adjustments on the go and dial in the feet needed to get the reaction of the fish.  Snap weights have their place when it comes to crawler harnesses but cranks and snaps are not for me.  


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3/23/17 @ 10:17 PM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

Thasks for the chart which explains why I don't troll in lines

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3/23/17 @ 11:48 AM
LUV2HNT
LUV2HNT
USER since 11/3/03

Try this chart.

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3/23/17 @ 9:19 AM
drummer boy
drummer boy
USER since 3/14/08

If you are running 2 or 3mph it will not be 50%.

Edited on 3/23/17 3:10 PM
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3/22/17 @ 10:12 PM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

Yep run your leader as long as your rod.  Running 1-3 MPH, you depth will be 50% of the amount of lien you have out.  50' of line will get you down about 25'

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3/19/17 @ 7:01 AM
walleye27
walleye27
USER since 1/25/07

run your leaders as long as your rods

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11/21/16 @ 5:22 PM
dr fish
dr fish
USER since 12/31/02

I use Off Shore red releases,they have a pin in the jaws of the release that will not allow the snap weight to come off.



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10/22/16 @ 10:44 AM
RickB 1950SF
RickB 1950SF
MEMBER since 5/13/13

Love Tadpole diving weights using stick baits. Easy to use and the dive charts are accurate. Have even used em for deeper suspended crappie on southern lakes. 

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10/19/16 @ 4:58 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
USER since 12/22/04

Brian Settele created an in line weight system that he patented 10 years ago that I use.   The weights cannot come unsnapped when you hit bottom and are super simple to put on and off when fishing solo.  

Maybe call him if interested at his guide service. I dont really have pictures available, but the system is just a weight on end of heavy gauge bent wire...you then loop your line on it in a way it can slip off when you want, but not from any other inline pull forces like a fish or snag.   Pretty ingenious actually. 


http://fishchaserguideservice.blogspot.com/


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