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How to know how deep a rapala dives

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How can you look at a Rapala and know how deep it dives?

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The trolling bible! or

Rapala also has their own smaller publication that only covers their models of cranks. I think it comes in the package with the rapala universal line counter. At least it did when I bought one. It would be kinda nice if they would just stamp it on the lip or something.

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They cant stamp it on the lip because it will not be constant under certain circumstances. Speed, type of line, amount of line let out, leader/no leader all effect how deep a rapala will dive.

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I have found that even the "bibles" are not right on all the time, but a good starting point, as 2thepoint said, there are lots of variables.

Find a gravel or sandy bottom that is consistent and troll shallower until you start feeling the lure bumping. Back your boat up to where the lure is and note depth.

Steve

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I would do it in a sandy bottom so you dont get snagged up and lose that spendy Rapala before you know how deep it goes with how much line out.

Get the newest Trolling Bible and that will give you a good idea on where to start.

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Northlander is right. I was thinking sandy or gravel and typed rocky. That would get pretty expensive.

Steve

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I always go with a shallower Rapala so you are consistantly 3-5 feet off the bottom so you aren't pulling them below and out of sight of the walleye's! They can spot a lure moving above them way better when they can see! So fish a shallower Rap than you think you should and you will catch more eye's!

Good Luck! laugh

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The trolling bible is worth it's weight in gold IMO!! If you use 10lb. mono like the book asks for it will be almost spot on as far as depths. There are also a lot of tips in that book to as far as using weights and boards too.

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Thanks for all the info guys now I'll need to try and find one of those rapala bible's and go from there it's just a little frustrating when you grab one and don't know how deep it's goint

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i write on the bill of all of mine what the range is with a black sharpie. that way i have a base to go off of, and can adjust speed and line let out accordingly.

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I found the Rapala version of the trolling bible at Fleet Farm for $2

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Morneau132, Thanks buddy I will go to Fleet Farm and pick one up.

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