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Caleb S

How do you fish cranks down deep?

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I know different cranks are made to dive deeper than others but how do you get a crank near the bottom when fishing in deep water? Letting out more line is one way but are there other methods?

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Snap weights (very little extra equipment needed in the boat) and if that doesn't work then I'll go to the dock and install the downriggers.

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Does anyone have a picture of a downrigger set up?

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I'm with Sandmannd, I have used all, I use snap weights more cause I use less line.

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How do you put on the snap weights? 24" up from the lure? Is the snap weight the round weights you pinch on?

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I mostly use the 20 + method. Basically you place a 1oz. snap weight 20' in front of your lure. The lure will run about 33% deeper than without the snap weight. The other method that is in the Precision Trolling manual is the 50/50 method.

You could use large split shot sinkers, but you can buy snaps made specifically for this application.

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For fishing stick baits on superior for salmon, ive been using a 1/4-1oz egg sinker, with bead and bb swivel 8-12 feet up the line

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How deep are you talking about. The taildancers go down to almost 30ft.

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When they're 30ft in front of the lure, how do you reel it in? Do you have unsnap it when it comes out of the water?

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It's best done with two guys. You're net man should grab the line on the fish side of the snap, keeping the line as taught as possible. Once the clip is removed, you reel down to his hand and then he releases. Basically you don't want to create any slack during the process. I do it by myself by reeling up to the clip as far as possible, then unclip with a monkey reach. If I'm alone I stick with 7' rods to make it easier.

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thanks, that's what i imagined you would need to do, but i wasn't sure if i was completely missing something in the process.

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