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TroutAngler

I would like to start stocking my tackle box with some crankbaits, as I primarily fish with live bait. Anyone have some suggestions as to some good ones to pick up? Colors, sizes, etc.

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rodmaker

There are alot of Posts from last Fall. Stock up on Shallow Running Shad Raps, Shad Raps, all sizes. Husky Jerks. sizes 10-14. For deeper water, the Rapala deep running taildancers run 20-30 ft.

Colors would be clown, firetiger, perch, some of the chrome colors, rainbow, Chart/silver, gold/black

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Team Otter

Don't forget about Tennessee Shad.

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Mille Lacs Guy

Reef runners rule for open water trolling in the summer. I would say Deep Tail Dancers and Deep Thundersticks work well too.

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HNTNBUX

I don't have the newest precision trolling book. Do you have the line out length for 10# mono to get 20, 25, and 30 feet down please with the deep tail dancers? All the other cranks I use are in my book. I have several I would like to use more.

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dcicefish

I have the latest version of the precision trolling, but the deep tail dancers are not in the book. I checked the web site for the book and it looks like they come out with a new version every couple of years. I would guess that this would be in next version. I just go by trial and error on the deep tail dancer. Start by going 200 plus and coming in if your hitting bottom.

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Paul

I have the trolling book from last year and the deep taildancers are in the book. I don't have in front of me but If I remeber from pulling #11 tail dancers 2 weeks ago, to get 35 fow you will need 120 feet of #10 fireline. I may be wrong but that is what I remember.

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rodmaker

Could you look at your book and post the info.

Thanks

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Harwad

I called Rapala last year while out on Mille Lacs. If running 10# mono at 2 - 2.5 mph with a deep diving tail dancer you need 200 ft to get it down to 30 ft., 150 ft = 25 ft, 100 ft = 20 ft.

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dcicefish

I checked the book again, when I looked for the deep tail dancer I was trolling the tdd-9 deep tail dancer and it was not in the 8th edition. The td-11 taildancer is and information posted is correct. 200 feet mono gets it down 28-29 feet and 200 feet fireline about 35 feet down.

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rodmaker

Thanks,

I've got this logged in the Precision Trolling book, and the Rapala tackle box quide.

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Kyle Sandberg

The tdd 9 will probable go about 2-5' less with the same amount of line out.

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Matt Breuer

Salmo Hornets for shallow water evenings, size 4, 5, or 6 in clown or green tiger.

Salmo Bullheads, SDR's for open water trolling, especially when the fish start to suspend off the flats. Again, clown is the color of choice.

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love2fish4ever

I take it that putting a Rapala 10' back or so on a bottom bouncer isn't as good of a presentation?

L2f

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JCR

I crank exclusively and use one or two 1 OZ chain inline weights with a five or six foot mono leader to the Rapala. You don't have to have so much line out to get to 25/30 feet, so it is much easier to manuever. By adjusting line out and/or speed you can fish anywhere from 20 to 35 feet.

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