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Big Jeff

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Big Jeff

Stopped by T Bros today and bought my first leadcore setup but my buddies who will be in the boat do not have leadcore and I am looking for the best ways to get them down/ or at the best depth to catch something.

I am thinking either 2oz bottom bouncers with a 10'-15' leader or some inline weights. Or making sure they have some sort of deep diving rapala or reef runner and have them add some split shot as needed to get to 25-30ft for running the reefs on the north half of the lake.

Does this sound like an idea that might work? Or there better ideas out there?

Last time I was up we did well on bobbers and some lindys with beads only and 9’-10’ leaders but that was mid June, we are heading up this weekend and I am thinking spinners and cranks with may be some bobbers worked in if they are schooled up on the finder.

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TruthWalleyes

Snap weights or deep divers.

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TravP

#9 or #11 taildancers

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JohnMickish

Snap weights, trolling weights and bottom bouncers will all work to get any lure down. I know people that use 8oz weights on lakes to get their lures down and they do well. They use it kind of like a mini down rigger.

Leadcore does add something to the action of a lure though, and is tough to beat.

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maxpower17

Anyone ever try dipsys???

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Redranger

You could swing by and pick me up, I have 4 L/C setups!

You could also flat line deep divers, alot of line.

DT 20 raps on Spiderwire will get you in the 25' zone.

Good luck to ya!

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fishgutz77

Deep tail dancers,and reef runners long lined with 12lb. braided line will get you about 20 down, when trolling the tops and edges of the flats.

I use leadcore but i have used superbraids with 120 - 140 ft of line out.

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Brian Gilbertson

I was out last weekend and had 5 people in the boat, and only 4 leadcore/planer board rods, so I dropped a 5th line out with a 3 ounce bottom bouncer, a 6 foot leader and a perch Rapala Flat Rap. That rig was fishing just behind the boat, and I kept it about 8 feet off bottom in 34 feet of water. Believe it or not, that rod was the hot one for the afternoon. Give it a try. What you can do is put a 2 ounce bouncer on the back rod and a 3 ouncer on the front one, that will give you plenty of separation between the lines and eliminate any chance of tangles. We were moving about 1.9-2.1 MPH. Good luck!

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Big Jeff

Thanks for the tips picked up some snap weights and I have some 2 and 3 oz bouncers i am hopeing it works ok. heading up in the morning to the red door any tips for the area? Will report tomorrows. Night.

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Big Jeff

tough bit weekend and the hang over didn't help Sat with tall waves. Best bight on tail dancers in 30-31 ft on gravel. Godd luck it was tough weekend

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