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trolling cranks/lead core?


jay83196

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Hi,

Just looking for some advice regarding trolling cranks on Mille lacs, do you need lead core when out on the flats (does it work better) if so what kind of a set up do you use ( spinner real, baitcaster? Size pole)? What kinda line and cranks work best, how fast 1-2 mph? How do you know if your down enough can you feel bottom out there?

Thanks a lot...

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With 30ft lead of 10lb mono and 18lb core , figure 4-5ft down with #5 Shad Raps, and #7 Raps 6-7ft, every color after the tip line will put you down 4-6ft. Stay at 2mph while learning lead core, it will help you figure out consistent dive curves be fore you experiment with speed +-

Leadcore is both math and figure and some trial and error. The more you do it it becomes second nature when deciding, lure speed and at what depth.

When I find a bait that has no diver-curve I hold another "like" lure over the other one and "eye ball it" to get an idea, more bill? less bill, more angle? all factor into dive-curve.

As far as the set up, I use a Shimano Tekota 600LC on a 9' St.croix Eyecon med action rod, 30ft of backing then 10 colors of core (tie #10 spro swivel on) then 30ft of 10lb green XT, finally a small crank bait snap, no swivel on the crank bait snap is needed.

If you are just getting started fireline lets you see more lure action or lack of it (bottom) and will help you get familiar with leadcore dive curves faster. I have a lot of people take me up on the 2-3hr leadcore 101 trips, I'd be happy to take you out.

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Thanks for the info, Im not familiar with that reel, baitcaster I assume? do you use a line counter or use colors of line? Any color better than others of crank bait on a typical day...perch?

Thanks

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Hi jay,

I use a line counter. After awhile all you'll have to do is remember the # on your line counter and forget about counting leadcore colors everytime you reset. (assuming your fishing in the same approximate depth)

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