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Walleyes were bangin the cranks last weekend

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D-man,

What kind of cranks are you pulling? I tried trolling with a shad rap in 6-12 ft and kept getting hung up.

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When you start ticking bottom stand up and hold your rod up in the air. Works for me! And look for a little deeper water fast.

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I have been doing good with the 5-8 foot taildancer. On 8/12 fusion i can get it down 10 feet. I usally start deeper and work my way shallow until i come in contact with fish. Its best to have a variety of rods rigged with different depth running cranks. The best thing i try to do is once i contact fish ill mark the depth with GPS. Most of the time we hook into a fish we get so worked up with netting taking pictures etc we have drifted off the contact spot and forget to log our depth. I have a handheld GPS next to me that i use to mark my contact areas. Or you can simply walk to your dash unit or just remember to glance at the depth and remember it. Then i will target that depth and match my crank to that depth. As the light levels decrease i will change my cranks to move shallower. Still keeping my boat at a specific depth until i contact fish. It takes some work and good boat control to follow these contour lines but its far more effective than putting on a crank and running over various depths and getting hung up. I would also recommend getting a copy of the trollers bible if you dont have one. Cant wait to put the smack down on em this weekend.

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