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#12408917 - 08/31/17 04:58 PM Deepest diving crank bait, all things equal!
Agape Offline
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All things being equal what is the deepest diving crank bait available for casting?
Also what is the deepest diver you fish the most?
Just wondering, Thanks......

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#12408931 - 08/31/17 05:13 PM Re: Deepest diving crank bait, all things equal! [Re: Agape]
Mudbone Offline
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Loc: Cuney, Texas
I would like to know as well...

What I've done in the past when I can't quite get a certain crank down far enough is put a little Carolina rig on it, similar to a regular C rig but lighter

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#12408935 - 08/31/17 05:19 PM Re: Deepest diving crank bait, all things equal! [Re: Mudbone]
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I'd say back in the day the Manns 30+
But today I'd say the Luhr Jensen hot lips express

But I'm that guy that will stick with a good XD5 or XD6 or the duo realis or the Z-Boss 20, I hope I don't need to be any deeper
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#12408961 - 08/31/17 05:55 PM Re: Deepest diving crank bait, all things equal! [Re: Agape]
Preacher Ed Offline
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I know a few years back when BASS was on that lake in TN (memories bad, can't remember the name of it), they were casting a Hot Lips Express and then letting line off the reel as they used their trolling motor back to complete the cast being careful not to move the lure so they wouldn't get DQ'ed for trolling. It seems like I remember the one(s) who were doing this that the Express would go deeper. Also, they made a Hot Lips Express called the "Deep Secret" which looks like it would go deeper than the normal Hot Lips.

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#12408981 - 08/31/17 06:07 PM Re: Deepest diving crank bait, all things equal! [Re: Agape]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Lucky craft skt magnum 120 and 10xd for me

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#12408997 - 08/31/17 06:19 PM Re: Deepest diving crank bait, all things equal! [Re: Agape]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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10xd
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#12409011 - 08/31/17 06:29 PM Re: Deepest diving crank bait, all things equal! [Re: Agape]
bigbass94 Offline
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I'd say 10XD or Mann's 30+. I probably throw an 6XD or 8XD the most.
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#12409467 - 08/31/17 10:51 PM Re: Deepest diving crank bait, all things equal! [Re: Agape]
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Duo Realis (sp), the little bodied Hot Lips Deep Secret (still have a few of those in the original package) 10XD, Mann's 30+. You will get them down deeper than nearly any other CB. Don't have the Lucky Craft, but do the others. OH, I forgot the Poes 1200, too. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains


Edited by Thad Rains (08/31/17 10:51 PM)
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#12409716 - 09/01/17 08:05 AM Re: Deepest diving crank bait, all things equal! [Re: Agape]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
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I have thrown the LC SKT Mag 120 and the 10XD. I am not convinced they go any deeper than the original Mann's 30+. Not saying the 30+ is a better bait, just making an observation.

The giant bodies on the SKT 120 and the 10XD also add buoyancy which works against the depth they can achieve. They are easier to crank back in than the 30+ I will say that.

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#12409842 - 09/01/17 09:53 AM Re: Deepest diving crank bait, all things equal! [Re: Agape]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
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Those 30+ can definitely be a beat down.

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#12410862 - 09/01/17 10:08 PM Re: Deepest diving crank bait, all things equal! [Re: SAKS]
Skeeterbrain Offline
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Registered: 07/31/07
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Loc: Cut and Shoot, TX
Originally Posted By: SAKS
Those 30+ can definitely be a beat down.

They make one now called a EZ30. It is not nearly as hard to crank in.
I prefer the 6th Sense Crush 500DD

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#12415572 - 09/05/17 07:04 PM Re: Deepest diving crank bait, all things equal! [Re: Agape]
hookinbass Offline
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Registered: 02/09/14
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Loc: Oklahoma
6th Sense Cloud 9.. 20 and 25. Cheaper than 10xd and seem to be just as good
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#12416305 - 09/06/17 10:41 AM Re: Deepest diving crank bait, all things equal! [Re: Preacher Ed]
Bulletman99 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 513
Loc: South Texas
Originally Posted By: Preacher Ed
I know a few years back when BASS was on that lake in TN (memories bad, can't remember the name of it), they were casting a Hot Lips Express and then letting line off the reel as they used their trolling motor back to complete the cast being careful not to move the lure so they wouldn't get DQ'ed for trolling. It seems like I remember the one(s) who were doing this that the Express would go deeper. Also, they made a Hot Lips Express called the "Deep Secret" which looks like it would go deeper than the normal Hot Lips.



The technique you described is called Back-Trolling. BASS has now outlawed it!
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#12416315 - 09/06/17 10:48 AM Re: Deepest diving crank bait, all things equal! [Re: Agape]
Bulletman99 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 513
Loc: South Texas
I have been using Berkeys new Dredger 20 & 25s lately and they have impressed me. They have a weighted bill which makes them get down quick and they stay down closer to the boat than any I have ever used. Many that dive really deep will wear you out quick due to the pull they exert on you. The dredgers don't pull near as much.
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#12416500 - 09/06/17 01:29 PM Re: Deepest diving crank bait, all things equal! [Re: Bulletman99]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 10211
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: Bulletman99
I have been using Berkeys new Dredger 20 & 25s lately and they have impressed me. They have a weighted bill which makes them get down quick and they stay down closer to the boat than any I have ever used. Many that dive really deep will wear you out quick due to the pull they exert on you. The dredgers don't pull near as much.


Good 411

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