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DD Crankbait false advertisement? #14022751 06/06/21 07:28 PM
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It doesn’t matter what rod, reel or line I use I can’t get a crankbait even close to what it says on the packaging. I can get close long lining but I hate that [censored]. Does everyone else have this problem or should I just C Rig it, that’s about the only way I can see to get it to advertised depth.

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Re: DD Crankbait false advertisement? [Re: Hulapoppin] #14022763 06/06/21 07:38 PM
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10 pound line and the ability to make a 80+ yard cast and you can get most to depth. It's a beating.


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Re: DD Crankbait false advertisement? [Re: Hulapoppin] #14022766 06/06/21 07:43 PM
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Is your casting distance below average for any reason? I only ask because that is the only variable that is making it possible for you. I have never had any trouble getting big cranks down to advertised depths. I use long rods made for slinging deep cranks, keep my reels in good condition and have good quality12# flouro as the line.

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I was always told lighter FC will get you maximum depth. Tough for me to throw light line on something like a 6xd or bigger...at least at my home lake 🤷‍♂️

ive never done it....and probably wouldnt just because of confidence....but ive heard of people throwing on a teardrop style sinker on the front split ring to weight it more, and have also heard about people putting a worm weight on the baits like its a texas rig, and even like it was a carolina/mojo rig pegged. I even talked to someone that claims to throw a carolina rigged squarbill deeper....not sure how much value im putting on that story tho! I didnt see any pics...and no pics=lies in 2021 LOL

Re: DD Crankbait false advertisement? [Re: Hulapoppin] #14022787 06/06/21 08:07 PM
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I’m with you Hula. I run light line and can cast further than most but rarely get close to advertised depths.

Re: DD Crankbait false advertisement? [Re: Douglas J] #14022788 06/06/21 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Douglas J
10 pound line and the ability to make a 80+ yard cast and you can get most to depth. It's a beating.

80 yards lmao your dreaming


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Originally Posted by basscaster46
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10 pound line and the ability to make a 80+ yard cast and you can get most to depth. It's a beating.

80 yards lmao your dreaming


You do not think a 1 oz crank bait can be casted 240 feet in the air?


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Long rod, light line, and bomb it down wind!

Re: DD Crankbait false advertisement? [Re: Hulapoppin] #14022877 06/06/21 10:18 PM
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Also make sure it’s running straight or you’ll never get that depth.


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Re: DD Crankbait false advertisement? [Re: Hulapoppin] #14022896 06/06/21 10:40 PM
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The only crankbait to me that gets down to the posted depth are the Spro’s deep diving cranks. I will throw the 25’ in that depth and hit bottom. It might not stay there very long but it does reach it.


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Re: DD Crankbait false advertisement? [Re: Hulapoppin] #14022900 06/06/21 10:42 PM
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Haven’t measured but I can cast one out to where you’d have to give your Lab hand signals to fetch it. I can reach the shallower depths as advertised but anything deeper than 18’ I can’t seem to get to. Also I’m not getting on my knees and sticking an 8’ rod as far down as possible to get there. Really not a big deal I was just wondering what everyone else’s experience was, I don’t have any fishin buddies to ask, they refuse to throw em.

Re: DD Crankbait false advertisement? [Re: Hulapoppin] #14022945 06/06/21 11:44 PM
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Its hard, if not impossible to get some baits to reach the advertised depth. The bait has to be tuned right, and even then I don't always get it down there but even if the tune is off just a hair it can equal a foot or two of depth. I won't use below 12lb line and 15 on the 8xd or bigger. I would rather step up the crankbait size than worry about breaking off on a big fish or limb

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Maybe its my advanced age but these large deep diving cranks wear me out. I throw them on a 7'6" rod down wind and retrieve them with my rod pointed directly at the lure but after a few casts I have to switch to something else.

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I kind of view dives-to-depth like I do mpg ratings--you can hit those numbers when you meet the checklist of criteria and when the stars align, but you're usually going to underperform in comparison to manufacturer ratings.

Re: DD Crankbait false advertisement? [Re: Hulapoppin] #14022984 06/07/21 12:20 AM
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I’m gonna try some SPROS.

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