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Old 11-01-2011, 04:29 PM
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Good Evening all,
My question that I have is this:
Generally speaking, with no current and no rise and fall due to sea conditions is it fair to say that for every ounce of weight on a bait you would acquire five feet of depth while trolling at a speed of 1.5 to 2 mph?

If that is correct then to achieve the proper presentation at a depth of 40 - 50 feet then you would most likely need 8 to 10 ounces of weight (keeping in mind no current or sea)? Also does the location of the weight make a big difference in regards to sinking the bait? I have a few ideas that I could use, I have never had to weight baits for trolling in this deep of water before.

The reason why I ask is that I am planning to fish an area that may hold fish in this depth range with a max current at the hop of the tide of 3kts. And I would like to be able to figure a way to present it properly.

Thanks so much for reading.

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Old 11-01-2011, 04:34 PM
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For those depths you will need to consider your line as well.
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:39 PM
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by On The Edge 1 View Post
For those depths you will need to consider your line as well.
Thanks OTE,
One set up I will be using braid, the other setup is lead core which I don't think other than putting a heavier head on the tube I don't know if it is practical to use another type of weight in line.

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