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I was just wanting to see what you guys preferences or favorites are for crankbaits that dive in the 10-15 foot range.  I have been searching for different baits in this depth range to throw around bridges and haven't quite found the one.  Most, of course, don't necessarily dive to the listed depth unless you have the correct line and rod and all and make the modifications, I know that.  I just wanted to see what you guys favorites are for that depth range and any modifications you make to help it produce.  I know the Livingston Howeller is synonomous with bridges but I don't really feel like spending that much money on something that can get hung up so easily, although I'd love to buy them.  I'm just curious to see you guys opinions.

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The DT10 is my bread and butter, but balsa baits do not mix well with bridge pillars...

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I would go with Rapala DT 10 or 14 they are the best! If your looking to save money Bomber us really good as well and if you get hung up your only out 2-3 bucks vs 8-16 on those others

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Most guys here said they haven't had much action on there Howeller baits. Not sure on how much you want to spend, bit I would probably buy one of the Arashi Deeps. I really like the squarebills, and would think the Deep models would be similar.

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I would go with Rapala DT 10 or 14 they are the best! If your looking to save money Bomber us really good as well and if you get hung up your only out 2-3 bucks vs 8-16 on those others

This is my thought, if I'm afraid I might lose a lure I would rather be out $3-4 then $15+.

That said I've not lost a lure since I started using a lure retriever

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Rebel BIGCLAW CRAWFISH crankbaits dives to 10ft. There's enough colors to match your local colors. I like the chartruese color at dawn and the evenings.

Bomber model A #05 reel it slow. Red, Brown, green any craw color.

Rapala jointed countdown. I vertical jig it.

Inline spinners mepps #3, #4. When the #3 action slows down out on the #4.

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The SK 5xd and 6xd should cover those depths pretty well.  The DD22, Bomber Fat Free Shad, 6th Sense 300DD and Norman NXS would also be good choices for not a lot of money.

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In that depth range I like the SK 3XDs and 5XDs, Rapala DT 10s, Spro Little John Baby DDs, Fat Free Shad Juniors, ABT lures Mini X2s, and Rapala Crankin Rap 14s.

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Dt10s are awesome. Smash is my favorite color. Arashi deeps are also very good and have a great rattle and action. I..very interested in sixth sense deep runners but I've only tried their square bills, which are awesome.

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For that 10-15 foot range the Strike King Series 5 and 5XD get the call for me. 

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Strike King XD series and Rapala DT 10 or 14.

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Deep little N and Fat Free Shad . 

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Awesome guys, I'll have to try some out.  I really wish Xcalibur made more than just squarebills.  If they do someone please let me know!

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Bill Norman ;)

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Awesome guys, I'll have to try some out.  I really wish Xcalibur made more than just squarebills.  If they do someone please let me know!

Xcalibur used to make a couple different jerkbaits, a couple different rattle baits, poppers, walkers, they were all great. I believe the company is being absorbed into the Booyah name now though since the rattle baits and poppers are both gone and reintroduced under the Booyah lineup. 

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Hands down the deep little'N

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I prefer SK xd's....the 5xd gets the most use for me. It gets down to 12' just fine on a long cast, and 15+ feet long lining

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Thanks Bluebasser86, I did not know that.  I have some 5xds but they just haven't quite produced like I would like them to.  That is for me personally, but a great bait no doubt!

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Rapala DT 10's and 14's are good as well as Bommer Fat Free Shad. Also, if you're fishing in that depth range invest in a lure retriever. I suggest the telescopic kind as they pay for themselves the first few uses. The one I have extends to 24' I believe and I've lost very few baits due to hangups since I got one.

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