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I'd like compile a list as to what depth various crankbaits will run  on a long cast with 12 lb test .. I've been using Big Game .014 diameter . I cold switch to xl  but am not going to braid . I'm sticking with 12 lb test because I dont take that many rods along .    .I want the bait to hit bottom but not dig into it real hard . Norman Deep Liitle N is a personal favorite at 10 foot and the rapala Crankin Rap ccr14 has been doing well at 12 foot .  

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I've saw a test done with various different cranks with different line and casting distances but I can't remember where. If I find it I'll post a link

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Walleye fisherman are very serious about depth when they are trolling.  I know there is a book produced that has a lot of the more popular crankbaits and their running depths.  I will find you a link.

do a search for precision trolling, it may have what you're after.

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The Norman NXS fills the niche between the Deep Little N and the DD22. 

The elevated lip of the NXS makes for a faster vertical dive. 

The NXS dives 12-16 feet, picking up where the Deep Little N tops out and just under DD22 maximum depth range. 

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I'm a fan of the NXS as well. For me on 8lb. line it's about a 15 ft. bait. The 22 about 17-18ft.

 If you need more look at the Profound Z Boss or 8xd.  For me, if I need to get deeper than that I'm going to a swimbait..

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Your list may get pretty lengthy as there are quite a few bait out there that dive to 12 & 15 feet and some that actually go to 20 feet as advertised.   The 20 ft diver list is smaller although it's been growing here recently.

A few of each for me are listed below and the true 20 ft baits are pretty beefy.

12's ~ Spro "Mike McClelland" RkCrawler 55 Crankbait, & 6th Sense Crush 250MD Crankbait, & Strike King Pro Model 5XD Crankbaits

15's ~ Strike King Pro Model 6XD Crankbaits, Lucky Craft LC RTO 3.5XD Crankbaits, & 6th Sense Crush 300DD Crankbait

20's ~ Strike King 8XD & 10XD Crankbaits, Lucky Craft LC 6.5 XD DRS Crankbaits, and the Beast - Lucky Craft SKT Magnum 120 Mag DR Crankbaits

A-Jay

 

 

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Bill Norman DD22 HD Crankbait is a custom weighted design; the added weight allows for further casting distances keeping you in the strike zone longer.

As for running depths, it's some what uncomfortable but do yourself a favour & learn how to kneel-n-reel.

You'll get an additional 2'depth; I do it with Rat-L-Traps!

 

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19 minutes ago, Catt said:

Bill Norman DD22 HD Crankbait is a custom weighted design; the added weight allows for further casting distances keeping you in the strike zone longer.

As for running depths, it's some what uncomfortable but do yourself a favour & learn how to kneel-n-reel.

You'll get an additional 2'depth; I do it with Rat-L-Traps!

 

Love the DD22 HD ! 

I deliberately omitted that one as I knew you'd add it.

:)

A-Jay

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Wonder what Normans will be like since they were bought out. I know they have new packaging just hope everything else stays the same

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I want to take the guess work out of choosing a crankbait .   15 foot Manns Pigs , I dont use them in 15 foot of water , I will use them 10 to 12 foot .   I like the Norman Deep Little N . It  has been one of my favorites for a long time . I never hard of the NXS but I will get a couple now .

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But Catt I thought you were a t-rig/jig guy?

"I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." Matthew Quigley

The most overlooked crankbaits are Poe's Super Cedar Series!

 Wooden crankbaits are something that has to be felt in order to appreciate the subtle differences between composite and natural wood lures. 

Plastic & composite lures are more consistent out of the box, but cedar lures, have a natural buoyancy and action that drives bass crazy.

Poe's Competition Cedar 4400 dive to 14-16'

Poe's Competition Cedar 4500 Longreach dive to 18-21'

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I have a few Poes that have hardly been used . I dont know what seires they are but one is large with a  lip that protrudes straight out .

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Duo g87 series for deeper depths

Normans, rapalas, spros, and lucky craft shallower

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how far do you typically have to get a cast to go to get down to 15-20 feet? i often use 12lb mono myself for bass fishing, but i actually have no idea how deep my deep divers are actually getting...

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3 hours ago, Red Bear said:

how far do you typically have to get a cast to go to get down to 15-20 feet? i often use 12lb mono myself for bass fishing, but i actually have no idea how deep my deep divers are actually getting...

Thats the way with me . Maximum advertised depth , I dont think I ever reach those . I just bought a Strike King 6 series advertised to go to 19 foot . I'm hoping to get 15 on my longest cast with 12 lb mono .

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I think it was one of the articles on here about crankin that the guy used his crank on a Carolina rig to achieve more depth and hit the fish at the 25-30 ft mark. Been wanting to try it but haven't found the right situation yet.

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15 hours ago, riverbasser said:

I've saw a test done with various different cranks with different line and casting distances but I can't remember where. If I find it I'll post a link

I've been trying to find a article with real data but no luck.

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All I could find

Www.bassmaster.com/guide-precision-cranking

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I notice alot of guys trying to deep crank with mono, fluoro will absolutely help u get a little deeper. In my experience if i am getting 15' deep with 12lb mono with a particular lure and then use 10lb flouro with same lure i can get 16' deep .    That 1' can make all the difference in the world on a ledge or in a channel.

My 0.01cent

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2 minutes ago, chadmack282 said:

I notice alot of guys trying to deep crank with mono, fluoro will absolutely help u get a little deeper. In my experience if i am getting 15' deep with 12lb mono with a particular lure and then use 10lb flouro with same lure i can get 16' deep .    That 1' can make all the difference in the world on a ledge or in a channel.

My 0.01cent

Just asking wouldn't a 10lb mono drop that same one foot? I don't see where the fluoro is the reason your getting 1foot more depth when your dropping line size? Not saying fluoro wont get more depth but 1 foot doesn't seem to be a big difference considering the drop in test. 

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1 hour ago, chadmack282 said:

Mono is floats

Flouro sinks

 Not saying fluoro wont get more depth but 1 foot doesn't seem to be a big difference considering the drop in test. Ill keep my easy to deal with mono. I can drop from 12lb to 10lb and gain a foot no problem. 

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