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Old crank baits/figuring out the depth

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Hey guys, I recently got a bunch of older crank baits from my father and I am looking for a way to find out how deep they run.  All the new crank baits I buy I label the lip with a marker the depth they run.  The only way that I have thought of was to tie them on, fish them in a known depth of water and see if they hit the bottom or not.  

Does anyone else have any ideas?   Thanks.

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 If you know their names, that might help. If not, maybe some pics...

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I know this won't help in your situation, but I've gotten in the habit of engraving the underside of the lip with the diving depth, and in some cases the brand and model. It's won't wear off like marker sometimes will.

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I only have 2 crank baits that I know the depth of.  These are ones that I bought this winter.  Last year the only crank baits I fished were lipless.  This year I am going to make a better effort to improve my crank bait fishing.  Pardon the ignorance but how exactly would I do a comparison test?  Just tying them on and trying to hit bottom with them?  

I will try and get some pictures tonight when I get home from work.

Thanks guys.

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I have herd this works but have never tried it my self but cant you run it past a transducer and watch the fishfinder?

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I only have 2 crank baits that I know the depth of. These are ones that I bought this winter. Last year the only crank baits I fished were lipless. This year I am going to make a better effort to improve my crank bait fishing. Pardon the ignorance but how exactly would I do a comparison test? Just tying them on and trying to hit bottom with them?

I will try and get some pictures tonight when I get home from work.

Thanks guys.

visually comparing the angles of the lips.

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