Depth guide for trolling

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Being that the pesky kokes are going deeper and I can't afford downriggers is there a guide to know how much weight it would take to get to a certain depth
 
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i already gave you all that info, its a measurement and common sense, just pull from your reel 2 your eyelit
 
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Thought that was with a dipsy not just weight
 
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well the diver will naturly dive, you should be able to tell whats going on by the angle of your line into the water
 
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they make something called a depth of troll, not sure who makes it or where to get one, but ive heard of them. they look at the angle your entering the water at, and the length of line out, and give a good estimate. the best thing to do is get a depth finder, and try to guess where your at, then when you go by the shallows, youll know how deep you are if you touch or not. I think with 1 oz banana weight we were down just under a foot per pull last weekend. The other thing is, dont go too fast, kokes like the speed around .8 to 1.4 or so, and if your trolling to fast, your gear will not be as deep. just keep trying, youll get it, Brian
 
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There has to be a formula that considers amount of weight, length of line out, and troll speed. I just don't know what to do with the variables. Any mathematicians out there???
 
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Other than everything said already. just pay attention to the fish finder and how deep the fish are. pay attention to how much line you are letting out. make several passes over the fish each pass letting out more line until you get one. then you will know how much line you had to let out to get that deep. don't have a finder. just guess at depth and when you start catching keep going to that depth by counting pulls.
 
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Do you add weights bbefore flasher or on leader before lure
 
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Ok mainline weight flasher wedding ring
 
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yup and i buy the bannana wieghts and take a snap of of a snap swivel and but it on one end of the weight. that way if you have a swivel on your mainline you can swap weights quickly.
 
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I was wondering about that as well
 
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yeah just makes it to where you don't have to bite and retie. also retie you wedding rings with better/maybe bigger hooks and lighter line.
 
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So just under a foot per pull I shout get almost 100 feet down for 100 pulls
 
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all depends on the wieght and speed you kinda have to do your own math in your head and try to to do your best guess by thinking line angles and how much line is out.
 
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also line diameter and density will play a role in depth along with resistance while trolling. just thought id mention it
 
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This should be a simple a squared plus b squared = c squared type math if the line is entering the water at a 45 deg angle and you have 100 ft of line out you are probably trolling at a depth of 60 ft or so.
 

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