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Old 07-26-2019, 09:50 AM
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I didn't catch fish using tadpole, all on leadcore. I want to learn more since I dont like using dipsy etc. I will use inline and will try that as well next time. I tried to use couple of stick baits and will try worm harness next time as well. I appreciate help on length of leader, speedshould Should I use crankbaits like shallow rap, xrap, and floating or countdown rap. I can buy a few spoons if they are better, need size I should buy.

I am going to put leadcore on another reel. My next problem is knowing how many colors are out, some are so close in color at my age hard to tell the difference.

I was fishing in 47 feet of water and normally at Erie I like 25 feet or less, that way I know what to use and do catch assortment of fish. Have caught bigger walleye, bass, and catfish.
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Old 07-27-2019, 01:27 AM
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Often the best way to get answers to questions like these are to go fishing on your suggested body of water with a good friend who uses the methods that you want to learn.

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Old 07-27-2019, 02:26 AM
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I do very well on Erie just using 20# Power Pro.........slide a 5/8 oz sinker on that main line and tie a good stainless steel ball bearing snap swivel. Then attach a #4 Colorado Chartreuse worm harness with about a 3' lead. SLOW troll this at about 1 mph but let out a LOT LOT LOT of line (near 100 yards). With Erie being gin clear this helps a HUGE amount by getting away from the boat.

If you use bottom bouncers you can't get that much line out without fear of snagging up a lot.
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My next problem is knowing how many colors are out, some are so close in color at my age hard to tell the difference.

Using a reel with a line counter will tell you how much line is out.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:42 AM
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Bobby, you fishing 300 feet back?? Don't sound right
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Spoons off Tadpoles is a great combo. You can dial in very precisely on depth. I'm not a big fan of crankbaits off Tadpoles. I haven't really ever done that well with that combo. I suspect it's because I'm not getting an accurate depth from the cranks effect on the dive curve. For cranks, I use snap weights. As far as spoons size, 2"-3.75" is good for walleye. I've caught them on bigger magnum spoons, but the smaller ones seem to work much better.
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Old 07-27-2019, 11:35 AM
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I really like tadpoles too. I have fished them in 20 -30 ft in June when I'm going 1.5 using a #2. Now if your going now when you need more speed then you are going to have to step up to at least a 3. Remember tadpoles are very speed dependent, use a #3 with 140 ft of line out at 2mph and you are down 30, bump it up to 3mph and you're only down 18. That's a pretty big swing for 1 mph.

I also use spinners or spoons. Cranks have to be shallow runners, divers don't work at all. If you want to use cranks deep then you got to go snap weights as has been mentioned.
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Old 07-27-2019, 11:47 AM
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Spoons off Tadpoles is a great combo. You can dial in very precisely on depth. I'm not a big fan of crankbaits off Tadpoles. I haven't really ever done that well with that combo. I suspect it's because I'm not getting an accurate depth from the cranks effect on the dive curve. For cranks, I use snap weights. As far as spoons size, 2"-3.75" is good for walleye. I've caught them on bigger magnum spoons, but the smaller ones seem to work much better.
Good advice thank you
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I really like tadpoles too. I have fished them in 20 -30 ft in June when I'm going 1.5 using a #2. Now if your going now when you need more speed then you are going to have to step up to at least a 3. Remember tadpoles are very speed dependent, use a #3 with 140 ft of line out at 2mph and you are down 30, bump it up to 3mph and you're only down 18. That's a pretty big swing for 1 mph.

I also use spinners or spoons. Cranks have to be shallow runners, divers don't work at all. If you want to use cranks deep then you got to go snap weights as has been mentioned.
Thank for all the information and tips
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Bobby, you fishing 300 feet back?? Don't sound right
Ya, weird............but I only use a 5/8 oz slip sinker....

Two of us boated 15 walleyes today up to 8 pounds....perfect day......didn't even need the electric motor..........just drifting while everyone else was trolling the gear all around us.
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