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i found the georges piefers fishing depth indicator charts however i am a bit confused with them trying to figure out just what weight should i use with tandemns bucktails as a3 ounce and a 6 ounce bucktails, trying to get to 20 feet with 50 ft. line out under column 6, is this right, he states using a tony, but how much does that weight in addition to the inlines, can i just substitute extra 4 ounces for the tony????please help,new to this chart thing.:helpsmilie:
 

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The weight of the lure(s) is added to the inline weight for your total. So if you have a 6 and a 3 tandem the you'd add 11 for 20 oz total.
Spoons dont really have a "weight" as applied here since their motion tends to put both positve and negative pressure as they swim around.
 

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You will have much better luck making you own chart.Before all the fancy equipment - we used to go out and take 1-2 hours to get our lines ready for trolling.

Go off an area with a nice flat bottom - western shore is best.Find a fairly flat area that does not drop off too quickly.Going east/west at trolling speed - set out your deepest rod and find the depth water you want it to run at.

Let's say 35 feet - you find 35 feet on the meter and slowly- I mean very SLOWLY let line out until you feel bottom.Wait 1 minute then let out until you hit bottom again.Write down the bars and weight of this rig.Repeat with your other rods.

You'll soon find the "experts" charts are off.This way you know exactly where your lures are :thumbup:.
 

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Skip is right on the money! The charts provide a very basic but not so reliable or accurate estimation of depth, as compared to the depth of the water you are rock fishing in. There are just too many variables, wind, current, speed over bottom, line diameter, lure weight, drag and the list goes on. Spend some time as Skip suggests and you will know how your spread reacts as conditions change.
 
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