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X-Rap depths?

Hey Guys,
I've searched and have not found an answer on this site or on Rapala's descriptions.
Mann does a fantastic job of giviing you a starting point on the Stretch 25 and 30.
Each one tells you how much line of a specific mono at a specific speed it takes to get them down to the intended depth, for instance on the Mann 25s it says on the box that it will dive to 25 feet with 150 feet of 30 lb. mono trolled at 3-5 knots. The Mann 30 will do the same with 50 lb. mono, all other factors being equal.
I find this information very helpful when setting out lines, and yes, I understand that I can alter the depths with different line, speed and weight.
Has any one come across similair info for the Rapala X-Raps, designated Magnum 15, Magnum 25 and Magnum 30?
Any info would be appreciated.:thumbup:

Thanks,
Gregg
 

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Rapala Lure/Line Depth Chart


Model Line Depth
Original Floating
F5 4-6Lb 4'-5'
F7 6-8Lb 4'6"-5'6"
F9 6-8Lb 4'6"-6'
F11 6-8Lb 5'6"-6'6"
F13 8-10Lb 6'-7'6"
Husky
H13 8-12Lb 8'10'
Sinking Countdown
CD3 4-6Lb 2'-3'
CD5 4-6Lb 3'-5'
CD7 6-8Lb 4'-6'
CD9 6-8Lb 5'-7'
CD11 6-10Lb 6'-8'
Floating Jointed
J7 6-8Lb 4'-5'6"
J9 6-8Lb 6'6"-8'
J11 8-10Lb 7'9'
J13 8-12Lb 10'-13'
Shad Rap
SR5 6-8Lb 6'-8'
SR7 6-8Lb 8'-10'
SR8 8-10Lb 10'-12'
SR9 8-12Lb 12'-14'
SSR14 8-20Lb 8'-10'
Shallow Shad Rap
SSR5 6-8Lb 2'-4'
SSR7 6-8Lb 4'-6'
SSR8 9-12Lb 6'-8'
SSR9 8-12Lb 8'-10'
Fat Rap Deep Running
FR5 6-8Lb 12'6"-14'6"
FR7 8-12Lb 15'-17'
Fat Rap Shallow Running
SFR5 6-8Lb 3'-5'
SFR7 8-12Lb 5'-7'
Fat Rap Mini
MFR3 4-6Lb 4'-5'
Down Deep Rattlin' Fat Rap
DRFR7 6-15Lb 15'-20'
Minnow Spoon
RMS-7 6-15Lb Variable
Magnum
CD7MAG 8Lb 9'-11'
CD9MAG 8-10Lb 12'-14'
11MAG 10-15Lb 9'-11'
CD11MAG 10-15Lb 13'-15'
14MAG 12-20Lb 12'-14'
CD14MAG 12-20Lb 13'-16'
CD18MAG 15-25Lb 18'-21'
26MAG 25Lb + 18'-25'
Sliver
SL13 8-10Lb 10'12'
SL20 10-15Lb 12'-14'
 

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Swimming depth chart by casting:
DEPTH/M
LURE CODE
Top water
SP-5, SP-7, SPR-7, SP-9, SP-12
0-1 m
F-3, F-5, F-7, F-9, F-11, HJ-6, J-5, J-7, J-9, J-11, CD-3, RMS-6, RMS-7, RMST-5, RMST-6, RMST-7, RNR-4, SSR-5
1-2 m
H-13, CD-5, CD-7, CD-9, CD-11, CDJ-7, CDJ-9, HJ-8, HJ-10, DHJ-10, MFR-3, RR-4, RFR-4, RNR-5, RNR-7, CDSR-5, CDSR-7, SSR-7, SSR-8, TE-7, SR-5, SR-7, TD-7, SRRS-4, SRRS-5, RMS-8, F-18, SSR-14, F-7-MAG, F-9-MAG, F-11-MAG, CD-7-MAG, HJ-12, HJ-14
2-3 m
FR-5, FR-7, RFR-5, RFR-7, RR-5, RR-7, RR-8, RR-9, SRR-9, SRRS-7, SR-8, SR-9, RNR-8, DHJ-12, CDJ-11, J-13, J-14-MAG, F-18-MAG, CD-9-MAG, CD-11-MAG, CD-14-MAG, SL-13, SL-20
3-4 m
DRFR-7, RR-9, CD-18-MAG
4-6 m
CD-22-MAG

Please note the test criteria: Estimated average depth given here tested by casting, using a 0.20-0.35 mm monofilament line. Consider that changing any of the controlling factors will alter the actual swimming depth: e.g type of terminal tackle used, choice of line and retrieval speed. With the use of much thinner but still strong dyneema line you will fish 10-20% deeper. On the other hand, the starting retrieval speed will decide the actual swimming depth: to reach the maximum depth, start reeling in fast. Also keeping your rod tip low or high from the surface, will make a difference in the swimming depth of your lure.


Swimming depth chart by trolling:
DEPTH/M
LURE CODE
0-1 m
F-3, RMS-6, RMST-5, RMST-6
1-2 m
F-5, F-7, F-9, F-11, F-13, CD-3, CD-5, J-5, J-7, CDJ-7, HJ-6, HJ-8, MFR-3, RNR-4, RMS-7, RMST-7, SSR-5, F-7-MAG, F-9-MAG
2-3 m
CD-7, CD-9, J-9, J-11, CDJ-9, CDJ-11, HJ-10, HJ-12, RMS-8, RFR-4, RR-4, SSR-7, SSR-8, SSR-9, SR-5, SR-7, TE-7, TD-7, CDSR-5, CDSR-7, CDSR-8, RNR-5, RNR-7, SRRS-4, SRRS-5, H-13, F-11-MAG, F-14-MAG, CD-7-MAG, CD-9-MAG, SL-13
3-4 m
CD-11, FR-5, RFR-5, RR-5, RNR-8, SR-8, TD-9, DHJ-10, J-13, HJ-14, F-18, F-18-MAG, CD-11-MAG, CD-14-MAG, SL-20
4-6 m
FR-7, RFR-7, RR-7, RR-8, SR-9, SRRS-7, DHJ-12, CD-18-MAG
Even deeper DRFR-7, RR-9, SRR-14, CD-22-MAG, CD-26-MAG

Please note the test criteria: Estimated average depth given here tested by trolling: 0.30-0.45 mm monofilament, with 30 meters line out: rod tip 1 meter from the surface, at 3-5 knots' speed.. Consider that changing any of the controlling factors will alter the actual swimming depth: e.g type of terminal tackle used, choice of line and retrieval speed. With the use of much thinner but still strong dyneema line you will fish up to 25% deeper! On the other hand, by reducing the distance beetween your lure and the boat, you can make even the deepest running swim much closer to the surface. Also keeping your rod tip low or high from the surface, will make a difference in the swimming depth of your lure.
 

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That's not it.

Thanks Seaox but the chart doesn't list the X-Rap, Magnums.
They are the X-Rap, Magnum 15, Magnum 20 and Magnum 30.
They are all designed as trolling baits, not casting baits and I can't find the specific information for them.
Their product codes are (respectively) XRMAG15, XRMAG20 and the XRMAG30.
I'm trying to fine tune my trolling spread.
If anyone has this info I'd appreciate it.
(By the way, I tried to find an e-mail address on Rapala's web site to no avail.)

Thanks,
Gregg
 

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IMHO if you are trying to troll more than 4 crainkbaits at a time you are asking for trouble.:eek: I do a lot of trolling off of my Bass Tracker and usually keep it to 3 rods and I can troll effectively with that. The way I usually put out a crankbait trolling spread is like this:

Start with your shallow running lure say 4-6ft. Get into 8-10 ft of water and go a little faster than a normal troll speed. Let line out until you start to hit bottom (count your bars). Then pull back on the throttle to normal troll speed. Your shallow runner is set. Move into 12-15 ft of water and go a little faster than normal troll speed. Put out your middle runner until you crank bottom and pull back on the throttle to normal troll speed. Then move into deeper water to set your deep runner etc. I'll only troll one shallow, one middle and one deep runner because I can troll any depth effectively knowing at least one bait will be in the zone.

Make sure when you come into shallow water with your deep runner that you slow down and watch your rod tip for bouncing. Those rapalas don't just grab fish, they grab everything on the bottom:eek:
 
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