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Snap weights

Discussion in 'Saginaw Bay and its Tributaries' started by selvig36, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. fishhead59

    fishhead59

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    I use 1 oz. weight for every 10 fow
    And try different leads until you start catching fish speed is critical.
     
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  2. Ralph Smith

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    I don't think shorter leads like you would run for bouncers or mini discs would spook the fish anymore with the stickbaits. Here's something easy and cost saving and efficient all in one.... keep your leader length about your rod length or slightly longer for netting, then just hang your weight of choice from a snap that is snapped through same eyelet your mainline is tied to...no removing of weight and no expensive snap to buy :).
     
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  3. "Big Tuna"

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    Being a first year rookie to fishing the bay and using planer boards....would someone please explain the difference between a snap weight and a inline weight. Does one outweigh ( pun intended ) the other in performance or ease in using? Second thing....i use the dive curve info with the crankbaits I buy but is there a basic formula you use to get to a desired depth when using a 1 oz or 2 oz weight running at 1.5 or 2 mph ?

    I take notes and keep a log on what some of you share when it comes to your knowledge when using planer boards,baits and speed to be successful when your on the water. And for that, I thank you.
     
  4. Rogue20

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    Inline weight your line from the rod goes to the weight then a leader goes behind the weight.
    Snap weight clips on the line wherever you want it.
    Lots of folks use inlines throughout the summer with crawler harnesses and mini discs with spoons and such.
    Snap weights are usually associated with body baits like husky jerks and such. The weight can be placed anywhere on the line
     

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  5. HevyD

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    Watch closely when romanack takes the snap weight off. He had it on backwards. Lol. Rookie
     
  6. Downsea

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    I had to look at it twice! I like that OR20 setup.
     
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    The OR-16 clip otherwise known as the line-cutter.....
     
  8. Downsea

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    I haven't been on the bay yet but, does that happen frequently Scotty?
     
  9. Ralph Smith

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    Never had any cut my line yet, but I use the wore out ones that I change out for new on the rear of the boards.
     
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    Me either. I've cut my fair share of pins off but never had one cut my line.
     
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