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Mar 18, 2023 19:55:23   #
WWW.Superviser Loc: WI
 
WWW.Supervisor from WI heading to Erie to walleye fish starting 3/26 for the first time. What cranks should I bring or purchase?

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Mar 18, 2023 20:56:24   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
WWW.Superviser wrote:
WWW.Supervisor from WI heading to Erie to walleye fish starting 3/26 for the first time. What cranks should I bring or purchase?


You need to PM J in Cleveland. He fishes that lake.

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Mar 19, 2023 14:38:31   #
keeperdean Loc: Chardon Ohio
 
Bandits, WNC Reapers, Deep Husky Jerk 12, Reef Runner, Flicker Shad. JUST A FEW.

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Mar 19, 2023 17:43:24   #
Lockman54 Loc: Alliance,Oh
 
WWW.Superviser wrote:
WWW.Supervisor from WI heading to Erie to walleye fish starting 3/26 for the first time. What cranks should I bring or purchase?


Shore fishing or boat or charter boat? You know what the weather forecast is before you go. This time of year weather can be a factor because it can get bad in a hurry and ruin a good day. The time of year also does play a big part of baits and lures to use. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think it's a tad early in the season for Lake Erie. If you go and do good let us know how you did. Dress warm. Wish you lots of luck and be safe.

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Mar 19, 2023 19:23:52   #
J in Cleveland Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
 
keeperdean wrote:
Bandits, WNC Reapers, Deep Husky Jerk 12, Reef Runner, Flicker Shad. JUST A FEW.


Add Perfect tens to that list and you’ve got my choices. May be not be the best time for cranking or trolling. May be a good time for jigging. Your charter will know and probably provide gear. Look into Fisherman’s Warf their FB page is pretty informative as to what’s being caught.

Tight lines
J

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Mar 19, 2023 20:02:35   #
WWW.Superviser Loc: WI
 
Thanks for your input. I have some of all those baits except the P 10s. What size/depth/ colors works best? I have several Reef Runners (800 series?) but struggle with getting/keeping them running straight.

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Mar 19, 2023 20:09:51   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
WWW.Superviser wrote:
Thanks for your input. I have some of all those baits except the P 10s. What size/depth/ colors works best? I have several Reef Runners (800 series?) but struggle with getting/keeping them running straight.


Well there ya have it brother. Two guys that know what they're talkin bout. Good luck to ya. Be sure and post pics.

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Mar 20, 2023 17:09:39   #
keeperdean Loc: Chardon Ohio
 
Reef Runners are famous for running off track. Tune them. YouTube has a lot of videos that tell you how.

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Mar 20, 2023 19:50:48   #
WWW.Superviser Loc: WI
 
I have the Reef Runner tuning tool to tune the baits so they run straight. I just get frustrated as they seem to go out of tune easily. (Excaggerated) But catch a fish on a Reef Runner and it seems like you have to retune it.

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Mar 20, 2023 20:06:59   #
keeperdean Loc: Chardon Ohio
 
Yeah, that’s why I don’t use them a lot especially when trolling with 3 planner boards out on each side. My go to crank is the Bandit but this early in the year you will have better luck jigging. Not my thing but seems to work for the early birds. You may want to consider the Precision Trolling app. It tells you the feet of line out needed to obtain a specific depth for every conceivable lure. The Bible for trolling for Walleye.

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Mar 20, 2023 20:21:25   #
WWW.Superviser Loc: WI
 
Agree with you that Reef Runners are known to run off track. It’s really too bad because overall the baits catch fish/are made well/look good/solid hooks ect. I even give them credit for the names they come up with.

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Mar 20, 2023 20:58:38   #
Timex56 Loc: Cedar Point Ohio
 
Not sure where you plan on fishing but here in the Western basin they are using jigs right now and will be for some time.

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Mar 21, 2023 22:48:43   #
WWW.Superviser Loc: WI
 
Yes I love to jig and will hopefully be able to get out and do some. Going with two others that like to troll first so we will adjust as needed. Thanks for the feedbacks.

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Mar 22, 2023 06:32:40   #
J in Cleveland Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
 
WWW.Superviser wrote:
Yes I love to jig and will hopefully be able to get out and do some. Going with two others that like to troll first so we will adjust as needed. Thanks for the feedbacks.


Troll slow. Water temp is still below 40 degrees. .6- 1.1 mph in that cold water is what I’d try.

Tight lines
J

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Mar 22, 2023 08:35:51   #
WWW.Superviser Loc: WI
 
Wow that slow with cranks? Don’t think I have every trolled cranks under like 1.5.

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