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06-24-2014, 11:56 PM
Is there a depth chart for the arkie crank baits. I bought a few to try pullin behind my boat but I don't know how much line to let out. Also how fast do you pull the arkie baits thanks jax

06-25-2014, 06:14 AM
There's a crank bait chart on the Mississippi board. Crankbaits 101 or something like that.

Rees Guide
06-25-2014, 06:25 AM
Arkies aren't on it tho. They aren't gonna run very deep but they handle up to 2 mph easy. Most of us down here are using a weight in front of them and pushing them, great bait for pushing.

06-25-2014, 06:35 AM
The Arkies work great pushing with a 3 oz. trolling weight about three ft. Above them. Push them at 1.6 to1.8 mph. Control depth with weight. Depth will be approx two thirds the length of line out layed back at a 45 degree angle.

06-25-2014, 12:18 PM
yep theysaidtheysaid

06-25-2014, 01:33 PM
Thanks for info jax

06-26-2014, 08:28 PM
are you running weight on bottom and crankbait above it?

Rees Guide
06-26-2014, 08:33 PM
Weight about 3 foot above the crank.

06-28-2014, 04:06 AM
As in main line, weight, leader, crank.
Just to make sure I'm on the right page, the Arkies are about half the size of a Bandit?

Rees Guide
06-28-2014, 06:10 AM
Yes, bout half the size of a bandit, sharp little hooks too!!!!!:yikes

M R Dux
06-28-2014, 06:29 AM
How many of you guys are replacing the tiny hooks?

07-01-2014, 01:29 PM
I had the same question after searching the website so I shot them an Email. I was completely stunned to receive an answer within minutes of my request. Here is the response.

I don’t have a chart formulated, per say, but I do have the advise that everyone feeds me.
Our bait, straight out of the box, will run very similar depth pattern to the 200 series bandit. Around 6 or seven feet, 40 feet back, 6lb diameter line.
Add a oz. weight 3 feet in front of the bait, same line size, and you get the same depths as the 300 series.

Hope that helps!

He then told me to feel free to share the info. Enjoy:cheers2

07-01-2014, 05:03 PM
That was sure nice of Mitch(arkie baits) to respond & so quickly also, what I call good customer service, a rare happening now adays

Rees Guide
07-01-2014, 05:55 PM
How many of you guys are replacing the tiny hooks?
Them tiny hooks have a bite to em, wont find any sharper I bet.
Mitch and Arkie are top shelf guys!!!!!!!!