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silverside
03-31-2019, 01:35 PM
Has anyone used a casting bubble to throw a light crankbait? If so, did it work well. I have only used with jigs.
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deathb4disco
03-31-2019, 02:16 PM
Has anyone used a casting bubble to throw a light crankbait?

I have only used a bubble with flies. Not sure why you'd use with something as big as a crankbait. :dono

silverside
03-31-2019, 03:32 PM
1 7/8 long 1/8 oz crankbait. Need more distance.

Hanr3
03-31-2019, 03:37 PM
1 7/8 long 1/8 oz crankbait. Need more distance.

Lighter line and sometimes I add a lead weight about 18" from the lure.

deathb4disco
03-31-2019, 03:45 PM
Lighter line ...

This ^^^^

... or braid. Casting bubble is not the answer.

silverside
03-31-2019, 03:59 PM
Yes, all logical answers. Long story short... I will be using on 1 rod for about 2-3 hrs tops. Then probably never again. So I didn't want to make it an ordeal with changing line etc. Just saw the bubbles in the tackle box and I wondered if anybody has done it.

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Cray
03-31-2019, 05:27 PM
Buy one and give I a try. Worst thing can happen is a line tangle.

Hanr3
03-31-2019, 05:51 PM
Yes, all logical answers. Long story short... I will be using on 1 rod for about 2-3 hrs tops. Then probably never again. So I didn't want to make it an ordeal with changing line etc. Just saw the bubbles in the tackle box and I wondered if anybody has done it.

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steve64116
03-31-2019, 10:33 PM
Fill that dude up 1/2 way with water and let that rocket go.:fish

silverside
03-31-2019, 10:41 PM
That's going to be my first attempt so i can get a real life answer. Then I will try a small sinker held by a split shot for comparison. I might have a new way to use small cranks [emoji6]

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Clint
04-01-2019, 09:45 AM
I don't see why it wouldn't work. A weight in front of a crankbait will make it run deeper than if you used the Adjusta Bubble. So I guess it depends on how deep you want the bait to run.

BTW: When I lived in New England (Mass & NH) I used that same bobber for everything for which I fished. I remember a day on the Nissitissit when we found a school of Yellow Perch and tore them up with yellow foam spiders about 2' behind the bubble. Two of us must have had 100 fish on in an hour or so. Fun times.

silverside
04-03-2019, 08:30 PM
So I guess it depends on how deep you want the bait to run.


That might be an added feature. The lure runs 6-8' deep. If I should find the fish in 6 fow, then I SHOULD be able to adjust the casting bubble to keep the dive to less than 6'. This is just an experiment. A couple fellow crappie guys swear that this body of water's crappie will only hit jigs. I am out to prove them wrong on Saturday. :biggrin

Techno2000
04-03-2019, 08:57 PM
That might be an added feature. The lure runs 6-8' deep. If I should find the fish in 6 fow, then I SHOULD be able to adjust the casting bubble to keep the dive to less than 6'. This is just an experiment. A couple fellow crappie guys swear that this body of water's crappie will only hit jigs. I am out to prove them wrong on Saturday. :biggrin

Lol...maybe you'll start a new trend and fishing technique with this.

Ketchn
04-04-2019, 06:19 AM
seen it used with deadly results on stocked trout many times and that's the only times I ever seen them used .

silverside
04-07-2019, 11:55 AM
The experiment is now over. We started the day finding fish on flats in 7 and a 1/2 fow. I adjusted the bubble to only allow a 4ft dive. 17 crappie later we were forced to move off the flats into deeper water where the double jig rig took over. At the end of the day the ratio of jigs vs bubble/crankbait was about 50-50. That casting bubble and crank setup helped us get the firts place trophy and payout. YES IT DOES HAVE A USE WITH CRANKBAITS!
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silverside
04-07-2019, 07:22 PM
Forgot to mention it also caught a channel cat :yikes

fiveeyes
04-08-2019, 08:31 AM
perhaps those that said...no way...will, see the light:biggrin

kdk
04-08-2019, 09:27 PM
seen it used with deadly results on stocked trout many times and that's the only times I ever seen them used .

this^^^ I used it in Co. for rainbows but not for crappie. Keep us posted!!