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Just got word today from a local sporting good store that storm is making new wiggle warts that will go down to 20 feet deep… If this is true, and they continue to have comparable actions to the older wiggle wart, This is a game changer. In the past Rock crawlers could go deeper than warts  but didn’t have quite the hunting type action that a wart did. If indeed the new wiggle warts will go deeper than a Rockcrawler with the same action of the old wiggle warts this is going to be quite unbelievable.

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I will believe it when I see it. If true, I love the idea.

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7 hours ago, rps said:

I will believe it when I see it. If true, I love the idea.

Me too, 20 feet is hard to get…I’d be very happy with 12-15

"Honor is a man's gift to himself" Rob Roy McGregor

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I've yet to find any crankbait that runs more than 8 feet on a normal length cast.  The physics just don't allow it.  You can troll one on a long line and get it down considerably deeper, or you can stick your rod tip a couple feet into the water and get another foot or so, but every time I've hung up a deep diving crankbait, it's been about 2 feet deeper than I can reach with my rod.

By physics not allowing it, I mean that if your cast is 60-80 feet, there just isn't enough line out and time of retrieve to get a crankbait down all that deep.  If it does get down 10 feet or more, it's only there for a short distance in the middle of the retrieve.  

Of course, I'm coming into this as a river fisherman, and in my experience you seldom need to get down more than 8-10 feet, even in the winter.  I've caught very few fish, even fishing jigs or weighted plastics, that were lying in water more than 8 feet deep.  In the warm weather months, any bass lying in deep water is an inactive bass, because 99% of their food is in shallower water.

Having said all that, I'd love to find a crankbait that got down to 10 feet or more on a normal cast; I'd rather be fishing one that runs 10 feet deep in 8 feet of water than one that runs 6 feet deep in 8 feet of water!

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I agree all those baits that advertise how deep they get just doesn't add up to me unless your trolling it behind the boat.  I have had good luck the the Lucy Strike RC Freak. It gets down well, but not 20 unless its being trolled.   I ordered some Berkeley Dredger 25's the other day, ill report back next week on them

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Talked to a friend at Rapala to see what he would say--it's too early before ICAST to 'announce' anythng-- and he said that they "just might" have a new deep Wart coming out.  However, he expects it to dive to 11-13 feet on the cast and 20 feet trolling. He said it an awesome bait that has been a couple of years in development-- if, of course, it exists.

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54 minutes ago, kjackson said:

Talked to a friend at Rapala to see what he would say--it's too early before ICAST to 'announce' anythng-- and he said that they "just might" have a new deep Wart coming out.  However, he expects it to dive to 11-13 feet on the cast and 20 feet trolling. He said it an awesome bait that has been a couple of years in development-- if, of course, it exists.

11-13 feet is a great depth, hope it continues to have the action 

"Honor is a man's gift to himself" Rob Roy McGregor

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Used to troll shad raps and bombers on Stockton, works great but pricy when it’s pretty easy to lose 3-4 plugs in a day....neds and jig-crawler for me

MONKEYS? what monkeys?

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