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True slidediver dive chart

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Has anyone used the Fishhawk TD to come up with a true dive chart for the slide diver.  I see a big discrepancy between what the company’s chart looks like and a few internet postings using the Fishawk device. For example, 135’ back on a 2 setting with standard weight shows on company website chart as being 60’ down. There is a YouTube video of a fisherman showing only getting 45’ with fishhawk confirmation. Looks more like a true 3:1 ratio. 

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Agree the fish hawk will be most accurate but looking for someone willing to share the data. 

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I think it depends on what your pulling also the fish hawk has a lot of resistance and will not dive as deep with it on the line. I use an app called the Dipsy troller and have had pretty good luck with the depths. if the bottom is at 40 ft. and I let out line to get to 40 ft. ill hit bottom with my Dipsy fairly close to the numbers.

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I got a smart troll last season and hope to compare actual to what the charts say

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After several seasons using the fish hawk TD, you will find that actual dive depths change all the time. There is NO one standard. Underwater currents, speed , direction, what your pulling behind it, all affect the depths at any given time or place. That's why the Fishhawk TD is an invaluable piece of equipment for those who want to really dial in as quick as possible on the fish.   

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I agree w capt ace, but check out the smart troll, android device that sends the depth & temp back to your android every 8 seconds. It stays in line and is about the size of your index finger, looks to be one of my best tools


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After several years of use with the TD I fully agree with Capt Ace he is exactly correct about the variables involved.

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I started running a smart troll last year but had limited run time as i had to have part of it replaced. I was running the slide diver with the ultimate ring....but normal weight. With wire line and a 3.5 setting on the slide diver i was getting close to 2:1 down to 80'. From what i saw Im thinking the normal slide diver normal ring and weight would be 3:1

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I just bought a lite bite with the ultimate ring at the show Friday . 

 

How did that thing pull ? 

 

 

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I have a TD and was going to do this. I contacted the Precision Trolling app support and asked them for the ability to add a ‘user entered’ dive curve so I could add my own slide diver data on the app. Mark Rowanack himself responded back that the slide divers are on the list of products to support in the near future, so it’s likely the precision trolling app will have support for the slide diver soon.


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I’ll add that the ‘lite bite’ feature really works as advertised. Lake Erie had a record walleye recruitment class last year. I was fishing the slide divers last October and was getting tripped by all the (at the time) 4-5 inch fish. I was amazed.


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