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Deeper Diver Depth Charts

Deeper Diver Size 45

10 lbs mono line on setting 0

Line Out (Feet) 25 50 100 125 150 175
Depth (Feet) 11 16 22 24 26 27

 

Deeper Diver Size 65

15 lbs mono line

Line Out (Feet) 25 50 75 100 125 150 200
Depth Setting 0 10 15 19 25 28 34 37
Depth Setting 1.5 9 13 15 19 22 25 28

 

Deeper Diver Size 82

17 lbs mono line

Line Out (Feet) 25 50 75 100 150 200 250
Depth Setting 0 14 22 28 34 38 42 44
Depth Setting 1 12 20 25 28 35 38 40
Depth Setting 2 10 17 22 26 33 36 37
Depth Setting 3 8 15 20 23 30 32 34

 

Deeper Diver Size 107

25 lbs mono line

Line Out (Feet) 25 50 75 100 150 200 250
Depth Setting 0 14 30 40 50 60 65 70
Depth Setting 1 15 30 35 45 55 60 65
Depth Setting 2 15 25 30 40 50 55 60
Depth Setting 3 10 20 25 35 45 50 55

 

Deeper Diver Size 124

30 lbs mono line

Line Out (Feet) 25 50 75 100 150 200 250
Depth Setting 0 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
Depth Setting 1 25 35 45 55 65 75 85
Depth Setting 2 20 30 40 50 60 70 80
Depth Setting 3 15 25 35 45 55 65 75

Instructions for using Walker Deeper Divers

Rigging
For rigging the Deeper Diver, tie your main line to the front of the diver at the swivel attached to the end of the wire release arm. Then tie a segment of line with a leader length between 2-6 feet. On one end of the leader you tie your lure, the other end is tied to the swivel located at the back of the diver. It is recommended that the leader be no longer than the length of the fishing rod as you need to be able to reach the fish when landing it.

Adjusting the Release Tension
The release mechanism  can be described as two parts and is located at the front of the diver; the release wire arm that swings up and down and the pinch mechanism that holds the arm upright when the diver is set to dive. The pinch mechanism can be adjusted to set the desired tension that holds the wire arm upright. When enough pressure is applied, the wire arm will overcome the tension of the pinch mechanism and will trip or release. Turn the adjustment screw on the side of the pinch mechanism, clockwise to tighten and counterclockwise to loosen. It is set to the optimal tension when it is tight enough that it holds in place when the pressure of water is pushing the diver down in the water while at trolling speed, but light enough that when a fish strikes the lure trailing behind the diver, that the wire arm can pull out of the pinch mechanism from the upright position. When the wire arm is released out of the pinch mechanism, it changes the diving attitude of the diver and it no longer can continue to plane downward (dive). This also become advantageous when you want to trip the release and retrieve your lure easily with little resistance.

Setting the diver for depths and directing out to the side of the boat
  To adjust the depth setting/plane angle turn the weighted keel dial on the bottom of the Deeper Diver to the left (port) or the right (starboard) to select the side of the boat you want it to dive and the setting for the desired depth. The Deeper Diver allows you to pick the depth and direction you want it to dive giving you the ability to get your lure away from the boat to ad more fishing rods, cover a wider area and different depths. The depth setting/plane angle is measured in a sequence of numbers starting at "0" and out to "3" on the left (port) or right (starboard) sides of the boat. The 0 setting will cause the diver to angle straight down and not out to either side of the boat. As the numbers increase from 1-2-3 the diver takes a greater angle and the diver pulls out to from the side of the boat. 3 setting being the furthest out to the side in either left or right direction, based on left or right on the depth setting of the weighted keel dial. With the same amount of line used, a 0 setting will gain the greatest depth but without pulling out to the side and conversely a 3 setting will give the least amount of depth with the furthest side tracking.

Depth charts are suggested depths for each size diver with prescribed amount of line let out and the line lbs test (line diameter influence). Note that trolling speed and underwater currents vary the achievable depth. Line diameter and line types also can vary the achievable depth. It is best to use the available depth charts as a guide to get you started and if you happen to touch bottom, remember the amount of line you let out, the type of line you are using and the trolling speed so you know where your bait is at those circumstances. Simply pull in more line to reduce the diver's depth or let more line out when gaining more diver depth.

Letting out the diver and start fishing
To ready the diver to go in the water, push the release arm into the pinch mechanism to hold the release arm upright and allow the diver to angle downward into the water. With the boat moving slowly at trolling speed, slowly allow the diver to dip in the water and hold the diver in place to observe that it is able to plane down and out in the desired direction. With constant tension (do not free spool the line when letting the diver out as the diver may loose it's plane attitude and spin downward at a freefall), let the diver out slowly so that it not only dives, but planes out to the side as you let out line from the reel. A line counter reel like the Walker WLC 888, WLC 500, WLC 330 or WLC 100 will help you determine the amount of line you are letting out to the diver. When you catch a fish, simply reset the diver and let out the same length of line.