Strike King's Mr. Crappie Crankbaits were designed to help you catch more, bigger crappie! These crappie crankbaits feature premium hooks and colors designed specifically to attract crappie. Whether you cast or troll using pull or push techniques, these Crappie Cranks will help you hammer some big slabs! Strike King's Mr. Crappie Crankbaits displays a tight wiggling, rattling action that would entice strikes even on a slow slab day. Other features include lifelike eyes, a small bodied profile and free-floating rattles. Effective on bass, too, when bites dictate a downsized crankbait. Mini 3: 3/16 oz.; dives 4'-6' Series 3: 1/4 oz.; dives to 8'
I see where the 3/8 oz slab hammer's max fishing depth is 8', Just watch a fishing show using same lure was fishing 17' of water. Just wondering, to get lure down that deep, one must troll at a faster speed?
You'll need to add some added weight to the line to get it down to that depth. Get some of the clamshell style weights and attach them about 12" to 16" up from you lure. Another option is to use a Carolina rig with a heavy enough weight to get the lure down to that depth you'll have to experiment to see what its going to take to get it down to the desired depth. If there was no added weight on the line on the TV show you watched it could have been that the fish where stacked up at 8' depth even though the water depth was 17'.