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Description

Off Shore Tackle Tadpole Diving Weights offer the trolling angler a simple and easy alternative to using traditional downriggers and divers to get lures down to mid level depths. The design of the in-line Tadpole features a flat faced trolling weight with two coast lock snaps. When you set your lure out the face of the Tadpole points downward, and the coast lock stays at the top of the arm in the clipped position. When a fish strikes, the coast lock slides down the arm into the tripped position, so you easily fight the fish and not the resistance of the diving weight itself.

We stock the Off Shore Tackle Tadpole Diving Weights in the four avilable sizes; the 1 oz. (OR36 1), 1.3 oz. (OR36 2), 3.0 oz. (OR36 3), and the 4.5 oz. (OR36 Magnum). The 1 oz. model is approximately 2 7/8" in length, the 1.3 oz. model is approximately 3 1/8" in length, the 3 oz. model is approximately 4 1/2" in length, and the 4.5 oz. model is approximately 5" in length. These diving weights are 99% lead free and feature a durable black powder coated finish. Each package includes one Tadpole Diving Weight and two coast lock snaps.

The Off Shore Tackle Tadpole Diving Weights are highly effected by speed. Slight fluctuations in speed can dramatically impact the running depth. Going slower will cause the Off Shore Tackle Tadpole Diving Weights to run deep whereas going faster will cause them to rise and run shallower. This also applies to turns, the inside rods will run a little deeper and the outside rods will run a little shallower.

According to information provided on the Off Shore Tackle website:

  • The 1 oz. model (OR36 1) will dive to a maximum depth of 28 ft. at a 1.5 mph trolling speed, 150 ft. back or 22 ft. at a 2.5 mph trolling speed, 120 ft. back with 10# monofilament.

  • The 1.3 oz. model (OR36 2) will dive to a maximum depth of 32 ft. at a 1.5 mph trolling speed, 145 ft. back or 26 ft. at a 2.5 mph trolling speed, 138 ft. back with 10# monofilament.

  • The 3 oz. model (OR36 3) will dive to a maximum depth of 28 ft. at a 2.0 mph trolling speed, 120 ft. back or 18 ft. at a 2.5 mph trolling speed, 120 ft. back with 20# monofilament.

  • The 4.5 oz. model (OR36 Magnum) will dive to a maximum depth of 48 ft. at a 2.0 mph trolling speed, 150 ft. back or 36 ft. at a 2.5 mph trolling speed, 135 ft. back with 20# monofilament.
Reviews
Review Summary
4.8
( 18 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Reviewer Profile:  
Pros
It just plain works (4)
ease of use (3)
Great Product (3)
durability (2)
Cons
none (5)
none at this time (3)
Best Uses
All types of trolling (3)
Trolling open or close (2)

Great diver.
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Buyer
United States
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Great product to get your lure to the depth you want to troll it at.
Pros: Great Product
Cons: none
Best Uses: All types of trolling
works great !!!
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Buyer
waynesburg pa
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My favorite diver for walleye
Pros: ease of use
Cons: none
Best Uses: trolling
Nice Device
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Buyer
Waynesburg
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Works as advertised
Pros: Dives Fast
Cons: none
Best Uses: Walleye
Tadpole
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Buyer
NE Ohio
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none
I like that this gets you at target depth and that bringing in a fish has zero drag. You get to enjoy the fight of the fish.
Pros: durability, ease of use, It just plain works
Cons: none at this time
Best Uses: Trolling open or close
Great tool for getting you bait down
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Buyer
Upstate NY
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Tried the 1.3oz model last weekend and loved it. It gets your lure down fast, catches those annoying floating weeds and the release works well when the fish hit so you can fight them better. All around does everything it is supposed to.
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
tadpoles #2
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Buyer
ohio
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Good for trolling walleye
Pros: It just plain works
Cons: none
Best Uses: All types of trolling
Works great
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lake erie
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Used on Lake Erie for walleye. Was able to troll with these without as much line out and thus not worrying about snagging the bottom on inside turns.
Pros: It just plain works
Cons: none at this time
Best Uses: None Specified
Great Product
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Buyer
Schertz, TX
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My son and I tried all 4 tadpole sizes out this past Friday on Calaveras Lake in San Antonio. The biggest thing you have to do is know how to calculate all the variables such as the test line you are using in mono or braid (15 lbs Moss Green PowerPro Braided Spectra Fiber), length of leader tied to the tadpole and how far back behind the boat you are running the tadpole and lure. You will need to know all of this in order to accurately know what speed is required to effectively hold the lure at a certain depth. My son used his iPhone while we were on the water and went to www.offshoretackle.com website then clicked on Dive Charts. I also went to http://www.thenextbite.tv/Precision_Trolling to get a full understanding of identifying the key variables. Here we were able to accurately chart the number of feet we need to have the lure deployed behind the boat and the speed we need to be going to achieve the depth we needed to be at in order to present the lures in the fish strike zones we were seeing on my Lowrance® Elite-5 HDI Fishfinder/Chartplotter Combo. He also used GPS on the fishfinder/chartplotter to know our true trolling speed. You can also get version 1 of the Precision Trolling Data App from the Apple App store.
Pros: inexpensive, Great Product, cheaper than expensive downriggers
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
tadpole
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napa calf
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haven't tried it yet
Pros: None Specified
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
Great product
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Twin Lake, Michigan
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Great product and does what they say it will do. I purchased these to use fishing steelhead on lake michigan. They give you the ability to run spoons way from the boat and to a set depth. Nice to not have to fight the weight when you have a fish.
Pros: Great Product
Cons: none
Best Uses: fishing
Great product.
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Buyer
Central Ohio
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Gets you down in a hurry.  Easy to sense when its tripped and easy to reset if necessary.  I'm using these with spinner rigs instead of bottom bouncers.  Would recommend to friends.

Pros: ease of use, durability
Cons: A little costly.
Best Uses: none
Great Walleye Lure
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Buyer
Charlotte, MI
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none
Great diver for trolling spinners for Walleye
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
No need for leadcore?
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Buyer
Wisconsin
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none
Haven't had a chance to use these yet but I think I will be able to leave the lead core at home now.
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Tadpole
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Buyer
Pueblo west. Co.
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none
The tap pole work great getting down to a certain depth. Less water drag then the dippy divers. Easy to use Would be nice if the size was marked on the item! Mike
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
easy to use
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Buyer
Buffalo, Wyoming
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none
Use in deep water to get lure down. Easy to use. Excellent for deep fish like lake trout. Does not tangle. Much easier than using dipsy diver or others.
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Better than sliced bread
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Buyer
New Madison, Oh.
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Need one/two sizes a little heavier.
Pros: It just plain works
Cons: none at this time
Best Uses: All types of trolling
these pound fish
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Reviewer
South West PA
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tried both sizes out each side of boat, trolled over a underwater point and crushed 2 giant smallmouths the very first troll. next point 3 walleyes. i will be ordering more !!!
Pros: More action more fish
Cons: none
Best Uses: Trolling open or close
Tadpole Weights
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Buyer
New Madison, Ohio
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They are almost illegal !!!!!!
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
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