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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. These diving weights are 99% lead free and feature a durable black powder coated finish.

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 these 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.

Each package contains one Tadpole Diving Weight and two coast lock snaps.

Specifications

Off Shore Tackle Tadpole Diving Weights
Specifications
ModelWeight
(oz.)
Length
(in.)
Speed
(mph)
Test
(lb.)
Depth
(ft.)
Feet Back
(Approx.) (ft.)
OR36 112782.5
1.5
1.0
10 (mono) / 40 (braid)
10 (mono) / 40 (braid)
10 (mono) / 40 (braid)
22
28
46
122
150
150
OR36 213103182.5
1.5
1.0
10 (mono) / 40 (braid)
10 (mono) / 40 (braid)
10 (mono) / 40 (braid)
26
32
50
134
144
172
OR36 334123.0
2.0
2.0
20 (mono)
20 (mono)
10 (mono)
20
30
32
148
145
130
OR36 Magnum41252.5
2.0
2.5
2.0
20 (mono)
20 (mono)
40 (braid)
40 (braid)
38
48
46
60
151
145
145
150
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 at this time (3)
Best Uses
All types of trolling (3)
Trolling open or close (2)

Customer Reviews
Frydaddy
United States
 Great diver.
Pros: Great Product
Best Uses: All types of trolling
Comments: Great product to get your lure to the depth you want to troll it at.
Reelin Rebel
waynesburg pa
 works great !!!
Pros: ease of use
Best Uses: trolling
Comments: My favorite diver for walleye
Reelin Rebel
Waynesburg
 Nice Device
Pros: Dives Fast
Best Uses: Walleye
Comments: Works as advertised
Coach76
NE Ohio
 Tadpole
Pros: durability, ease of use, It just plain works
Cons: none at this time
Best Uses: Trolling open or close
Comments: 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.
Chow
Upstate NY
 Great tool for getting you bait down
Comments: 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.
mike
ohio
 tadpoles #2
Pros: It just plain works
Best Uses: All types of trolling
Comments: Good for trolling walleye
TheBigE22
lake erie
 Works great
Pros: It just plain works
Cons: none at this time
Comments: 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.
Ray
Schertz, TX
 Great Product
Pros: inexpensive, Great Product, cheaper than expensive downriggers
Comments: 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 offshore tackle website then clicked on Dive Charts. I also went to 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.
big d
napa calf
 tadpole
Comments: haven't tried it yet
Frydaddy
Twin Lake, Michigan
 Great product
Pros: Great Product
Best Uses: fishing
Comments: 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.
MassillonBuckeye
Central Ohio
 Great product.
Pros: ease of use, durability
Cons: A little costly.
Comments: 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.
Walleyeguy250
Charlotte, MI
 Great Walleye Lure
Comments: Great diver for trolling spinners for Walleye
Salmon slayer
Wisconsin
 No need for leadcore?
Comments: Haven't had a chance to use these yet but I think I will be able to leave the lead core at home now.
Mike
Pueblo west. Co.
 Tadpole
Comments: 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
milogonz
Buffalo, Wyoming
 easy to use
Comments: 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.
Wallyeye
New Madison, Oh.
 Better than sliced bread
Pros: It just plain works
Cons: none at this time
Best Uses: All types of trolling
Comments: Need one/two sizes a little heavier.
IMPOUNDING R U
South West PA
these pound fish
Pros: More action more fish
Best Uses: Trolling open or close
Comments: 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 !!!
Wallyeye
New Madison, Ohio
 Tadpole Weights
Comments: They are almost illegal !!!!!!
Q&A
Customer Questions and Answers
Ask a Question
The specifications chart shows the depth at certain speeds using certain lb. test line. However, it does not indicate how much line is let out in feet or yards to achieve the stated depth. What length of line out is used to achieve the stated depths at the stated speeds?
June 15, 2015
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Thank you for your question. We have updated the specifications table on this product to show the depth and feet back to achieve those depths.
June 16, 2015
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