Off Shore Tackle Tadpole Diving Weight

16 Reviews
$8.99 to $14.99
Item No.: F10979


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.

ModelWeight (oz.)Length (in.)Speed (mph)Test (lb.)Depth (ft.)Feet Back (Approx.)(ft.)
OR36 112 7/82.510 (mono) / 40 (braid)22122
OR36 112 7/81.510 (mono) / 40 (braid)28150
OR36 112 7/81.010 (mono) / 40 (braid)46150
OR36 21 3/103 1/82.510 (mono) / 40 (braid)26134
OR36 21 3/103 1/81.510 (mono) / 40 (braid)32144
OR36 21 3/103 1/81.010 (mono) / 40 (braid)50172
OR36 334 1/23.020 (mono)20148
OR36 334 1/22.020 (mono)30145
OR36 334 1/22.020 (mono)30145
OR36 334 1/22.010 (mono)32130
OR36 Magnum4 1/252.520 (mono)38151
OR36 Magnum4 1/252.020 (mono)48145
OR36 Magnum4 1/252.540 (braid)46145
OR36 Magnum4 1/252.040 (braid)60150

Ratings & Reviews

16 reviews

4/30/2014 12:00:00 am


by big d -

haven't tried it yet

5/5/2014 12:00:00 am

Great Product

by Ray -

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.

6/18/2014 12:00:00 am

Works great

by TheBigE22 -

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.

8/13/2014 12:00:00 am

Great tool for getting you bait down

by Chow -

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.

8/19/2014 12:00:00 am

Nice Device

by Reelin Rebel -

Works as advertised

8/27/2014 12:00:00 am

works great !!!

by Reelin Rebel -

My favorite diver for walleye

9/16/2014 12:00:00 am

Great diver.

by Frydaddy -

Great product to get your lure to the depth you want to troll it at.

5/19/2016 12:00:00 am

Great product for trolling

by teddyj -

Great weight for trolling, love how it releases. Caught lots more fish now that we have depth consistency and running different leads.

6/18/2011 12:00:00 am

Tadpole Weights

by Wallyeye -

They are almost illegal !!!!!!

12/14/2011 12:00:00 am

easy to use

by milogonz -

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.

7/14/2011 12:00:00 am

these pound fish


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 !!!

7/31/2011 12:00:00 am

Better than sliced bread

by Wallyeye -

Need one/two sizes a little heavier.

2/27/2012 12:00:00 am


by Mike -

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

6/22/2012 12:00:00 am

Great Walleye Lure

by Walleyeguy250 -

Great diver for trolling spinners for Walleye

4/10/2012 12:00:00 am

No need for leadcore?

by Salmon slayer -

Haven't had a chance to use these yet but I think I will be able to leave the lead core at home now.

7/7/2019 3:06 pm

Part of a winning combination for Lake Superior Salmon

by Up North Doug

I used the magnum tad pole with a church’s magnum planer board, flasher and jointed Rapala. It worked very well for Coho Salmon on Lake Superior.