Precision Trolling Data

Precision Trolling Data, LLC is an independent company that documents the diving depth of popular fishing lures such as crankbaits and also common trolling hardware such as diving planers and also sinking lines like lead core. Precision Trolling Data uses highly trained scuba divers and sophisticated scuba techniques to actually observe lures and trolling gear as they are functioning underwater!

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At PTD we go underwater to literally get a “fish’s view” of popular trolling products. The goal of this rather unique research is to determine exactly how deep various lures and trolling gear will dive based on key variables such as lead length, trolling speed and line diameter. In turn, avid anglers can use this data to literally aim their favorite baits and trolling gear at fish they locate with the help of modern sonar.

The data collected by Precision Trolling Data, LLC is sold as a mobile device app available for both iPhone and Android users. The data collected by Precision Trolling Data is in turn sold by Apple and Google at their app stores respectively.

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Data is sold via Apple or Google on your device. Pricing listed as in-app purchases on the device.

iOS/App Store

App data sold individually @ $1.99 & $2.99 each or by Lifetime Membership $109.99

iPhone

Android/Google Play

App data sold individually @ $1.99 & $2.99 each or by Lifetime Membership $109.99

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Question & Answer
Why do some lures/devices show speed (MPH) and others do not have that designation?

Your question regarding trolling speed is a common one in regards to the Precision Trolling Data app. Trolling speed matters in regards to trolling depth with some lures and or devices and it doesn’t matter with others. For example, floating diving style crankbaits achieve the same depth at a wide variety of trolling speeds. In other words, a Flicker Shad No. 7 trolled at 1.5 MPH will dive to the same depth as the same lure trolled at 3.0 MPH. The reason for this is that while increasing trolling speed increases the pressure applied to the diving lip of the lure, increased speed also increases the amount of friction on the fishing line. The two forces cancel each other out and the end result is that floating/diving lures and devices achieve the same diving depths at a wide variety of speeds. This is why no speed is posted on the picker wheel on the app for these devices.
On the other hand, sinking devices such as keel sinkers, Tadpole Divers, Diving Planers, lead core line, Snap Weights, etc., are very much speed dependent. Our research has proven that even modest changes in speed can and does result in substantial differences in diving depth. In these cases, we typically test devices at a variety of different trolling speeds and post those speeds on the picker wheel in the app so anglers can choose the trolling speed that meets their needs.
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Why do some lures/devices show speed (MPH) and others do not have that designation? 

Your question regarding trolling speed is a common one in regards to the Precision Trolling Data app. Trolling speed matters in regards to trolling depth with some lures and or devices and it doesn’t matter with others. For example, floating diving style crankbaits achieve the same depth at a wide variety of trolling speeds. In other words, a Flicker Shad No. 7 trolled at 1.5 MPH will dive to the same depth as the same lure trolled at 3.0 MPH. The reason for this is that while increasing trolling speed increases the pressure applied to the diving lip of the lure, increased speed also increases the amount of friction on the fishing line. The two forces cancel each other out and the end result is that floating/diving lures and devices achieve the same diving depths at a wide variety of speeds. This is why no speed is posted on the picker wheel on the app for these devices.
      On the other hand, sinking devices such as keel sinkers, Tadpole Divers, Diving Planers, lead core line, Snap Weights, etc., are very much speed dependent. Our research has proven that even modest changes in speed can and does result in substantial differences in diving depth. In these cases, we typically test devices at a variety of different trolling speeds and post those speeds on the picker wheel in the app so anglers can choose the trolling speed that meets their needs.

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How about big river fishing with a strong current?

Add weight and speed becomes a factor

Some methods used are speed sensitive. Snap weight are speed sensitive as to ehat depth they go too.

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