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#3091847 - 12/22/12 09:40 PM Favorite Crankbait?
ShaneHallum
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What's your fav. Crank bait... and why?


Mine is a KVD square bill 1.5 in bluegill color. Its pretty hot on the Hill

I use em on muddy ledges up in the creeks.


Edited by ShaneHallum (12/22/12 09:42 PM)
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#3091885 - 12/22/12 10:24 PM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: ShaneHallum]
SilverFox
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Mine too. A square bill is easy to throw and work... And catches fish. I throw the 2.5 mostly on 17-20 pound mono with 7 foot medium-fast.
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#3091984 - 12/23/12 04:59 AM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: SilverFox]
stik
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rapala countdown- catches everything.
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#3092264 - 12/23/12 11:03 AM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: stik]
CATCHDAWG
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 Originally Posted By: stik
rapala countdown- catches everything.

Yep! And my second would be a shad rap.
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#3092291 - 12/23/12 11:34 AM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
catman529
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I don't usually fish with crankbaits, but when I do, I prefer a strike king bitsy minnow. Will catch anything from bluegills to rock bass and largemouth and smallmouth bass.

When trolling I use a shad rap
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#3092335 - 12/23/12 12:01 PM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: catman529]
CATCHDAWG
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The ol rebel craw also deserves honorable mention...
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#3092374 - 12/23/12 12:29 PM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
Diehard Hunter
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Any deep diving crawfish colored crank bait for me. Wears the smallmouth out on those steep rocky banks.
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#3092458 - 12/23/12 01:44 PM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
Lincoln Co Archer
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If I could only have one it would be the Excalibur XCS 100 in Tennessee Special.
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#3092461 - 12/23/12 01:46 PM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
GRAMPS
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I also like a crawfish colored crankbait, especially when using the Rebel Wee R. Maybe an older bait, but they still catch the heck out of fish. \:\)
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#3092574 - 12/23/12 03:05 PM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: GRAMPS]
Football Hunter
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Bandit 300 spring craw smallmouth slayer
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#3093002 - 12/23/12 08:37 PM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: Football Hunter]
chunkandwind
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Depends on how deep I am fishing and what time of year.I can't fish just one. \:D

Pre spawn= lipless
Spawn= square bill
post spawn= strike king 5xd and square bill
summertime= strike king 6xd
fall= lipless
winter= spro mcstick jerkbait
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#3093109 - 12/23/12 09:27 PM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: chunkandwind]
AllOutdoors
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I like Bandits in 300 series. X rap shad, red eye shads, square bills, and 5 and 6xd's. The fish usually tell me what color I need to throw.
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#3094780 - 12/25/12 10:00 AM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: Football Hunter]
Treestand Troubadour
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200 series bandit brown craw orange belly ive caught everything but the clap on one, second place would be a manns baby 1 minus
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#3095013 - 12/25/12 01:40 PM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: Treestand Troubadour]
pressfit
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baby 1 minus, shad rap..
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#3095095 - 12/25/12 03:15 PM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: pressfit]
scn
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Homemade balsa cranks like Frank's Carolina Killer.
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#3095575 - 12/25/12 10:46 PM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: scn]
Kimberman
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200 & 300 Bandits
Rapala Shad Raps
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#3096159 - 12/26/12 01:05 PM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: Kimberman]
7wsm
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#3097361 - 12/27/12 10:03 AM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: scn]
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 Originally Posted By: scn
Homemade balsa cranks like Frank's Carolina Killer.

Good one, as well as the little peteys and Mimics. However a Shad rap is likely the best shallow water crankbait ever designed!

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#3097470 - 12/27/12 11:11 AM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: Winchester]
Woodchuck
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
 Originally Posted By: scn
Homemade balsa cranks like Frank's Carolina Killer.

Good one, as well as the little peteys and Mimics. However a Shad rap is likely the best shallow water crankbait ever designed!


Agreed. The Shallow Shad Rap is my go to bait for the shallow water fall walleye bite.

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#3097471 - 12/27/12 11:12 AM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: Football Hunter]
redheadshooter
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Strike King 6XD. Ledge fish KY Lake most of the year with these and catch fish.
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#3097477 - 12/27/12 11:19 AM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: Woodchuck]
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Spring is bandit 200 series in rd and black and summer is Mann's 30+ in gray ghost with red eyes and yes the red eyes makes a difference.
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#3098762 - 12/28/12 09:19 AM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: Woodchuck]
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I'm partial to the Bagley BB1, BB2, and BB3's for my square bills during the pre-spawn and shallow water fishing. Also like the Bagley DB series for deeper running crankbaits.
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#3099708 - 12/28/12 10:11 PM Re: Favorite Crankbait? [Re: mossyhorns300]
KSbuck2
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SK 6XD - deep crank
SK 5 or 5XD - mid
WEC squarebills
Xcalibur - lipless

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