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#850986 - 08/03/08 11:04 AM Help with crankbait fish'n
14 Point

Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 9377
Loc: ky lake

I'm a 63 yr. old fella thats been fishin for bass most of my life. However, I've got to admit that I never been much into the crank bait thing....just never had a lot of luck at it. I have thrown some "Rattle Traps" with some success along with a few shallow running baits....mostly with minimal success. I want to try some deep diving crank baits. I'd like a few suggestions as to what rod'n'reel set-up works well for you guys. You know...rod length and action.....and gear ratios. I don't mind paying the price for decent equipment either. Some suggestions please. I live in Henry Co. and spend most of my time on Kentucky & Barkly lakes. Any help would be appreciated.

Gone fish' back for deer season


#851013 - 08/03/08 11:49 AM Re: Help with crankbait fish'n [Re: Rowdy]
10 Point

Registered: 10/04/06
Posts: 3896
Loc: bradley county,TN/Lancaster,SC

As far as a rod goes I would get a 7' rod for long distance casting with a soft tip and kinda limber out towards the end but with some backbone.
Bill Norman crankbaits are the best ever made! \:D

Edited by Buckblaster (08/03/08 11:50 AM)

Turn your caps lock of goober, we can hear you.

#851018 - 08/03/08 11:52 AM Re: Help with crankbait fish'n [Re: Buckblaster]

Registered: 08/31/02
Posts: 42314
Loc: Lebanon,TN USA

I'm older than you and I don't have a clue. But I'll bet Tubs can give you hints. He and my socks have had about the same amount of experience. \:\)

Constipation has ruined many a good day. Not as many as stupidity, though.

#851387 - 08/03/08 07:42 PM Re: Help with crankbait fish'n [Re: ]
12 Point

Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 5799
Loc: Franklin County

I use deep divers alot this time of year, I prefer the DD-22 crankbaits. The new Rapala big crankbaits work good also. I use a 7ft. med./heavy rod. I like the Shimano Calcutta reels for deep crankin. A good reel with 5:1-6:1 gear ratio wiil work fine and one that will hold alot of line. Get on the ledges on Kentucky and Barkley and hang on.

#851849 - 08/04/08 07:06 AM Re: Help with crankbait fish'n [Re: Rackseeker]
10 Point

Registered: 05/08/02
Posts: 4103
Loc: Williamson County

I use a 7'6" MH action rod for deep divers. If I used a 7' I'd use a a medium. I also use a Calcutta reel. Ky Lake is an awesome crankbait lake. Its not as productive right now as it will be in another month and a half or especially May & June.

Like gbee said. The ledges are the place to find them. I always throwing a DD-22 or DT16 Rapala.

#853470 - 08/05/08 06:35 AM Re: Help with crankbait fish'n [Re: username]
J Hartman
6 Point

Registered: 07/24/07
Posts: 787
Loc: Spring Hill, Maury, TN

I like the rapala dt-16 I have, well, had two of them, down to one now (whoops!) they do get where they say they are going, I've had great success with them in canada.
Good judgment comes from experience, alot of that comes from bad judgment.

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