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#850986 - 08/03/08 11:04 AM Help with crankbait fish'n
Rowdy
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Registered: 12/25/07
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Loc: ky lake

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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.
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#851013 - 08/03/08 11:49 AM Re: Help with crankbait fish'n [Re: Rowdy]
Buckblaster
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Registered: 10/04/06
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Loc: bradley county,TN/Lancaster,SC

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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.
BTW,
Bill Norman crankbaits are the best ever made! \:D



Edited by Buckblaster (08/03/08 11:50 AM)
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#851018 - 08/03/08 11:52 AM Re: Help with crankbait fish'n [Re: Buckblaster]
bowriter
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Registered: 08/31/02
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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. \:\)
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#851387 - 08/03/08 07:42 PM Re: Help with crankbait fish'n [Re: ]
Rackseeker
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Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 5799
Loc: Franklin County

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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.
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#851849 - 08/04/08 07:06 AM Re: Help with crankbait fish'n [Re: Rackseeker]
username
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Registered: 05/08/02
Posts: 4103
Loc: Williamson County

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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.

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#853470 - 08/05/08 06:35 AM Re: Help with crankbait fish'n [Re: username]
J Hartman
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Registered: 07/24/07
Posts: 787
Loc: Spring Hill, Maury, TN

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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.
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