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#10763305 - 04/13/15 08:36 AM Crankbait idea.....
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I've been in tournament fishing circles for over 30 years and purchased/ogled over every possible crankbait made.....one I've never seen is a flat sided CB, with a wake bill...and hook hangers on the side, as opposed to the conventional hook/bill set up.....I think this idea would produce a wounded bait fish perfectly....most injured fish I noticed, float/swim on their side......what do you think.....is there anything out there, or can something be made???

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#10763356 - 04/13/15 08:51 AM Re: Crankbait idea..... [Re: redskeeter190]
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Your answer. smile Dying Bluegill
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#10763409 - 04/13/15 09:03 AM Re: Crankbait idea..... [Re: C Worthy]
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Originally Posted By: C Worthy
Your answer. smile Dying Bluegill

close...but, the bill is still in the conventional location, and the bait doesn't swim on its side....move the bill over to the bottom.....and that'd be what I'm thinking of.....

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#10763413 - 04/13/15 09:05 AM Re: Crankbait idea..... [Re: redskeeter190]
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Your right, never seen anything like that.
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#10763522 - 04/13/15 09:35 AM Re: Crankbait idea..... [Re: redskeeter190]
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Originally Posted By: redskeeter190
Originally Posted By: C Worthy
Your answer. smile Dying Bluegill

close...but, the bill is still in the conventional location, and the bait doesn't swim on its side....move the bill over to the bottom.....and that'd be what I'm thinking of.....

nathan bettencourt makes the dying bluegill. i'd get in touch with him and see if he will make one with the bill rotated 90 degrees.
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#10763851 - 04/13/15 10:46 AM Re: Crankbait idea..... [Re: redskeeter190]
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more like a Swimbait though...

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#10763999 - 04/13/15 11:17 AM Re: Crankbait idea..... [Re: redskeeter190]
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Originally Posted By: redskeeter190
I've been in tournament fishing circles for over 30 years and purchased/ogled over every possible crankbait made.....one I've never seen is a flat sided CB, with a wake bill...and hook hangers on the side, as opposed to the conventional hook/bill set up.....I think this idea would produce a wounded bait fish perfectly....most injured fish I noticed, float/swim on their side......what do you think.....is there anything out there, or can something be made???


ive built that bait before about a year ago using an h2o jointed swimbait...added a lexan bill to the side of the head. Tried to remove all the weight in the head but it didnt have any function once i tested it out...it just sunk. the bill is what works against the flat side laying down. it produces no swimming effect. Maybe the injured minda from minda lures can be the one...

http://www.mindalures.com/Pages/injuredMinda.htm


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#10767328 - 04/14/15 11:49 AM Re: Crankbait idea..... [Re: redskeeter190]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Originally Posted By: redskeeter190

close...but, the bill is still in the conventional location, and the bait doesn't swim on its side....move the bill over to the bottom.....and that'd be what I'm thinking of.....


There was a lure made like that years ago...was a small (1/4 oz. or less) hard plastic lure shaped like a minnow had a metal bill on one side and a single treble hook about center of the lure. It laid flat on its side and when twitched and slowly retrieved it looked like a dying minnow. Not sure, but I think it was a Rebel product...been a long time. Bought it at Smitty's Sporting Goods in Oak Cliff. Caught lots of pond bass on it. The problem was the hook set..one small treble.....missed lots of strikes.

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#10771102 - 04/15/15 09:03 PM Re: Crankbait idea..... [Re: redskeeter190]
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Now this bait does not have a bill but it does mimic a dying bait fish very well. I bought one of these back in the day and made just a little to long of a cast back in the trees on Ivie. I never saw it again. The bass was huge and circled the lure, laid on her side then engulfed it and there was no turning her before she went south.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8wTkz0yDg0
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#10773726 - 04/16/15 08:39 PM Re: Crankbait idea..... [Re: redskeeter190]
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I still have mine!

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#10780966 - 04/20/15 09:10 AM Re: Crankbait idea..... [Re: redskeeter190]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Haven't seen one in years, eeks...when you make a cast a string pulls a spring wound motor that makes the tail vibrate like a dying fish sometimes does. I had two..one black and one yellow. Actually caught a few pond bass on them. Only problem was the size of the lure...kinda bulky. I got curious and took one apart to see how it worked...pretty clever.

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