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#11057401 - 08/22/15 02:14 PM H20 crankbaits
Aggie34 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/15
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Whats yalls thoughts on the H20 cranks from academy?
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#11057405 - 08/22/15 02:16 PM Re: H20 crankbaits [Re: Aggie34]
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#11057412 - 08/22/15 02:22 PM Re: H20 crankbaits [Re: Aggie34]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
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Overall not bad...depends a lot on the model. Chinese made so they're low cost...hooks not so good. 2cents

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#11057422 - 08/22/15 02:30 PM Re: H20 crankbaits [Re: Aggie34]
M Wyatt Offline
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Registered: 06/09/15
Posts: 286
Loc: North Texas
The baits themselves are ok but the hooks are bad.
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#11057536 - 08/22/15 03:54 PM Re: H20 crankbaits [Re: Aggie34]
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Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 1117
Loc: Eagle Mountain
I here everyone say hooks are bad and cheaply made and so on... I've caught many fish with them. Is it the only brand I use of course not, but unless you fish large tournaments or semi pro these baits will catch fish just as good as any other. Think about what crankbait hooks were like 30 years ago... Just saying

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#11057540 - 08/22/15 03:57 PM Re: H20 crankbaits [Re: Aggie34]
FMJshooter Offline
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Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 1390
Loc: Belton, TX
Hooks are vmc on most I think. Some of them I'd put against baits that cost 3x as much.

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#11057542 - 08/22/15 03:59 PM Re: H20 crankbaits [Re: Aggie34]
M Wyatt Offline
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Registered: 06/09/15
Posts: 286
Loc: North Texas
I mention the hooks because I have broken the tips off of them.
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#11057563 - 08/22/15 04:11 PM Re: H20 crankbaits [Re: FMJshooter]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: FMJshooter
Hooks are vmc on most I think. Some of them I'd put against baits that cost 3x as much.
well. That sums it up. I have broken two VMC hooks in the last month. Not dulling them. !m
BREAKING them on fish. Lol. Guess the H2O are good, except the hooks. Lol.
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#11057738 - 08/22/15 06:53 PM Re: H20 crankbaits [Re: Aggie34]
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Registered: 05/13/08
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Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Love them. I have never had a hook break.
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#11057743 - 08/22/15 06:58 PM Re: H20 crankbaits [Re: SteezMacQueen]
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Registered: 03/31/14
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: FMJshooter
Hooks are vmc on most I think. Some of them I'd put against baits that cost 3x as much.
well. That sums it up. I have broken two VMC hooks in the last month. Not dulling them. !m
BREAKING them on fish. Lol. Guess the H2O are good, except the hooks. Lol.

+1 had a hook brake yesterday at leon
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#11057793 - 08/22/15 07:33 PM Re: H20 crankbaits [Re: Aggie34]
LSM Offline
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Registered: 07/29/15
Posts: 236
I agree that the hooks aren't the best, but they are good for a few fish. They are usually toast after a good day of catching, at which time I change them out with triple grips. Catch H2O on sale regularly for $2.99 - that's hard to beat. They have that erratic side to side action I like, while running straight, overall.

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#11057841 - 08/22/15 08:14 PM Re: H20 crankbaits [Re: Aggie34]
SkeeterRonnie Offline
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 52973
Loc: Forney TX
I'll use them stock for fun fishing, but change the hooks for a tournament. I've had a few break but doesn't bother me if they don't count.
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#11057848 - 08/22/15 08:19 PM Re: H20 crankbaits [Re: Aggie34]
361V Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4461
Loc: somervell county
Been using their squarebills for years. One has caught more total bass than I can count plus several 8+ lbers @ Falcon and still sits on top of the tackle box(we all get our favorites & hate to retire them).
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#11057901 - 08/22/15 08:45 PM Re: H20 crankbaits [Re: Aggie34]
Bayou Burner Offline
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Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3519
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
The wake baits are fish CATCHERS!
All species. They work great for Specks & Reds also. Caught 4 Specks over 20 inches this morning and a huge Ladyfish on the Lush color. Agree on the hook swap. Most stock hooks are junk anyways.

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#11058000 - 08/22/15 09:31 PM Re: H20 crankbaits [Re: Aggie34]
OnEm247 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/15
Posts: 219
Loc: Tyler
^ this The shallow cranks "wake bait" are the real deal. Have caught a lot of bass on them and have never had problems with the hooks. H20 brand is great when you don't want to throw your more expensive cranks in stump fields.

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