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#11829269 - 09/14/16 07:05 PM Question on Crankbait
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
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Loc: Austin, TX
I have a small Rapala crankbait that I would like to use for catching schooling bass, but cannot make long cast because it is so light weight. Have any of you ever used a slip sinker ahead of a crankbait in order to make longer casts or get it to run deeper? I think I have heard of doing that, but have not tried it. Replies will be appreciated.

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#11829284 - 09/14/16 07:12 PM Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Donald Harper Offline
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No; but I have Crig. them.
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#11829289 - 09/14/16 07:17 PM Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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C rig a crank bait. One of those things that make so much sense once someone else tells you about it. Lol.

Will be trying that very soon.
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#11829299 - 09/14/16 07:22 PM Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: fish 'till I drop]
B.Hollingshead Offline
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I have used a 1/2 egg sinker in front of it let it go to the bottom and drag it.
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#11829371 - 09/14/16 08:03 PM Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Barn Offline
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Have you tried throwing it on a spinning combo? 10-20# braid with about 8-10# leader and you can chunk it pretty well.

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#11829375 - 09/14/16 08:05 PM Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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You should be able to cast that. Check your reel adjustment. New line..
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#11829377 - 09/14/16 08:05 PM Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: fish 'till I drop]
fish 'till I drop Offline
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I should have explained that I want to make long casts, not to go deep. Am trying to cast to schoolies busting shad on top. I figure if I can get it in the middle of them and start reeling, they will take it before it goes deep. Would probably use a 1/8 oz sinker, maybe 3/16.

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#11829391 - 09/14/16 08:10 PM Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: fish 'till I drop]
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
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Loc: Austin, TX
Barn, I'll throw it on 6# mono, 6 1/2' Medium Light spinning rod.

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#11829394 - 09/14/16 08:12 PM Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Trickster Offline
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I would be out on any sinker. Never used one with a CB.

What rod, reel, line size are you using? Or are you looking for advice on a setup for this?
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#11829438 - 09/14/16 08:29 PM Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: fish 'till I drop]
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
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Loc: Austin, TX
Thanks for the reply Trickster. See the two post by me above.

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#11829466 - 09/14/16 08:37 PM Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Trickster Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
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Loc: Plano TX
I would recommend 8 or 10 pound line. I would use fluorocarbon.
I would highly recommend a longer rod as you can get a longer cast with a longer rod.
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#11829471 - 09/14/16 08:41 PM Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Registered: 09/20/08
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Loc: Austin, TX
ThanksTrumpster.

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#11829506 - 09/14/16 09:00 PM Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: fish 'till I drop]
aggieangler03 Offline
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Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 392
Loc: Mineral Wells, Texas
If you're just wanting to cast a long ways at schooling bass buy a rattle trap.

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#11829520 - 09/14/16 09:08 PM Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Registered: 04/08/08
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15lb braid on a medium or medium light 7' or longer spinning rod with moderate action will launch those light lures a long distance.
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#11829835 - 09/15/16 07:28 AM Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: fish 'till I drop]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Use a 1/4oz Red Eye Shad instead. You can throw it a long way and control the depth depending on how you work the bait.

Change the rear hook to a #4


Edited by ezbassin (09/15/16 07:28 AM)

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