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#11916091 - 11/03/16 09:04 PM Crankbaits - Strike King vs Bandit
Creekhead Offline
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Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 40
Just wanted to get some opinions from the forum on quality of Strike King vs Bandit crankbaits. What do you all prefer (or are there others you recommend)? Deep or shallow...

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#11916109 - 11/03/16 09:13 PM Re: Crankbaits - Strike King vs Bandit [Re: Creekhead]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Registered: 10/05/10
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Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
both offer good baits for the price but for a little more money there are some better options available imo. Strike kings xd series is hard to beat for the price and diving depths available.
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#11916111 - 11/03/16 09:14 PM Re: Crankbaits - Strike King vs Bandit [Re: Creekhead]
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Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 2444
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
I use strike king and will continue to use them. Good costumer service and good quality. Haven't used bandit before though.

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#11916164 - 11/03/16 09:41 PM Re: Crankbaits - Strike King vs Bandit [Re: Creekhead]
whnigt Offline
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Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 1217
Loc: Troy, Tx.
I use both, mostly the Strike King in square bill. Bandit in the medium running.

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#11916277 - 11/04/16 12:59 AM Re: Crankbaits - Strike King vs Bandit [Re: Creekhead]
Barn Offline
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2035
Loc: McKinney, TX
Strike King XD and KVD squarebills are good baits. I think the Bandit 200 is a better bait and similar to the Strike King 3 series.

I really like the the Bandit 100 for a smaller "squarebill" type bait. It gets me lots of bites. I have caught multiple fish in the DD range on it too.

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#11916432 - 11/04/16 08:03 AM Re: Crankbaits - Strike King vs Bandit [Re: Creekhead]
Trickster Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
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Loc: Plano TX
Bandit for me.
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#11916510 - 11/04/16 08:49 AM Re: Crankbaits - Strike King vs Bandit [Re: Creekhead]
raveon Online   content
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Registered: 09/23/13
Posts: 120
Strike King is probably better quality however I throw pretty much only Bandit. It's more of a confidence thing than anything. I just use what works for me. My problem is I keep using the same bait as long as it works
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#11916524 - 11/04/16 08:57 AM Re: Crankbaits - Strike King vs Bandit [Re: Creekhead]
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 6001
Loc: Albany
Bandit used to be good until PRADCO bought them and took them overseas. Just like all of their lures they don't run worth a dang now.
Strike baits run pretty good but they are cruddily made. Paint comes off and the bills break.
So IMO they both suck.
Lucky Craft, Sixth Sense Are two of the great baits that always run true, and the colors stay on them.

PRADCO bought Norman Lures last year so I have Ben loading up on the American made ones before they send them overseas too.

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#11916811 - 11/04/16 11:38 AM Re: Crankbaits - Strike King vs Bandit [Re: 9094]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
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Loc: Plano,Texas
I like the H2O cranks.

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#11916840 - 11/04/16 11:56 AM Re: Crankbaits - Strike King vs Bandit [Re: Creekhead]
buda13 Offline


Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 16523
Loc: NRH, TX
I cant choose between them so I keep an assortment of both as they each seem to have their place and time to shine. Great baits that are priced right, you dont find that much these days.
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#11916930 - 11/04/16 12:45 PM Re: Crankbaits - Strike King vs Bandit [Re: Creekhead]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 653
I have never used a Bandit so I can't give you a comparison but I do use SK crankbaits. I have not had quality issues with mine. I get one that won't run true every now and then but that's an easy fix. I think they make a great bait.

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#11916948 - 11/04/16 12:58 PM Re: Crankbaits - Strike King vs Bandit [Re: Creekhead]
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Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 254
Loc: McKinney, Texas
Use SK SB a lot. Never tried any Bandit lures. Also really like 6th Sense and Xcite SB's and I have a few Megabass S Cranks that I like a lot, but these do cost three times+ a SK, 6th Sense or Xcite SB's.

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#11917178 - 11/04/16 03:24 PM Re: Crankbaits - Strike King vs Bandit [Re: Creekhead]
Cass Caldwell Offline
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Registered: 01/29/06
Posts: 1836
Loc: Bossier City, Louisiana
Used Bandit squarebills for years and really like them and had good success. Started using the SK 1.5 a couple of years ago, and really like it as well. But, the bill on them is thin and brittle so you have to be careful around docks or they will break easily. The will also break if you slap the water a few times to remove junk off the bait.
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#11917331 - 11/04/16 05:08 PM Re: Crankbaits - Strike King vs Bandit [Re: Barn]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 1845
Loc: nederland, TX
Originally Posted By: Barn
Strike King XD and KVD squarebills are good baits. I think the Bandit 200 is a better bait and similar to the Strike King 3 series.

I really like the the Bandit 100 for a smaller "squarebill" type bait. It gets me lots of bites. I have caught multiple fish in the DD range on it too.


Exactly

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#11917368 - 11/04/16 05:50 PM Re: Crankbaits - Strike King vs Bandit [Re: forkduc]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12216
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: forkduc
I like the H2O cranks.


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