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#12207975 - 04/19/17 10:43 PM Crankbaits wont run straight
Buckshotbuddy Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/05/17
Posts: 262
So i threw a couple of different cranks and they would not stay down. They kept coming to the surface and running sideways. I made sure everything was straight but it still wouldnt stay on line. Any suggestions

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#12207987 - 04/19/17 11:05 PM Re: Crankbaits wont run straight [Re: Buckshotbuddy]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2834
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
Bass Pro has a CB tuner, or you can do it with a set of needle nose pliers. If the bait is coming to you and it runs right, tune the line tie to the right (if the bait is facing you). Tune in VERY MINUTE angles, too. Let me ask, are you using a clip or a swivel? That can impede the running straight as well. Are you tying to the split ring or the line tie? All of those could be throwing the balance off. It is HARD to get a CB running TRUE, so it comes up under the boat, but once you get it there, it is a great fish catching tool. If tuning the line tie does not work, look at tuning the hooks, too. Just some thoughts to help you. Hopefully, some of this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.


Thad Rains
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#12208084 - 04/20/17 06:42 AM Re: Crankbaits wont run straight [Re: Buckshotbuddy]
leethefishking Online   content
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Registered: 05/24/02
Posts: 988
Loc: San Marcos, TX
What size line are you using?

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#12208143 - 04/20/17 07:38 AM Re: Crankbaits wont run straight [Re: Buckshotbuddy]
Thor Outdoors Offline
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mRf6I58PH2I

This is a YouTuber named Fluke Master. He explains how to tune your crankbaits by yourself
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#12208171 - 04/20/17 07:55 AM Re: Crankbaits wont run straight [Re: Buckshotbuddy]
redskeeter190 Offline
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Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 1795
Loc: Knoxville, TN
maybe you're reeling too fast.....just a thought...

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#12208252 - 04/20/17 08:31 AM Re: Crankbaits wont run straight [Re: Buckshotbuddy]
musiclife_7 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1274
Loc: Wylie, TX
First thing is tuning the line tie as Thad mentioned above....secondly I would ask what knot you are tying and what style split ring is on your bait?? Many times the type of knot will effect the bait.

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#12213607 - 04/24/17 10:49 AM Re: Crankbaits wont run straight [Re: Buckshotbuddy]
Buckshotbuddy Offline
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Registered: 03/05/17
Posts: 262
So I found out what it is , I fish grass alot and instead of pulling the grass off I smack the crankbait on the water which is causing it to become a crack-bait. Won't be doing that anymore , 5 crankbaits later.

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#12213618 - 04/24/17 10:57 AM Re: Crankbaits wont run straight [Re: Buckshotbuddy]
BASS GURU Offline
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Registered: 05/27/16
Posts: 132
Loc: Mesa, Arizona
Slow learner? It only took me two cracked crankbaits to learn it. noidea

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#12213634 - 04/24/17 11:15 AM Re: Crankbaits wont run straight [Re: BASS GURU]
Buckshotbuddy Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/05/17
Posts: 262
Originally Posted By: BASS GURU
Slow learner? It only took me two cracked crankbaits to learn it. noidea

Yep, I bet I learned my lesson when I just had to go spend $100 on cranks

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#12213725 - 04/24/17 12:04 PM Re: Crankbaits wont run straight [Re: Buckshotbuddy]
joebass2 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 3919
Loc: Lewisville, texas
I'm sure I'm confused on the direction of lure travel,, but if my crankbait is heading to my left as I reel it to the boat, I tune the line tie very slightly to the right with the lure facing me. If it's running to my right, I bend it to the left with the lure facing me.
I really like Norman crankbaits, but I swear they are the most poorly tuned crankbaits out of the box.


Edited by joebass2 (04/25/17 08:47 PM)

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#12213788 - 04/24/17 12:41 PM Re: Crankbaits wont run straight [Re: Buckshotbuddy]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2834
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
If the CB is facing you, you tune it TOWARDS where it is traveling, not away from it. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#12214039 - 04/24/17 03:00 PM Re: Crankbaits wont run straight [Re: Thad Rains]
TwoLakes Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 853
Loc: Texarkana, AR
Flukemaster said to tune it slightly in the opposite direction that it is running. A little trial and error on the water will answer the question though. :-)

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#12214046 - 04/24/17 03:05 PM Re: Crankbaits wont run straight [Re: redskeeter190]
Atta Offline
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Registered: 12/29/09
Posts: 1921
Loc: Durham NC
Originally Posted By: redskeeter190
maybe you're reeling too fast.....just a thought...


you can never crank to fast!!

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#12214061 - 04/24/17 03:13 PM Re: Crankbaits wont run straight [Re: TwoLakes]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 13189
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: TwoLakes
Flukemaster said to tune it slightly in the opposite direction that it is running. A little trial and error on the water will answer the question though. :-)


It's all in the perspective

If the Crankbait is running to the right (the Crankbait's right)
and you are looking at the Crankbait from behind (tail/rear closest to you); keeping the lure in that position, gently bend the line tie to the left (your left)

If you are looking at the Crankbait from the front (the line tie is closest to you) you bend the line tie to your right (the Crankbait's left)

The confusion here is that when some people say the Crankbait is running to the right; they don't mean the Crankbait's' right, but from the perspective of the angler watching the Crankbait veer to the angler's right as the lure gets close

Hope this clarifies
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