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#12526606 - 12/04/17 02:01 PM Favorite Crankbits-Go!
Bassinfreak 7 Offline
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Registered: 03/30/16
Posts: 26
Trying to become a better crankbait fisherman, so what are your favorites. Brand/Size/Color/Which lakes? Also do you tie them directly to the line or do you use a swivel?


Edited by Bassinfreak 7 (12/05/17 11:36 AM)

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#12526627 - 12/04/17 02:20 PM Re: Favorite Crankbits-Go! [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
Matt1212 Offline
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Registered: 01/16/11
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Loc: Pauls Valley, ok
Pretty broad question. Mainly use strike king(square bill/6 XD/10XD), but like the Rapala DT series for mids. I mainly keep couple of shad patterns, chartreuse patterns, and red craw pattern. Pretty much covers it for me. I stick to max 4-5 colors per any bait I throw

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#12526634 - 12/04/17 02:29 PM Re: Favorite Crankbits-Go! [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
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I like Stanford Cedar Cranks and Dee BAits, all hand carved out of wood. TREMENDOUS action and fish catching ability.. If you are asking mass produced baits, it would be Norman DLN or Middle N, either one. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. ALL lakes, because they all get bit on all lakes. Colors??? Sour Apple in Stanford, Gold in Gary Dee's baits and chartreuse/blue back in Norman. Both shallow and mid range on the hand carved cranks, too.

Thad Rains


Edited by Thad Rains (12/04/17 02:31 PM)
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#12526639 - 12/04/17 02:32 PM Re: Favorite Crankbits-Go! [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
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Loc: Allen, TX
Bomber 4A in chartreuse with black back. Consistent fish catcher one most lakes in north Texas.

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#12526658 - 12/04/17 02:52 PM Re: Favorite Crankbits-Go! [Re: Matt1212]
TexasTechBassAngler Offline
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Registered: 08/07/17
Posts: 151
Loc: South Central, TX
Originally Posted By: Matt1212
Pretty broad question. Mainly use strike king(square bill/6 XD/10XD), but like the Rapala DT series for mids. I mainly keep couple of shad patterns, chartreuse patterns, and red craw pattern. Pretty much covers it for me. I stick to max 4-5 colors per any bait I throw


This^^^

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#12526676 - 12/04/17 03:06 PM Re: Favorite Crankbits-Go! [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
B.Byars Offline
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Registered: 04/27/12
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Loc: waco, texas
strike king, h2o express, original rattle traps....tried some of the arashi cranks by storm and there are not too bad just the couple that i have do not have any flake at all.

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#12526686 - 12/04/17 03:13 PM Re: Favorite Crankbits-Go! [Re: B.Byars]
senko9S Offline
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depends on depth. I like the old school bandits and normans.
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#12526720 - 12/04/17 03:39 PM Re: Favorite Crankbits-Go! [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
Fishcharmer Offline
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#1-Luhr Jensen 1/4 oz Speed Trap in Crystal Craw.. awesome down to 8' but kinda snaggy around trees and the bomb on rock...#2 SK 1.5 Square bill in Green Gizzard Shad(rattling and silent) alternating with 6th Sense Crush shad Square bill ..SK 6XD, 8XD, and 10XD depending on the depth...Sexy Shad..IMO

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#12526722 - 12/04/17 03:41 PM Re: Favorite Crankbits-Go! [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
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Widely available/cost effective
0-1ft. Mann’s Minus One—white color
1-3ft. Luck e strike RC series 2 Rapala DT3. Shad colors. Copper colors, chartreuse
3-5ft. Luck e strike RC series 3. KVD 1.5. Lucky Craft square bill. Shad, copper, bluegill colors, chartreuse
5-10ft. Bandit 200. Rapala SR5. Rapala DT6,10. 3XD Norman middle N Color is highly dependent on water clarity. In general. Shad, blue gill, chartreuse
10-17ft. Bandit 300 and ledge series. Norman deep little N 5XD. Rapala DT 16. Norman DD22 Same colors as above
17ft+. 6XD, 8XD. 6th sense crush 500, same as above

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#12526738 - 12/04/17 03:46 PM Re: Favorite Crankbits-Go! [Re: Matt1212]
Ian Fellenbaum Offline
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Registered: 11/05/15
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Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Originally Posted By: Matt1212
Pretty broad question. Mainly use strike king(square bill/6 XD/10XD), but like the Rapala DT series for mids. I mainly keep couple of shad patterns, chartreuse patterns, and red craw pattern. Pretty much covers it for me. I stick to max 4-5 colors per any bait I throw


this pretty much covers it, I also like norman DLN and DD22 HD.
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#12526856 - 12/04/17 05:26 PM Re: Favorite Crankbits-Go! [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
basscaster46 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 964
Loc: Red Oak, TX
H20 crs square bill bream color as well as diamond Shad ,chartreuse Shad and red craw as welll.
Also Norman deep little n suicide,splatterback,chartreuse and black and also like dd 22 dd14 Norman has a multitude of colors and decent hooks.
H20 has a 2 1/2 inch 5/8 oz lipless that works real good.
Have others that cost more but these are in the boat the others aren’t go figure.
Bomber 2a 4a 6a have caught a lot of bass just need to put better hooks on them
J D popcorn


Edited by basscaster46 (12/04/17 05:29 PM)

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#12526881 - 12/04/17 05:49 PM Re: Favorite Crankbits-Go! [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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This is my favorite, I might be a little biased though!
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#12527064 - 12/04/17 08:13 PM Re: Favorite Crankbits-Go! [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
Catfanman Offline
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Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 181
Bombers and for size depends on what size and species in fishing for and for color anything shiny or glossy that I think the fish will bite but an example of colors I like are Curtis shad and foxy shad


Edited by Catfanman (12/04/17 08:14 PM)

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#12527154 - 12/04/17 09:13 PM Re: Favorite Crankbits-Go! [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
GriddleGrizzly Offline
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Registered: 08/13/17
Posts: 65
If we’re talking specific model, the 6th Sense Cloud 9 C25 is hands down my fave. Brand in general, I like Strike King since they’re pretty good quality, catch plenty of fish, and don’t break the bank. I havent found another squarebill that, for me, outfishes a KVD 1.5.

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#12527256 - 12/04/17 11:15 PM Re: Favorite Crankbits-Go! [Re: Thad Rains]
BRTJr22 Offline
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Registered: 07/21/04
Posts: 49
Loc: Baytown, TX
Originally Posted By: Thad Rains
I like Stanford Cedar Cranks and Dee BAits, all hand carved out of wood. TREMENDOUS action and fish catching ability.. If you are asking mass produced baits, it would be Norman DLN or Middle N, either one. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. ALL lakes, because they all get bit on all lakes. Colors??? Sour Apple in Stanford, Gold in Gary Dee's baits and chartreuse/blue back in Norman. Both shallow and mid range on the hand carved cranks, too.

Thad Rains


Where do you buy the Stanford Cedar Cranks? I don't even see any being sold on their website. From what little I can see, it is something I would like to give a try. Can you help me out, Thad?

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