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Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: SlowDown] #11829837 09/15/16 12:30 PM
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Use about 10-12lb fluorocarbon , line is lighter and Fluoro sinks , crankbait will get down deeper , Berkley vanish


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Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: SlowDown] #11829855 09/15/16 12:48 PM
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I have done it with spinnerbaits to make the stay in the strike zone. Try and see how it works, always think outside of the box!


Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: SlowDown] #11830013 09/15/16 02:14 PM
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A 1/4 oz rattletrap is the bait I've been using and I can make a very long cast with it. It is a pretty good bait for schooling bass, but not always. This little Rapala matches the shad well and is a fish catcher if I could just reach the schools. That is why I was thinking about adding at least 1/8 oz of weight to it. ill try using the sinker next week and see what happens. Thanks for the replies. Sounds like nobody has fished a crankbait with a sliding sinker on the line ahead of it, so maybe it is not a good idea.

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The light weight is part of what makes those little Rapalas so good for schooling bass (when they are keying in on tiny shad). Adding weight could negatively impact that action.

If you haven't tried a fluke or a fluke jr, I recommend them on these schools (easier to cast further than the small Rapalas due to less wind resistance and slightly heavier).


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Get a Cordell Gay blade in chrome/blue. Small and heavy, can fish it deep or shallow. Best schooler bait made in my opinion when they are chasing smaller shad.


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Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: SlowDown] #11830202 09/15/16 03:41 PM
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You might try some suspend dots on it. Light weight braid on a spinning set up would be best for that.


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Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: SlowDown] #11830226 09/15/16 03:50 PM
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I think I would try a split shot before a slip sinker. You can attach the split shot 18 - 24 inches above the bait and shouldn't impact the baits action too much. I would think a weight at the nose of the bait would negatively impact the action. All this great information from someone that's never tried it.

Let us know how it works if you give it a try.

Re: Question on Crankbait [Re: SlowDown] #11830373 09/15/16 05:17 PM
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The gay blade is a lure I need to try for schoolies. Something to match small shad is what I am looking for. Also need to try the zoom fluke jr. I changed out the line this morning, took the mono off and put 10# suffix braid on, the slick braid. I pegged a 1/16 oz Mojo sinker several inches above the lure. I can slide it further up or down to find the distance that works best. Maybe it will work, and maybe it won't, will see. Next time I'm in Academy or ordering on line, I'll get a couple of gay blades. Thanks again for the comments and suggestions.

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