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Silent or Flat Sided Crankbaits #13371373 12/13/19 03:51 PM
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I'm trying to continue learning a little bit over the winter and this questions has been on my mind.

When and why do you use silent or flat sided crankbaits?

Which are your favorite?

Thanks in advance


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Re: Silent or Flat Sided Crankbaits [Re: LeonSulak] #13371375 12/13/19 03:53 PM
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I will use them all times of year, but I prefer them when the water temp is below 55. I find around 45-50 to be the best bite on them. I prefer a squarebill myself but it just depends on the depth you are fishing. The brand I use is not made anymore.


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Re: Silent or Flat Sided Crankbaits [Re: LeonSulak] #13371393 12/13/19 04:06 PM
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I like flat sided when the drops into the 50's or lower. I have had good success with the following baits.

Lipless cranks - is always a good option. Cordell Super Spot is expensiveness and works when the water is really cold. You can work it slower than other types.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Cotton_Cordell_Super_Spot_Lipless_Crankbaits/descpage-CSS.html

Spro Little John

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Spro_John_Crews_Little_John_50_Crankbait_1_2oz/descpage-SLJCB.html

Strike King KVD HC Flat Side 1.5 Crankbait

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Strike_King_KVD_HC_Flat_Side_15_Crankbait/descpage-SKKVDFS.html

Bomber Flat A Crankbait

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Bomber_Flat_A_Crankbaits_3_8oz/descpage-BFA.html


Re: Silent or Flat Sided Crankbaits [Re: LeonSulak] #13371420 12/13/19 04:29 PM
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I likened that is no longer made, too. Dieter 'Stanford seems to have a few in Ebay sometimes. He used to makesilent AND flat sided baits. Sometimes, you can find them on E-bay. I use them all year long as well. MOST fish have not seen a silent bait or a flat sided bait, so you normally get harder strikes the bait. God luck oon finding some

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Re: Silent or Flat Sided Crankbaits [Re: Barn] #13371423 12/13/19 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Barn
I like flat sided when the drops into the 50's or lower. I have had good success with the following baits.

Lipless cranks - is always a good option. Cordell Super Spot is expensiveness and works when the water is really cold. You can work it slower than other types.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Cotton_Cordell_Super_Spot_Lipless_Crankbaits/descpage-CSS.html

Spro Little John

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Spro_John_Crews_Little_John_50_Crankbait_1_2oz/descpage-SLJCB.html

Strike King KVD HC Flat Side 1.5 Crankbait

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Strike_King_KVD_HC_Flat_Side_15_Crankbait/descpage-SKKVDFS.html

Bomber Flat A Crankbait

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Bomber_Flat_A_Crankbaits_3_8oz/descpage-BFA.html



Can you throw the KVD Flat Side 1.5 into fairly heavy cover like a square bill?

I've not use a ton of the flat sided crankbaits. Be interesting to see what people are using.

Re: Silent or Flat Sided Crankbaits [Re: Tx Tree Grower] #13371437 12/13/19 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Barn
I like flat sided when the drops into the 50's or lower. I have had good success with the following baits.

Lipless cranks - is always a good option. Cordell Super Spot is expensiveness and works when the water is really cold. You can work it slower than other types.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Cotton_Cordell_Super_Spot_Lipless_Crankbaits/descpage-CSS.html

Spro Little John

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Spro_John_Crews_Little_John_50_Crankbait_1_2oz/descpage-SLJCB.html

Strike King KVD HC Flat Side 1.5 Crankbait

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Strike_King_KVD_HC_Flat_Side_15_Crankbait/descpage-SKKVDFS.html

Bomber Flat A Crankbait

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Bomber_Flat_A_Crankbaits_3_8oz/descpage-BFA.html



Can you throw the KVD Flat Side 1.5 into fairly heavy cover like a square bill?

I've not use a ton of the flat sided crankbaits. Be interesting to see what people are using.



I would not recommend it. It's more of a traditional crankbait but thinner. It dives 8'-10' and has a rounded bill. Fish the Little John as you would a regular square bill. As the water temp drop I tend to focus on rock cover so either style bill works fine.

Re: Silent or Flat Sided Crankbaits [Re: LeonSulak] #13371444 12/13/19 04:51 PM
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I use the silent style baits in clear water lakes like Belton and Stillhouse. I try and fish them pretty fast so they don't get a good look at them.

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Re: Silent or Flat Sided Crankbaits [Re: LeonSulak] #13371533 12/13/19 06:03 PM
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flat sided- i use when they want a tight action opposite of a wiggle wart, usually colder water

silent- I switch to silent early on in spring when the fish get used to hearing and feeling rattling cranks all day or in spooky very clear water


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