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Best winter time deep crank baits #13841699 01/11/21 03:21 PM
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What is your favorite deep crank bait for winter time fishing? I am just wondering if many even fish deep cranks at this time .


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Re: Best winter time deep crank baits [Re: Butch @Hubbard creek] #13841717 01/11/21 03:32 PM
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I fish deep cranks all year, but even more in the winter. 6XD and 10XD get 90% of the work. I would love to throw an 8XD in there, but I have found that 50% or more of the ones I have bought do not run correctly. (don't wobble consistently, sink, don't run true)

Re: Best winter time deep crank baits [Re: Butch @Hubbard creek] #13841719 01/11/21 03:36 PM
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Re: Best winter time deep crank baits [Re: Butch @Hubbard creek] #13842573 01/12/21 12:41 AM
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Re: Best winter time deep crank baits [Re: Butch @Hubbard creek] #13842581 01/12/21 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Butch @Hubbard creek
What is your favorite deep crank bait for winter time fishing? I am just wondering if many even fish deep cranks at this time .

I go shallow in the wintertime. Those fish are shallow to eat.


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Re: Best winter time deep crank baits [Re: Butch @Hubbard creek] #13842622 01/12/21 01:16 AM
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Any depth—count down a 3/4oz lipless. Pull/sweep slowly to the side, pause, repeat



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what colors do you use in winter ?red , shad or other


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Tough to beat red mid December to early April in this part of Texas.


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Great time to throw big cranks on allot of lakes this time of year. Mainly same colors as rest of the year when the water is 20-30ft deep they all look relatively the same anyway. If im shallower or around allot of rock hard to beat a 6-10ft diver in a craw color.

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6XD's and 8XD's are the ones I have gravitated to throwing more and more.

I threw Cranks in 2020 more than I think I ever have in my life. cheers

I'll throw a 1/2 & 3/4 oz Rattle Trap in the same situations as well.


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Re: Best winter time deep crank baits [Re: Butch @Hubbard creek] #13844574 01/13/21 02:14 PM
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anyone ever try the Tactical bassin 75 cranks ? how well did it work if you have


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The Strike King 1.5 flatside is one of my favorites. Its not really a deep crank but it dives 8ft to 12ft. If you longline troll it on 12lb line you can bump the bottom in 16ft. I wish they made a slightly bigger version. The flatside works well for me in the winter.

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