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Bass fishing with crankbaits
Crankbaits come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. And can be fished year round. What you choose will be based on the conditions you are fishing. In clear water you will want to match the forage closely, paying attention to lure size and color. In stained and muddier water you will want to consider using more visible presentations like the firetiger, larger bodied crankbaits and baits with rattles.
Lipless crankbaits are great for intercepting spring time bass as they move into their spawning grounds. And typically fished around submerged vegetation, rocky shore line, main lake points, and channels with a slow, crank and pause, or yo-yo retrieve. Early morning, windy, or cloudy skies often present the best opportunities.
Diving crankbaits have approximate depth ranges of 0-5, 5-10, & 10-20 feet. The length and angle of a crankbaits bill, will determine the depth the lure can reach. Crankbaits with short, square or coffin bills angled sharply downward will run shallower than crankbaits with longer bills. These are ideal for preventing snags and hang-ups while deflecting your lure off rocks and laydowns. Crankbaits with a flat thin body will have a tighter swimming pattern, than the wider wobbling swimming action of lures with a rounder, fatter profile.