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  • crankbaits…

    Posted by theindicapotato on June 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Oh how easily they snag. Got 2 rapalas snagged this week. Had to throw out my favorite pair of shorts because the hooks got stuck in it😭

    theindicapotato replied 1 week, 3 days ago 2 Members · 12 Replies
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  • AdventurousPlenty230

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Crankbaits catch me everything…except fish.

  • Dash_Rendar425

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Crankbaits and I have a love hate relationship.

    They either work really well, or I spend 4 hours throwing them and get skunked.

    Then lose them in a tree….

  • saucysauccce

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    I don’t go out without getting those damn treble hooks in the dang boat carpet. Happens every time.

  • ChefCory

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    as a bank fisherman i swear these are a trap. obviously i know dont set the hook when you bump into stuff but the lure is going down and the bank is going up. sooner than later, i’m snagged. seems like, anyhow. could just also really suck with crankbaits.

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    on the other hand i watched that bassmaster pickwick highlights and saw guy get his first 5 fish limit 7 minutes after fishing started. He was rippin cranks and got fish on his first 5 casts. seemed like a LOT of fun. damn. but he also has the electronics to know where the underwater shelves are, and livescopes to see the bass are indeed schooling. meanwhile i’m just trying not to get snagged in a tree.

  • Detroit_Smallmouth

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Try running shallower cranks, lipless cranks can be a good option on a fast retrieve.
    Fishing from the bank can be more prone to snagging, comes with the territory.

  • wrxpatrick1

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    I kill it with crankbaits. I don’t get many snags with them either

  • MercGunner1776

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    I have trouble with them at times. Depends a lot on where I’m fishing. I typically don’t like using them unless I know there are rocks on the bottom. But. Where I fish it’s usually got too many limbs and trees and stuff. Just things I try keep in mind when I decide to use a cb.

  • bassboat1

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    I’ve only been incorporating crankbaits into my daily game for a few years (spent the prior 40 badmouthing them). Squarebills will climb the side of a tree. Spro RkCrawler 55 does exactly what it’s named for. I built a 16′ retrieval pole this off season, ’cause it happens… I’m expecting a big smallmouth to put a couple barbs into me any day now.

  • NNYCanoeTroutSki

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Debarb those hooks, or better yet, switch them out for single hooks.

  • Country_Mac208

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Crankbaits are supposed to deflect. If you’re not digging them into the bottom and bouncing them off cover then you are missing bites. Keep at it. Rapalas and any other balsa crankbaits are buoyant so if you feel them start to hang up, just stop reeling and allow that bait to float up and free itself. You’re going to lose some baits and that’s just part of it.

    Edit- “wiggle wart” style crankbaits are notoriously good at deflecting and not hanging up. My favorite is the Spro RK Crawler 55 and the MD. The 6th Sense Curve and the original wiggle wart are all good options as well.

  • fuck_the_ccp1

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    prespawn bass throw hands over a surface crank

  • ner0ftw

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    LMAOOO DAQUARY WDF 😭😭😭 not the shorts daquavy 😂😂

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