best crankbait for shallow pond water
Posted August 18 2009 - 03:57 PM
The other pond is really a golf course lake that's is huge. You need special permission to fish the "golf course part" and hole number 8 swiftly drops to 15 feet deep off the green so I'm not concerned about crankbaits there. Right now we've only got permission for the "owner" lake which connects to the golf course lake via a dam and spillway. The spillway side is shallow about 5 feet deep. I've got a few weeR crankbaits and a teenyR, but somebody told me the weeR will swim some 12-14 feet. I don't believe it but I guess something that small has little drag on it. What do you recommend?
Posted August 18 2009 - 05:07 PM
Posted August 18 2009 - 05:17 PM
Try the baits in the link below, they work awesome for me in a pond that sounds similar to the one you are fishing. I have caught as many as 30 bass in one day using these crankbaits.
I'll second the Lazer eyes! Used them all spring and killed the LMB in a couple of ponds I frequent which aren't over 8ft deep. Tenn Shad worked best and if you keep the rod tip high and reel slow it will act as a wake bait for the early morning bite.
Posted August 18 2009 - 05:21 PM
'WHO' Is Right is Not Important.....'WHAT' Is Right is All That Matters ( Lake Wales, Florida )
Posted August 18 2009 - 05:44 PM
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Posted August 18 2009 - 06:34 PM
"I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing."
"I have fished through fishless days that I remember happily without regret."
"If all politicians fished instead of spoke publicly, we would be at peace with the world."
Posted August 18 2009 - 06:58 PM
Posted by: Quitlimpin Posted on: Today at 7:22pm
Manns baby 1- is my all time favorite crank regardless of depth. Nice, tight wobble & it doesn't hang up too bad in the trees. I've used the lazer eye & it has nice action, but it seems like it's just too loud.
agreed, while its not my all time favorite.... i do love the baby 1 minus... i have it in baby bass, and it produces quite well in all of the shallow ponds that i fish.
and your drag lighter..............
That will keep things interesting.........
..........Fish the fresh, or fish the salt.........
Now thats a tough choice!
Posted August 18 2009 - 08:03 PM
Bandit 100 series
Rapala DT 4
H20 express shallow runners
Strike king HC1
All depends on the depth you want it to run though. A lot of people don't crank in ponds, big mistake if you ask me. Just learn what the bottom is like. I would not throw them around exposed cover though (i.e. old dock pilings or submerged trees). I have had the most success cranking on flats that are not very weedy .
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Posted August 19 2009 - 10:45 AM
X2 on the footloose
You should try the Bandit Footloose cranks.I've caught alot of fish with them fishing shallow water.
Posted August 19 2009 - 11:17 AM
Bomber Square A
Norman Mad N
Strike King Series 1
Posted August 19 2009 - 11:27 AM
Mann's 1- minus
Storm sub wart.