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Looking For A Good Medium Diving Crankbait

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I have a good number of shallow crankbaits but am looking for some suggestions on a good medium diving crankbait (about 8-10 ft). I would like to keep it $10 or less if at all possible. I like the looks of the X Rap Shad but am open to suggestions. Thanks.

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Lures by Bomber, Bandit, and Norman all fit the under $10 criteria and will most certainly catch fish.

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Bandit 300's will hit 10' with the right line. Good fish catcher.

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Storm wiggle wart, they where on sale at bps. I picked up 4 of em for like $3.00 each.

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WIGGLE WARTS!

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With 12# flouro you can keep a Norman DLN in that zone, and IMO they are the best mid/deep crank every made.

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I'm not a die hard brand user when it comes to crank baits. I tend to visit BPS regularly to see what they have on sale. I just picked up a few wiggle warts for under $5 each.

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DT10, AWESOME lure and catches fish!

Bandit 300 is good as well.

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I'm very partial to the Spro Little John MD. Runs about 8feet deep with 12lb mono.

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I'm with Vinny. Nomans deep little at 4.99 is my first choice. Luhr Jensen 1/4 oz. Hot lips is right there also.

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I'm with Vinny. Nomans deep little at 4.99 is my first choice. Luhr Jensen 1/4 oz. Hot lips is right there also.

We are driving the bandwagon my friend :)

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Bandit 200 and 300 work well for me.

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Rapala DT series. Top shelf stuff at a reasonable price.

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1++ on the norman deep little N's. I been setting up another tacklebox for all my deeper diving lures now too. I been buying the 9606 hip roof tackle boxes. Right now i have a 9606 for topwater, a 9606 for shallow to mid running cranks. a 9606 for deeper running cranks and a smaller hip roof box for my weedless stuff. I just keep running out of room tackle box wise. This is where shore fishing gets tougher carrying all this stuff. I really enjoy casting and trying all the different lures too.

One problem i have is staying with what works i need to venture out to different manufacturers lures too.

I'm hooked on the Bomber Model A's and the Norman series crankbaits right now. To me my best crankbait was the bomber FAT A but its discontinued right now. I'd find one that produces were you fish and stock up on what works for you. With the deeper running cranks, most of them will float up to the surface when you stop running them. When i seen this i run the deeper running cranks and adjust my line speed to make them run where i want them too.

My favorite, successful colors are;

Redcraw / red apple craw

Brown craw

Green craw

Fire craw / fire tiger

Chartruse

Silver shad / chrome

A shot of craw scent or YUM won't hurt either. I use scents alot and cranks that rattle too.

When my crank first hits the water I swing the rod rearward so the crank will burn/rattle right down to the proper depth at the same time i will reel it very slow. I like doing this because the crank will dive to where it should be right away with no loss yardage.

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Lucky Craft Flat Mini MR.

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I would like to keep it $10 or less

Hard to beat a Bandit or Bomber Fat Free Shad for the money IMO

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Academys H20 Xpress CRS+ crankbaits...$3.99 all day long!!...

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Rapala Crankin' Rap CRR-10

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DT10, AWESOME lure and catches fish!

Bandit 300 is good as well.

I picked up a DT 10 last weekend, very nice!

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Rapala DT10 all the way, affordable, effective and consistent quality.

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Rapala DT's love em love em

I like to dig my cranks hard and these haven't let me down in terms of wear.

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Love me some Bandits (200 and 300 series). I normally change out at least the rear hook for a #4 Gammy Round Bend though. The stock hoocks are too small and rust very quickly.

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Norman DLN is the bomb!

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I'm with the Bandit200 and Rapala DT's

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