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Looking For A Good Medium Diving Crankbait


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#1 backcast88

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Posted March 19 2012 - 10:37 PM

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.

#2 jdw174

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Posted March 20 2012 - 04:47 AM

Lures by Bomber, Bandit, and Norman all fit the under $10 criteria and will most certainly catch fish.
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Posted March 20 2012 - 04:52 AM

Bandit 300's will hit 10' with the right line. Good fish catcher.
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Posted March 20 2012 - 06:50 AM

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

#5 TRYTOFISH

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Posted March 20 2012 - 07:50 AM

WIGGLE WARTS!

#6 Vinny Chase

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Posted March 20 2012 - 09:23 AM

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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Posted March 20 2012 - 10:16 AM

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.

#8 Gangley

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Posted March 20 2012 - 10:47 AM

DT10, AWESOME lure and catches fish!
Bandit 300 is good as well.
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Posted March 20 2012 - 11:03 AM

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

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Posted March 20 2012 - 11:16 AM

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.

#11 Vinny Chase

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Posted March 20 2012 - 11:22 AM

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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Posted March 20 2012 - 12:18 PM

Bandit 200 and 300 work well for me.

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Posted March 20 2012 - 01:03 PM

Defiantly the bandits swim great and catch a ton of fish

#14 SausageFingers

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Posted March 20 2012 - 01:17 PM

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

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Posted March 20 2012 - 01:44 PM

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.
The fish are out there just waiting for you to throw the right lure along with the correct presentation so why are you still here?
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Remember on a bad day just throw the lure you never tried yet.....