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Favorite Squarebill Thats Least Likely To Snag?

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I really like the Strike King KVD 2.5 in red sexy shad color and bumping it on rocky bottom by the dam. I get some hard strikes on it ( though never was able to bring a fish in) and for the most part it does a nice job deflecting and moving around rocks. Unfortunately, I lost my last one today. So is there another brand that anyone has noticed that snags up even less and thats about the same size or bigger( dont want anything smaller) than the kvd 2.5? I also like the large/fat profile it has. Also, the lip on it tends to wear down pretty quick, so a more durable lip is nice to have too. Last question, whats your favorite color for that particular crank in reddish/brown water color? Is it normal to lose a lot of fish on a squarebill crank? Thank you all and if anyone thinks I should just stick with the kvd by all means let me know.

 

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Worden's Timber Tiger D-4.   Crawfish color.

 

Marty Burns Custom cranks.....in Sexy Shad

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The spro lil john crankbaits can take a beating. 

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LC RC 1.5 is my favorite. Red Craw with rattles in it is one of my favorites when they're eating craws. One thing about fishing squarebills, if you're fishing them where you should be you're going to get snagged on occasion, just part of the game. Switch to short shank hooks and you can even clip the front hook off if you're really worried about getting hung up. My best suggestion is to invest in a good telescoping lure retriever so you don't have to worry about getting snagged because you can just go get it if you do. 

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I don't know about snagging up less on rocks, but I like the Bomber square A in the two inch version and for the water color you mention, I'd likely go with something like a firetiger or chart/craw. If you're loosing a lot of fish or not hooking up at all on a solid strike, I'd change either my line or rod to something with more give to it. Not too sure if that's what's happening to you, but if you're using heavy (more than say 12lb.) flouro or a rod with a fast tip, that's where I'd start.  The other thing I'd recommend is retying often as that last foot or so of line is being dragged over those rocks before the lure ever bumps it. Could save you loosing a good fish not to mention not loosing your bait.

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Is it Normal to Lose Fish on a Crankbait? - Yes. It depends on 1) How hard they hit the crankbait. 2) Where did they hit the crankbait such as front middle or back. 3) Did they try to eat it or kill it or move it out of the way? 4) Any slack in the line, and I mean any slack, after you set the hook will allow the bass to throw the crankbait back at you.

 

How Do You Minimize Snags? - One way to do this is to remove the rear hook. You can upgrade the front hook to the next size and remove the rear hook which gets hung up the most. Otherwise you throw the crankbait where the fish live which means snags under the water. Snags in bushes or trees is another story.

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If you're throwing square bills around woody/brushy cover, I think that it is hard to beat Timber Tigers.  The sizes I use the most are DC4, DC5 & DC8.    I use the DC8 the most.  If you have sunken trees in 10 -15 feet, the DC16 on a 14 lb abrasion resistant line is a great bait.  I have dozens of other brands of square bills, but I seldom throw anything other than a Timber Tiger.

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LC RC 1.5 is my favorite. Red Craw with rattles in it is one of my favorites when they're eating craws. One thing about fishing squarebills, if you're fishing them where you should be you're going to get snagged on occasion, just part of the game. Switch to short shank hooks and you can even clip the front hook off if you're really worried about getting hung up. My best suggestion is to invest in a good telescoping lure retriever so you don't have to worry about getting snagged because you can just go get it if you do. 

 

man i hope my brother doesnt see this post...when he uses my lures and gets snagged he jumps in to retrieve them haha

 

the kvd cranks are pretty nice and the spro ones look good too but i havent missed any fish on the kvd yet and i fish them pretty slow where i fish so they dont go to the bottom anyway

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I have luck with Bandits, especially the fried squash color.

I really like how the bandits look with the fat profile. Definitely gotta try one out and pretty sure I seen it at Dicks.

 

 

LC RC 1.5 is my favorite. Red Craw with rattles in it is one of my favorites when they're eating craws. One thing about fishing squarebills, if you're fishing them where you should be you're going to get snagged on occasion, just part of the game. Switch to short shank hooks and you can even clip the front hook off if you're really worried about getting hung up. My best suggestion is to invest in a good telescoping lure retriever so you don't have to worry about getting snagged because you can just go get it if you do. 

Thanks for the tip, will do that for sure. Anything to hold on to my lures longer ha. As for the Lucy craft, they sure look nice but gonna hold off on that until I get around to finally getting a lure retriever. I don't know why it's taking me so long to get one, probably thinking of the money I can spend on lures,lol.

 

 

If you're throwing square bills around woody/brushy cover, I think that it is hard to beat Timber Tigers.  The sizes I use the most are DC4, DC5 & DC8.    I use the DC8 the most.  If you have sunken trees in 10 -15 feet, the DC16 on a 14 lb abrasion resistant line is a great bait.  I have dozens of other brands of square bills, but I seldom throw anything other than a Timber Tiger.

I looked it up and it sounds like exactly what I need. The price is good too. So far I only used squarebills in one area I fish and the bank and bottom is pretty much all rocks. Would you say its pretty durable and how about the tuning? Thanks

 

 

Is it Normal to Lose Fish on a Crankbait? - Yes. It depends on 1) How hard they hit the crankbait. 2) Where did they hit the crankbait such as front middle or back. 3) Did they try to eat it or kill it or move it out of the way? 4) Any slack in the line, and I mean any slack, after you set the hook will allow the bass to throw the crankbait back at you.

 

How Do You Minimize Snags? - One way to do this is to remove the rear hook. You can upgrade the front hook to the next size and remove the rear hook which gets hung up the most. Otherwise you throw the crankbait where the fish live which means snags under the water. Snags in bushes or trees is another story.

I see mouth or lip marks near the head area so pretty sure its trying to eat it. I'm thinking I probably burning the lure too fast for a good hookup and or reeling down too slow after pumping my rod up. Next time I'm just going to gradually reel the fish in as it tires, instead of doing the pumping and reeling down part. Interesting, I always thought it was the front hook that snags up. Since bass strike head first the rear hook is unecessary for the most part.

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I really like how the bandits look with the fat profile. Definitely gotta try one out and pretty sure I seen it at Dicks.

 

 

Thanks for the tip, will do that for sure. Anything to hold on to my lures longer ha. As for the Lucy craft, they sure look nice but gonna hold off on that until I get around to finally getting a lure retriever. I don't know why it's taking me so long to get one, probably thinking of the money I can spend on lures,lol.

 

 

I looked it up and it sounds like exactly what I need. The price is good too. So far I only used squarebills in one area I fish and the bank and bottom is pretty much all rocks. Would you say its pretty durable and how about the tuning? Thanks

 

 

I see mouth or lip marks near the head area so pretty sure its trying to eat it. I'm thinking I probably burning the lure too fast for a good hookup and or reeling down too slow after pumping my rod up. Next time I'm just going to gradually reel the fish in as it tires, instead of doing the pumping and reeling down part. Interesting, I always thought it was the front hook that snags up. Since bass strike head first the rear hook is unecessary for the most part.

I get a lot of lures that others have lost out of trees with mine, including some Lucky Crafts, and the Frabil retriever I have only cost about as much as 2 Lucky Crafts. It has paid for itself so many times over I'd never go fishing without one in my boat again. 

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