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Hey guys. I got into a conversation with a guy about fishing and we were trading ideas about different baits, color schemes, techniques, etc. when he explained that one of his most productive baits was a black crankbait. He said the Bandit series in all black was a killer for him. Any thoughts on using a black crankbait? This has really got me curious because of all the other baits I use in that color. Why not black for a crankbait? The Bandit series cranks are really popular and they make a good looking one in black that has red eyes. Anyone have any experience with this particular bait?

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THEY WORK. JUST LIKE AINT TEXAN SAID, WHEN YOU WANT THE CONTRAST, AT NIGHT I'VE CAUGHT ALOT ON A BLACK BOMBER THAT I REPAINTED.

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I have had good luck with a black wiggle wart.  The very end has a dab of chartruese on it.

Good low light cranker.

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Hey guys. I got into a conversation with a guy about fishing and we were trading ideas about different baits, color schemes, techniques, etc. when he explained that one of his most productive baits was a black crankbait. He said the Bandit series in all black was a killer for him. Any thoughts on using a black crankbait? This has really got me curious because of all the other baits I use in that color. Why not black for a crankbait? The Bandit series cranks are really popular and they make a good looking one in black that has red eyes. Anyone have any experience with this particular bait?

It's been 6 years since this post. Any additional thoughts on a black crankbait?

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One would use a black crankbait for the same reason they'de use a black jig: It creates a nice profile in darker, stained water. Makes sense to me

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Didn't Ish Monroe win an Elite series tourney using a black crankbait? I am wanting to think I read that somewhere...

I never have tried one, but I would asume they would catch some fish. Especially at night time like mentioned above.

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jkarol, that's exactly what I was thinking. Back in the day, we threw black jigs, buzzbaits and worms. This, by the way, was during daylight in stained or murky water.

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I have some of the black Bandits and they are a good bait in dark water, dark days it seems. Basically anytime the fish can't really see you're bait very well and just need a good profile for them to hone in on.

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In really murky water, would an all black crank be better than a chartreuse one?

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I have a couple of all black Rat-L-Traps that work well at night and in really murky water. I've never thrown them in clear or slightly stained water or in the middle of the day. I guess I'll give that a try.

Tom

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I have a black custom Norman DLN that is lights at night...that is all the info I will provide :)

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In really murky water, would an all black crank be better than a chartreuse one?

Probably would be easier for them to see at least. Which one is better would vary day to day though I'm guessing.

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Can't say that I've fished a black crankbait, but worms, buzzbaits, and jigs in black all the time even in clear water and during the day. But than again we do things a bit different up in the North Country.

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I've used a Norman Little N and Bagley BB1 or BB2 in black with an orange belly for too many years to remember in the Atchafalaya Basin with very good results.

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I use a black and a colored flake to remain nameless that I painted. It flat out hammers in every water condition that I have tried.

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