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The Rebel crawdad is a great bait-especially for smallmouth HOWEVER if I had one complaint (which I do), it is that the back hook will inevitably (invariably?) get wedged between the space between the two pincers-usually, I think, during the cast.  I DOUBT Rebel (Pradco) will change their bait design for just one person but it drives me batty.

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My roommate has caught trout on the smaller sized ones too

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It's a great bait! I used to use them all the time but not so much anymore. 

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Still throw it in the river,Yea i know what ya mean.Drives ya crazy

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This rebel BIG CLAW CRAWFISH LURE that dives 10' caught my PB10lbs on 8lb test Excalibur Silver Thread Copolymer line. The success I been having with these crawfish is second to my topnocker.

The green choruses color is hot. In rivers the little ones work. Little shallow rivers.

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Killer in small rivers.  Caught some biiiiig fallfish on them (state record size) but tossed em back without realizing

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Caught plenty of smallmouth with them and, also, a 30" musky.  That's not big for a musky but in a flowing river and on 6 lb line, it was plenty big.

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I just clip off the hook that aims towards the claws and gets stuck all the time.  Leave the other two intact.  It works like a charm.

 

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1 hour ago, Wind Knot said:

I just clip off the hook that aims towards the claws and gets stuck all the time.  Leave the other two intact.  It works like a charm.

 

Good suggestion.  Plus I think this hook isn't as likely to be the one that goes into the fish's mouth anyway.

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I have the BIGCLAW CRAWFISH and bps topnocker in every tackle box. In case I lose one the day is saved.

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When I was younger the Rebel Crawfish crank was one of the first lures I picked out after finding crawfish of the same size in the pond I fished under Rocks. I used to catch a ton of Bass, Stocked Trout, Catfish, and bluegill on that lure. I still have a bunch of them but like many lures, I stopped using them but I am sure they work awesome just like today.

I had received a Kit when I was younger that was a copy of the Rebel Lure from I think Cabela's, and they look similar but I remember never doing well on them, and I used them alot when I first received them becuase they came in cool looking colors.

Rebel makes good lures. I still think the Rebel Broke Back Minnow is the best of all the plastic molded jointed lures. That lure has a chartruese gold color that no other company makes, a texture that is unique, and it just flat out catches fish and you can cast if far. I have tried copying the color for swim jigs but have not had been able to copy the flash it has.

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My favorite Susquehanna smallmouth lure. I never had a problem with them.

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I have used them a lot and have never had that happen.

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On 8/26/2016 at 10:25 AM, Wind Knot said:

I just clip off the hook that aims towards the claws and gets stuck all the time.  Leave the other two intact.  It works like a charm.

 

Why have I never thought of that?  Thanks.

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As good a multispecies, "catch something" bait as you can throw. Pike and smallies love them. If you watch one run, the action is pretty unique and doesnt blow out in current. I got away from them for some reason, but this thread brings back memories of chucking them for smallies in the rocks of the james. Caught a 34lb Catfish on one once.

 

Id love to have a bigger version of the regular craw that ran around 4'.

 

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14 hours ago, craww said:

Id love to have a bigger version of the regular craw that ran around 4'.

I saw somewhere there is a new size on the craw.  I think it's call the middle wee craw or something. 

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