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Lucky Craft sweeps Elite series and FLW events...

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Not another Lucky Craft thread!  I always read the FLW and Elite series event coverage, mainly to stay on top of patterns and baits that are winning the big tournaments.  When I read what the winners were throwing, I thought it was on topic with what we have been discussing lately about these expensive baits.   FLW and the Bassmaster Elite series both had events on 11/15-11/18.  The FLW event was on Lewis Smith lake in Alabama, and Texas Sam Hoernke pulled out a win with limits each day caught on a Lucky Craft BDS 1 crankbait.  Sam, whom is not sponsored by Lucky Craft,  started out the tournament throwing the BDS 1 in Rootbeer, but caught his heaviest limit of the tournament on day three when he switched to a Matte Tiger BDS 1 due to the dingy water.  Lucky Craft Pro Gerald Swindle made a huge leap to a third place finish after weighing in a  lone 2lber on day one when his deep water pattern fizzled.  Gerald decided to go shallow, and used a Gunfish 115 in American Shad for an early topwater bite, then switch hitting the rest of the day between a BDS 3 in Matte Tiger, and a Rick Clunn RC 2.5 in Chartreuse/Black back.    The Bassmaster Elite series event was held on the same dates (I wonder why  ;)), and took place on Florida's Harris Chain.  Ben Matsubu pulled out the 'W' with over 40lbs he said were mainly caught on a 'Rick Clunn RC 2.5'.  Ben Matsubu is not sponsored by Lucky Craft, and did not specify the color of his RC.  I like to see my two favorite baits, the BDS series and RC series,  dominating the majors  :o

FLW series winning baits....

Sams winning BDS 1's...

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Swindle's choices (and Ben's Elite win on the RC2.5)

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On another thread we talked about "how many" Lucky Craft we fish. Although I am a BIG fan, I haven't fished the Fat CBs yet. Those are on my list for next year. BPS usually has some LC as in-store specials that are not advertised or available online. If you want to pick up a few, look for them at your local BPS.

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Well, if you think about it, that's not really such a surprising feat, but those cranks do look good.

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While were on the topic.. those Clunn series crankbaits are money when fishing in pressure situations. They dont rattle but have unique and different from your average colors (compared to every other color on the market) when selecting them and the action displaces a lot of water. They kinda have the same action as the DTs but have a fater body that displaces even more water. You can literally see the displaced water behind them as you crank them in. That color on the bottem left and Chart. Perch is my fav. They also bare the BPS tag, which I think will get you more rewards points on your BPS card.. always a plus.

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Hey RW...you should check out Backwaters ( www.backwatersonline.com ), they have a bunch of L/C's on sale, including some fat CB's.  The Fat CB's really produced for me last year, and I think once you see how these baits behave (and produce  ;)), you will have a collection by the end of the year.  As far as the Fat CB's go, I could do fine all year with just three colors.  Chartreuse shad, Rootbeer, and Parrot are my main go-getters.  

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i find myself fishing the lucky craft baits, more & more.   ..it's kinda like high end rods/reels,,,after fishing them awhile, the others "just don't feel right."

i still fish bombers & warts, but i just have Lots of confidence in the LC's

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Look WAAAAAYY down in it's mouth - LOL  fish like them too

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ronnie

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I never tried a bds. but I have a rc in 1.5

It has caught some bass for me but nothing to brag about.

I bought it because of the color.  Bull bream.  Sort of an orange.

I have so many white, craw, and chartruese crankers I wanted something very different.

Maybe I went to far in the color scheme?

Is there a particular time of year or water condition when the bull bream color should work well?

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