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Favorite Lipless Crankbait...

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I was just wondering what your favorite crankbait is and what kind of modifications you make such as hook replacement ect. Thanks

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A couple:

Lucky Craft LV-Max 500

Yo-Zuri RattlN' Vibe

XCalibur XR50

No adjustments required.

8-)

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Bass Pro Shops XPS rattle shad in 1/4 ounce size.

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Definetly the Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap in 1/2 and 1/4 oz.  I have a variety of colors to match different forage and water conditions.

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The Yozuri rattln vibe. I change the hooks out to the Owner ST-41 (2x's), but keep the same sizes.

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The Yozuri rattln vibe. I change the hooks out to the Owner ST-41 (2x's), but keep the same sizes.

Man, they come with great hooks. I sure don't think they need changed out.

8-)

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The Yozuri rattln vibe. I change the hooks out to the Owner ST-41 (2x's), but keep the same sizes.

Man, they come with great hooks. I sure don't think they need changed out.

8-)

The hooks that come on them are too thin and the tips of the hooks bend down too easy. I had several fish come unpinned and since changing to the owners I've yet to have one come off.

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RBL- Red Black

BT- Blue Chrome

8-)

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1/2 oz. Cordell Spot......if I'm using it as a drop bait I'll take off the trebles and use a long-shank circle hook in the rear.  

You can fish it on the bottom and through some pretty gnarly stuff without getting hung up, and when you hook a fish, you DON'T lose them.  

Some other liplesses I like (and I have tried a BUNCH)

Shimano Complex Undulator

Jackall TN/70

Mamiya-OP Hunting Vib Jr.

Air Viper Risebacker (Sound-Less)

I think my least favorites are the Rattlin' Rapala and the XCaliburs.....both of which drop their action at slow speeds, and flop over on their sides when you drop them to the bottom.  IMO the plain, old, cheap Cordell Super Spot is a superior design....they nose-stand pretty well and work at ANY speed from a crawl to a burn.      

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Spro Aruku Shad

I have a box full of RatLTraps and Spots that don't get used much since I found this bait.

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I tried them all earlier this year.  The xCalibur xr50 and xr75 shined.  The Spro Aruku Shad was a close second.

The only modification needed for the xr50/75 is upsizing the rear hook.  The 50 comes with a 6 in the back, the 75 a 4.

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Spro Aruku Shad

I have a box full of RatLTraps and Spots that don't get used much since I found this bait.

Holy Cow...you took the words right out of my mouth       Right on the money thumbsup3.gif

Roger

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Definetly the Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap in 1/2 and 1/4 oz. I have a variety of colors to match different forage and water conditions.

X2.

I also like the Cordell Super Spots.

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I like rat l traps, but Cordell Super Spots are a bit better. However the XPS Rattle Shads from BPS are the best of all IMO.

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Rat-l-traps and Cotton Cordell. Always swap out hooks for the next larger size regardless of weight. I have an issue with the Lucky Craft LVRs. Ever since my brother in law peirced my ear with the huge Gamakatsus on one, I can't look at them the same. He actually had to push the hook the rest of the way through because it was past the barb and cut it. That kinda hurt!!   Luckily he is a firefighter/medic and it was my ear and not my face!

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