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i have very little crankbait experience, and i have been wanting to get into it. what are some suggestions you can give me on techniques and some good crankbaits that i should buy to start my crankbaitin career?

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most of the time i just reel them in, and other times i will reel in and then kill them right near some cover or a point. here aresome articles that might help you out.

http://www.bassresource.com/fishing/crankbait_fishing.html

http://www.bassresource.com/fishing/crankbait_bass_fishing.html

http://www.bassresource.com/fish/crankbaits.html

http://www.bassresource.com/fishing/Rat-L-Traps.html

http://www.bassresource.com/fishing/rattle_trap.html

http://www.bassresource.com/fishing/lipless_crankbaits.html

Bass Resource offers tons of articles on pretty much every bass question you've ever had! There is a lot of work put into it for us so make sure you take advantage of what is available.

Good Luck

Hawg Fan

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your career pssh lol i like the

wiggle wart as you know lol

o and if u need some techniques on how to use it just look at the thread right near this one with bill dance's amazing insight lol ;D ;D ;D ;D he is such a genius

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In the words of Bill Dance:

If the water is shallow, use a shallow running crank.

If the water is medium depth, use a medium running crank.

If the water is deep, use a deep diving crank.

And my own addition to that:

If the water is frozen over, everything is a topwater.

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If you want immediate success, tie on a Bandit 100 (my favorite color is called Taco Salad) and chuck it up against any structure - rocks, a steep bank, or wood.  Don't be afraid to hang it up, you'll lose one or two every so often.  When you bounce a crank off a rock, you'll lose some paint, but get some very vicious strikes.  Once you get the hang of a bandit, move up to a square lipped Bagley bait, more expensive, but better.  Watch the bagleys around the rocks though, they get torn up very easily...

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Some of the best crankbait threads we 've had were written by Chris, I 'd check them if I were you.

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Good cranks to buy would definately be some BIG M's you can find him in the tackle making section. I have to say he is definately one of the nicest people I have met.

                     -searoach

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I am partial to Storm Wiggle Warts in their various crawdad patterns.

I also like Bomber Model A's and Fat A's.  They just seem to be very versatile and draw strikes.

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I am partial to Storm Wiggle Warts in their various crawdad patterns.

I also like Bomber Model A's and Fat A's. They just seem to be very versatile and draw strikes.

x2 :) :)

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In the words of Bill Dance:

If the water is shallow, use a shallow running crank.

If the water is medium depth, use a medium running crank.

If the water is deep, use a deep diving crank.

And my own addition to that:

If the water is frozen over, everything is a topwater.

that there is the John Madden of fishing... "now on this cast I will either catch a fish, or I won't."

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I use Rapalas. They are balsa wood so they float up. When I hit a weed or a rock I pause and let the lure float up off the cover. Then I crank back down until I hit the cover again. I had very good sucess doing this last fall in thick weeds using a DT4. Good luck!

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