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Best shallow running crankbait?

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Guys, what should I pick up from the store in a shallow crankbait? I want something that runs just a foot or two deep for running through a cove.

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Bomber Square A

Norman Fat Boy

Mann's -1

For a bigger profile and just a bit deeper, Bagley BII

8-)

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Cool- thanks for some ideas guys- I need something for shallow areas- it really hurts my feelings to lose a 6 dollar crank because it drug bottom and grabbed a limb. I'd probably use crankbaits more often if not for that...

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Guys, what should I pick up from the store in a shallow crankbait? I want something that runs just a foot or two deep for running through a cove.

The best and cheapest is the Bandit series.

The Bandit Footloose runs 0-1 feet.

The Bandit 100 runs 0-4 feet.

Both baits are amazing for their $4 price tag.  

Only thing better in my opinion is the Bagley squarelipped Bs (B1, 2, &3) or the Bagley Bulgin Bs (also in 1,2,&3 sizes), but they will cost you more than $6...

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Manns -1 works great for me, it consistenly puts bass in the live well.

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h2o express crankbaits from academy outdoors.

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Hi nralover, I would suggest the Bandit 100 in Natural Goby, or if you go to basspro get the micro tourney special.

bassongoby2.jpgbigbass.jpgbigcrappie.jpgbassoncrank4.jpgmicrocrank3.jpg

You caught a crappie on one? Sweet:)

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My two favorites are:

1- Bomber Square A

2- Norman Mad N

Falcon

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ditto on the bandit 100 im partial to the rootbeer and various craw schemes. i feel it is a better crawfish/bluegill imitator

when theyre eating the shad you cannot go wrong with the speed trap. chrome blue or rootbeer (its actually different than bandits rootbeer) and ive just started using a color called wedgy with good results

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I ended up grabbing a couple Mann's -1's in a firetiger type pattern. I figure it will do for a bluegill type color. That seems to be the main forage in this little lake I live near...

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