Super User scaleface Posted January 8, 2017 Super User Share Posted January 8, 2017 When i started to get serious into bass fishing , in the 70's , I did a lot of cranking but was not good at it .I then discovered the Texas rig and I was good at that . I became a worm and jig addict. For about thirty years that was my specialty .I still fished cranks and other lures but the Texas Rig was the lure I relied upon daily .About six years ago I found two identical Rogers Big Jims at an antique store . 1/4 ounce silent version , bluegill colored .One day I tried one and noticed there wasnt a lot of action to it and it hunted a lot . I started catching a lot of fish on it and quite a few big ones . My interest in cranking was piqued . That lure was lost in a tree but the second one had the same hunting action . For the past six years I have caught more fish on crankbaits than anything . I've been cranking deeper and deeper . Often I feel the fish miss the lure . The vibration changes from the water disturbance caused by the bass .My uncle doesnt believe me when I tell him a fish just missed my bait and he laughs .All those years of fishing " feel " baits translate well into other catergories and he simply doesnt have the feel and cant comprehend it . I have my favorites for now, from fishing one to about eighteen foot deep . The Red Eyed Shad has become a favorite fished deep . It does wiggle on the drop and when fished from a jon boat can be heard as it falls through the water . Often the hit itself can be heard but not felt . I started a couple of threads trying to get info on how deep all the different crankbaits dive but have had very little response . I'm guessing most people dont know how deep their baits are actually diving . I will keep evolving as a cranker , become more knowledgeable about the different baits . Its been quite the turn-around in fishing style . 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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