Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
FishinDaddy

Carolina Cranking?

Recommended Posts

I read an article on using a heavy weight, swivel, long leader and shallow floating crank to work offshore structure slowly.  Sounds like it would work.  Has anyone had any success with this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't used a crank but have used an original rapala and a yo-zuri crystal minnow. This works better if you weight the rear end slightly to make it float horizontally instead of nose down.Guess what I'll be doing when I get the bass resource lure relay lure ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've done it before and had some luck. It was down in about 45 feet of water and with a 1/2 ounce carolina rig. 1st cast caught a 3 lber. Haven't thrown it all that much though, once or twice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.............

And use a square billed....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My first bass was caught this way when I first started fishing. My first lure was a size 5 Rapala floating minnow and back then I was greener than a dollar bill.  I was trying to figure out how to cast it farther (being shorebound) so I put a weight in front and attached the lure to about a 20" leader.

It wasn't until I started learning more about bass fishing that what I devised was in essence a Carolina rig. It works, no doubt.

X2 on the Shhhhhh. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Size 5 and 7 floating rapala minnows work great for this...  expect some fouled casts.  I wild roundhouse/side arm type cast will usually go w/o fouling... just takes a little getting used to.

Also if you have bluff banks- you can parallel them with this and set it on the different ledges.  You can really catch a lot of fish with this technique, if you get near a school.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe a version of this rig is our Administrator's "Secret Weapon!"

8-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i does work, i sorta did the same thing except i used those crimp type bullet weights bout 15-20" in front of a Mann's baby minus crank. i like that crank alot but i wanted it to go deeper cause i was fishing amistad that's why i tried that. then if i wanted to go shallow i just removed the weights. it worked for me in the summer.. :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I employ an old striper fishermens trick.

I use the old hell bender to get my cranks down deeper.    

Remove the hooks from the old hellbender and replace the front hook with egg sinker, experiement for the best weight set up as to what your trailing with.     Place leader on the back hook with spoon tied on the back.   This is something striperfishermen like to do when trolling.   But works well if you can make long casts, and thats not a problem with my long cranking rods.

   Best way I know of getting a bait down deep and very successfull rig.    

   Your hellbender will get alot of hits, but that spoon trailing will get the job done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it works well with lipless cranks too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×