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I plan on fishing square billed crankbaits this year. I want to bounce them of stumps and submerged wood. What type of line do you suggest using?

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What ever line you feel comfortable with. It's not a light line technique IMHO. Personaly I use braid, usually 30, sometimes 20, sometimes 50. Before I used braid, I used 15lb Trilene Big Game mono, 20 if I had to keep them real shallow.

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I personally am not a fan of braid for cranking. It sounds to me like 12 or 15lb P-line cxx is just what you're looking for.

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20 or 30lb braid for all my cranking.

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12# P-Line CXX.

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12# P-Line CXX.

x2. Actually I use 10# most of the time because it is so strong and abrasion resistant. I tend to go lighter than most when fishing mono though.

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I just happen to have 12# on the rod I use for shallow cranks. 10# is probably easier to manage, and will work fine, too.

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Go flurocarbon...if you are fishing around stumps or you want to keep the lure higher in the water column, than fish 20 lb test. If you want them to run a little deeper and are fishing sparser cover than go down to 12-15 lb. However square bills do excel around wood, so maybe compromise and call it 17 lb if you only want to choose one line :)

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14lb Sunline FC Sniper

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I am using 20lb Sunline FC Sniper. All of my squarebill fishing is around wood and I have had no issues so far.

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What ever line you feel comfortable with. It's not a light line technique IMHO. Personaly I use braid, usually 30, sometimes 20, sometimes 50. Before I used braid, I used 15lb Trilene Big Game mono, 20 if I had to keep them real shallow.

^^ This. Except I usually use 12#.

Tom

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You can use any line your comfortable with. I use 8 lb flouro or mono and have never had a single problem. Plus with lighter line you can get the crankbait a little deeper then with heavier line.

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15lb Pline CXX or 14lb McCoy Mean Green, I like the copolymer for square bills. Braid is too unforgiving and cost me some fish by taking it away on the strike. Those two also hold up to being banged around the cover pretty well.

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Guess I am a light-line guy. I use 10# mono for almost all of my crankbaits, including square bills. Never had a problem.

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