The crankbait bite is already starting! Get ahead of the bite this year instead of being the guy playing catch up! Every year the transition from post spawn to full summer pattern happens in the blink of an eye. One minute we’re talking about bed fishing, the next its all ledge fishing, crankbaits, and topwater.
Deep cranking is one of the best ways to consistently load the boat with bass during the Summer months. The bite will start now and typically run all the way into September or October depending on the lake. The key to consistently catching bass on deep cranks is to adapt size and color of the baits to changing conditions.
This year we want you to focus on fine tuning your presentations at different depths. Below is a list of baits and equipment that we personally use for this application.
Strike King 10XD Crankbait –
Strike King 8XD Crankbait –
Strike King Pro Model 6XD Crankbaits –
6th Sense Crush 500DD Crankbaits –
Duo Realis Crankbait G87 20A –
Lucky Craft 6.5 XD:
Luhr Jensen Hot Lips 3/4 oz: Source Locally
Norman Deep Little N:
Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 4 and 5):
Gamakatsu EWG (Size 2):
Owner ST-36 (Size 2, Size 1, Size 1/0):
Owner ST-35 (Tim’s Treble):
Tim’s Treble Hook Video:
Cranking Rod Combos…
10XD and Magnum Cranks combo…
Rod #1- G Loomis IMX Pro 968 CBR:
Rod #2- Dobyns Champion 805CB:
Reel #1- Shimano Chronarch MGL 6.2:1 Ratio:
Reel #2- Shimano Conquest 200 Round Reel:
Line- 15 lb AbrazX Fluorocarbon:
All-Around Combo (6XD, DD22, up to 10XD)…
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7’6″ Glass:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K 6:1 Ratio:
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832 Braid:
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen:
If the Zodias 7’6″ Glass is sold out the Curado 7’6″ Medium+ is a great alternative for an all around rod paired with the same reel/line.
Curado 7’6″ Medium+:
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Light Fishing Pants:
Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering):
Equipment We Recommend…
Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor:
Minn Kota Battery Charger:
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics:
Minn Kota Talons:
Wireless Talon Foot Switch:
Favorite Split Ring Pliers:
Favorite Wire Cutters:
Favorite life jacket:
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