Do you use sinkers with crankbaits?
You can alter the performance characteristics of hard baits like jerkbaits and crankbaits by adding weight to them. Most anglers are familiar with adding weight to a jerkbait to cause it to suspend, a technique that is important when fishing cold water.
What is crankbait used for?
Crankbait fishing is the technique of choice for bass anglers who need to cover water quickly and explore various depths. Today’s crankbaits come in a variety of body shapes and widths, but the lure’s bill is the key feature defining a crankbait as a shallow-, medium- or deep-diving plug.
What’s the difference between crankbait and jerkbait?
Crankbaits have a shorter, stubbier body shape, will generally only have two treble hooks while a jerkbait on the other-hand will be longer and more slender and can have up to three treble hooks.
Should I use a swivel with a crankbait?
Never use a swivel or angled snap when fishing crankbaits. This type of terminal hardware makes it more difficult to tune lures. Even worse, avoid tying crankbaits directly to the fishing line using common knots like the clinch.
How fast should I reel in a crankbait?
Using your rod tip to make the lure rise and fall over structure. Keep in mind some crankbaits will fall at the rate of 1 1/2 ft per second. This will help you count the lure down to a certain depth.
Do you need a swivel when using lures?
Not only do snaps and swivels allow you to quickly change lures, they can also enhance your bait’s action. But if you tie on the incorrect attachment for the situation at hand, you can actually hurt your chances of catching fish. The same goes with using poorly made terminal tackle.13 мая 2013 г.
How do I make my crankbait deeper?
Kneel and reel
By sticking your rod into the water while you crank, the bait dives deeper and stays on the bottom longer. That’s why a longer rod is so important. By kneeling and putting the end of my 7-10 Quantum KVD cranking rod in the water, I can get the bait another 4-5 feet deeper.18 мая 2012 г.
What is the best color crankbait?
Bluegill – My favorite color around the spawn, as long as the water is clear to the point you can see the lure at least 18 to 24 inches beneath the surface. Sexy Shad – The best color when the water has a pretty heavy or darker green tint to it, to the point of being stained, and the shad are the predominant forage.1 мая 2013 г.
What fish is like a crankbait?
From cold water species such as trout and salmon, to warm water fish like bass, pike, walleye, perch and panfish, a properly selected crankbait can often be one of the most important lures in an angler’s tackle box.
How can you tell how deep a crankbait will dive?
The first thing you will notice about crankbaits is the lip or bill on the front of each one designed to plane through the water and get the lure down in the water column. The diving depth of the lure can be roughly determined by the size of the bill; the bigger and longer, the deeper it will dive.
What colors do bass like?
The most fundamental rule is to fish brightly colored baits in dingy or muddy water and light, subtle colors in clear water. The logic here is that a bass’ visibility is hampered by silt, and colors like chartreuse, yellow and orange are easier to see than bone, pumpkinseed and smoke.
Is a jerkbait topwater?
Designed to be used primarily as a topwater bait, the Spintail can also be twitched 2-3 feet under the surface and will rise head first during the pause just like a real minnow.