When to fish
baits. Lipless crankbaits excel when bass relate to shallow water. Thus, Spring and Fall are the best times to toss a lipless crank. This bait’s tight wobble makes it perfect for cool water, and a lipless crank’s wheelhouse is between 45 and 60 degree water temperature.
How deep will a lipless crankbait dive?
Fishing with a Lipless Crankbait Because of their buoyancy and sinking action, lipless crankbaits can be fished in
up to 20 feet or more , although most seasoned anglers will tell you they have better luck in depths of 10 feet or less.
What are lipless crankbaits good for?
A slow-rolling presentation is a great one for prespawn bass. In the summer, when aquatic grasses are most abundant and fully formed, lipless crankbaits are great for ripping atop and along the edges of grass They can be cast a
and burned back to the boat, which is popular in the fall.
What’s the difference between a crankbait and a jerkbait?
Crankbaits are generally shorter and fatter, while jerkbaits are slender and longer Jerkbaits mostly have three treble hooks, while crankbaits have two. The most common types of bills for both jerkbaits and crankbaits include square bills, diamond-shaped bills, and rounded bills.
Can you troll a lipless crankbait?
Although trolling lipless crankbaits has its origins in Florida, there is no question that trolling the
is effective in all bass waters everywhere Anywhere bass scatter in weedy or brushy shallows to feed, or station to ambush prey, may be prime lipless lure trolling water.
What size lipless crankbait should I use?
Most serious bass fishermen prefer the 1/2-ounce size for the majority of their fishing. If the water is particularly clear or the forage small, go with smaller lures. For muddy water or when fish are feeding on large baitfish, 3/4 or even one-ounce versions can be effective.
best gear ratio
for lipless crankbaits?
To get the most out of fishing crankbait you’ll probably want a quality high speed reel. For most anglers, something with a 6.1:1 ratio is best. This is the ratio used to explain how much the spool turns when you turn the handle. In this case, every time you spin that handle once, the spool turns 6.1 times.
What is the best lipless crankbait?
- Best for Burning: Berkley Warpig.
- Best for Generating Bites on the Fall: Strike King Red Eye Shad.
- Best Suspending: IMA Suspending Vibration.
- Best Magnum: Imakatsu Magnum Gillsonic.
- Best Floating: Floating Rat-L-Trap.
- Best Budget: Cordell Super Spot.
Should a crankbait float?
If you find a crankbait that has a “lip” or plastic piece coming from its nose, it’s going to float This is universal, as the only reason for a plastic bill coming from it’s nose is to make it dive to the correct depth. So for it to work, it has to naturally float at first.
What is the best color crankbait?
Whites, silvers, and anything flashy that resembles a shad works wonders when it comes to crankbait fishing. It is always a good idea to have several shad-pattern crankbaits ready to go. Bright shad patterns like white excel in both clear and dirty water, and the more translucent shades are best for ultra-clear water.
Do crankbaits have to hit bottom?
Since wide wobbling crankbaits best imitate crawfish, you should crank your plug down to the bottom to deflect it off the rocks Retrieving a thin-sided crankbait at high speeds triggers strikes from prespawn bass on clear-water lakes when the water temperature rises into the low 50s.
Do you use weights with crankbaits?
The answer is no. There is no need to use a weight or anything else with a crankbait Just tie it on to the end of your line and you’re good to go!.
How fast do you reel a crankbait?
A large spool picks up more line per turn that a small spool. The same thing is true if your spool is full or half empty. Everything works together. The correct speed of any crankbait reel is 21 inches of line pick-up per turn of the reel handle.
How far behind the boat should I troll?
Bait Position and Distance Behind Boat Proper distance for most boats will be anywhere from 20 feet to 150 feet behind your boat. Whether you have inboard diesel or outboard gas engines, your power dictates the distance you troll your baits and lures.