any tips on crankbaits?

Jessica & Angelo

I usally fish for carp and catfish but when i do fish for bass mostly with plastic worms but sometimes i use crankbaits. I was wondering when is the best time to use a crankbait like the season and the time of day? Just last week i caught 2 bass but to diffrent days one day it was raining and the other was sunny useing the same one. Can anyone help with maybe colorations and depths, etc....? Thank you

Posted by Jessica & Angelo Elite Member created over 7 years ago - last updated over 7 years ago
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Brandon Mabrey

you can use a crank bait anytime of the year, we always have the best results in early spring when the water is still cold, once the water warms up we usually start using soft plastics and jigs spinners etc.....

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Jessica & Angelo

thank you. and how about when the fall kick's in? does the colorations have alot to do with it with the season?

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Brandon Mabrey

same thing in the fall when the water starts getting chilly, I dont think so on the color as much as the size of your lure a bass knows that a crawdad or a lizard offspring is not gonna be 6 inches long in march so using stuff a lil smaller like 4 inch lizards instead of 6 inch and so on is a good idea makes them think that they are this years critters that would make for a quick easy meal since there not very active and I think thats why the cranker works so well because you can find the depth the bass are suspended at in the warmer parts of the water and slow crank it past them to get a strike......

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Dennis Huskins

I also think that suspended crankbaits work very well in the early winter and early spring. In cold water, that move and stop dead and suspend, can elicit a strike when they are to cold to chase other bait.

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Jessica & Angelo

thanks..

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Henry V

Coloration depends on the forage they are chasing. If they are eating Shad, then go with Shad colors, etc. But there is one color for all seasons - Yellow Perch. All game fish hate yellow perch because the perch steal their eggs and eat their young. A Rapala in Yellow Perch colors is one of the most reliable crankbaits ever made.

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