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Old 12-19-05, 06:30 PM   #1
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I am going to try to mostly catch my majority of fish on crankbaits ( other hard baits to) this year. I am going to stock up this spring... Anywho, on to the question... i am looking for good cranks at a good price ( like 4 or 5 bucks), i have the summer patterns figures out i just cant figure out spring and fall. what cranks do u guys like for spring and fall? Thanks

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Old 12-19-05, 09:33 PM   #2
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Shad raps, wiggle warts, thundercranks, Hot Nītots, bandits are good affordable baits.
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Old 12-19-05, 11:20 PM   #3
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Yep. So are Bandit and Strike King. In the spring I like crawfish colors and the fall shad colors.
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Rapala's DT series, floating and sinking minnows also fit that price range. They are also excellent too.
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Old 12-20-05, 07:53 AM   #5
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Old 12-20-05, 06:48 PM   #6
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spring i use a speed trap and a jointed rapala in green craw.

fall shad color is the way to go in clear water.


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Old 12-21-05, 05:09 PM   #7
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It is good to just use one lure until you master that type lure or technique. Haveing said that ,why would ypu say" I am going to rebuild my motor but I am on;ly going to use a hammer". Why limit yourself to one type bait ? Fish2win
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Old 12-21-05, 05:27 PM   #8
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zooker,
whats the advantage to the speed trap and what color ya like in spring?
crawdad red?
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Old 12-21-05, 06:49 PM   #9
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the speed trap is just the name not how you work it. it is a square billed 5-8 foot diver really wide bounce to this bait. catch a bunch of fish on it during the fall i like the white with orange belly.

in the spring my favorite color is green craw...very rarely do i throw a red bait of any kind...

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Old 12-21-05, 08:45 PM   #10
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Got to have shadraps. I prefer shallow runners, size 7 or 8, in 10 feet or less. I use these year round, but especially have success with them in spring and fall.
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I would try a variety of crankbaits ... get a couple different types and see how they work for you. Some shallow divers, some deep divers, suspending, floaters, jointed etc. I like Matzuo, Yo-Zuri and Rapala. I have some Lucky Craft, Megabass and other lures too, but I don't like those as much.
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Old 12-26-05, 12:08 PM   #12
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Save up some money and get yourself an LV flat crankbait. You can get a small one, a 200 series or a 500 series. There are a few others, but the 200 is my favorite. Try the American Shad .They do catch fish, better than any other flat crank than I'v seen (I.E. Rat-l-traps, speed traps etc..) Sorry Zook.
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Old 12-26-05, 12:59 PM   #13
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umm speed trap is a LIPPED crankbait bassnman. i own several lucky craft lv baits. just have had VERY limited results on them..they are a good bait just not a fish catching machine ya think they would be specilly for the price..
the hooks are the best you can get though..

besides who here except YOU bassnman can afford a 100 lucky craft??

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in spring,i use crankbaits when i know the main forage is crawfish.i stick with red colors because down here in the south the waters warmer and the warm water crawfish have a redish color.zook,you are up north so this time of year the the water there is generally colder so the crawfish take a more greenish hue.during the spawn and post spawn i am not using cranks often,more during pre-spawn and a little in spawn.but rarely in post.i like carolina-rigging big lizards and working them on the beds during post spawn.
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