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Squarebill Crankbaits For Spring Bass Fishing!

Big bass and shallow water! The pre-spawn is the perfect recipe for squarebill fishing! As the big ones move up a lot of the traditional patterns fade away in favor of high-speed reaction baits. The square bill is a perfect candidate for this style of fishing and today we’re making it so easy that anyone can fish them effectively.

There are only a couple of considerations that you as the angler need to make when selecting a square bill. Pay attention to sound (or lack of sound), size, and diving depth. Once you’ve made those simple selections all that’s left to do is cover water in search of those big pre-spawn bass.
We keep color selection very simple. Ideally you’ll want to fit baits into 4 categories. Craw (red), Ghost (see-through), Reflective (Chrome or scale pattern), and white. If you have baits in these 4 categories you’re prepared for 99% of the conditions you can face on the water.

Favorite Rattling Baits…
Luhr Jensen Speed Trap:
River2Sea Biggie:
Spro Little John:

Favorite Silent Baits…
Jackall Aska:
Lucky Craft 1.5 and 2.5:
Megabass S Crank:

Favorite Magnum Squarebills…
Lucky Craft Magnum 110 (Deep Runner):
Lucky Craft Magnum 105 (Shallow Runner):
Megabass Grenade:
Strike King 8.0 & 4.0:

Matt’s Preferred Squarebill Setup…
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR:
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL 150:
Line- 20 lb MaxCuatro Braid:
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget Friendly Squarebill Setup…
Rod- Dobyns 7′ Crankbait:
Reel- Shimano Casitas 150:
Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin fluorocarbon:

Magnum Squarebill Setup…
Rod- Zodias 7’6″ Glass:
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin:

Crankbait Storage…
Plano Waterproof 3700 Deep Box:
Bass Mafia Casket 3700 Deep Box:

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Sun Mask:
Sun Shirt w/ Hood:
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 Pliers:
Favorite Split Ring Pliers:
Favorite Wire Cutters:
Favorite life jacket:
Favorite sunglasses:
Hero5 Camera:
ElectroSamson Scale:
Promar Net:

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23 thoughts on “Squarebill Crankbaits For Spring Bass Fishing!

  1. I love how he said he found that calm spot when he is there in every vid he isn’t fishing or home in

  2. Ok, a friend of mine just gave me a crap ton of squarebills !! WOOT !! But I have no friggin clue how to gauge the depth they will go. Is there any way to look at the spoon on the front and tell how deep it will dive??

  3. Great to see 100K subscriptions and hope you get many multiples of that number. Best bass fishing channel available.

  4. Congratulations on 100,000 subscribers I’ve been with you guys since around 38,000 you guys are great thanks for all the great information.

  5. Thank-you for this one… I racked up on Clack'n Rap when Gander Mnt was going out of business. Different sz & styles. I love you guys videos so educational.🐟🐟🐟

  6. If you haven’t already, put the Jackall Bling in where you throw the Speed Trap. Killer bait.

  7. I really like the Berkley Pitbull squarebill and the Berkley Warpig lipless crankbaits. Don't see a lot of people fishing them but I would suggest the to anybody.

  8. I haven't heard of the speed trap in a while. I own a few. I also find myself throwing the cotton Cordell big o a lot. Classic crank right there!

  9. Hey Matt! So I have a tournament on the 18 on Berryessa and I was wondering if square bills will work if it’s still early spring. Thank you in advance!

  10. congrats on 100k subscribers bank fishing i start with rattles then silent from the boat silent then rattles worked real good last year on roosevelt and apache

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