Deep Crankbait Tips For Summer Bass Fishing!



The crankbait bite is already starting! Get ahead of the bite this year instead of being the guy playing catch up! Every year the transition from post spawn to full summer pattern happens in the blink of an eye. One minute we’re talking about bed fishing, the next its all ledge fishing, crankbaits, and topwater.

Deep cranking is one of the best ways to consistently load the boat with bass during the Summer months. The bite will start now and typically run all the way into September or October depending on the lake. The key to consistently catching bass on deep cranks is to adapt size and color of the baits to changing conditions.

This year we want you to focus on fine tuning your presentations at different depths. Below is a list of baits and equipment that we personally use for this application.

The Baits…
Strike King 10XD Crankbait – http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0
Strike King 8XD Crankbait – http://bit.ly/2hd7DBg
Strike King Pro Model 6XD Crankbaits – http://bit.ly/2ery44M
6th Sense Crush 500DD Crankbaits – http://bit.ly/2J8DzHr
Duo Realis Crankbait G87 20A – http://bit.ly/2Jh4ktg
Lucky Craft 6.5 XD: http://bit.ly/2JdaDOy
Luhr Jensen Hot Lips 3/4 oz: Source Locally
Norman DD22: http://bit.ly/2aMn5V5
Norman DD14: http://bit.ly/2J7meyG
Norman Deep Little N: http://bit.ly/2acSLUd

Hardware Upgrades…
Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 4 and 5): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Gamakatsu EWG (Size 2): http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY
Owner ST-36 (Size 2, Size 1, Size 1/0): http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
Owner ST-35 (Tim’s Treble): http://bit.ly/2g8uCMj

Related Videos…
Tim’s Treble Hook Video: https://youtu.be/24pywrB70DM

Cranking Rod Combos…

10XD and Magnum Cranks combo…

Rod #1- G Loomis IMX Pro 968 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK
Rod #2- Dobyns Champion 805CB: http://bit.ly/29OVD4V
Reel #1- Shimano Chronarch MGL 6.2:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Reel #2- Shimano Conquest 200 Round Reel: http://bit.ly/2kheVEq
Line- 15 lb AbrazX Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2aaBBDX

All-Around Combo (6XD, DD22, up to 10XD)…

Rod- Shimano Zodias 7’6″ Glass: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K 6:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832 Braid: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

If the Zodias 7’6″ Glass is sold out the Curado 7’6″ Medium+ is a great alternative for an all around rod paired with the same reel/line.

Curado 7’6″ Medium+: http://bit.ly/2zCjAtd
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Equipment We Recommend…

Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW
Minn Kota Battery Charger: http://bit.ly/2vcrbjA
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2
Minn Kota Talons: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP
Wireless Talon Foot Switch: http://bit.ly/2w3LfDC

Favorite Pliers: http://bit.ly/2tfxFvw
Favorite Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0
Favorite Wire Cutters: http://bit.ly/2soB34k
Favorite life jacket: http://bit.ly/2odXXIP
Favorite sunglasses: http://bit.ly/2glE3eN
Hero5 Camera: http://bit.ly/2iwZqqU
ElectroSamson Scale: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9
Promar Net: http://bit.ly/2dh9xQP
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