With all the Crankbaits on the market how do you know which ones to try? Should you buy them all? Of course not! We recommend a handful of PROVEN crankbaits in this video that will load the boat with bass the next time your deep diving crankbait bite turns out!
Strike King 6XD:
Strike King 5XD:
Norman Deep Little N:
Megabass Deep Six:
Megabass Deep X-300:
Strike King 10XD:
Luhr Jensen Hot Lips: Source Locally
Most Universal Crankbait Setup…
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7’6″ Moderate:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K:
Line- 15 lb Sunline Fluoro:
Budget Friendly Crankbait Setup…
Rod- Dobyns Fury 705CB:
Reel- Shimano Casitas 150:
Line- 15 lb AbrazX:
Let’s head down the rabbit hole… these are actual Crankbait rods that we use for various applications. We own a variety of brands when it comes to crankbait fishing so if you’re looking for feedback on a specific model feel free to ask us in the comments.
10XD- Dobyns 805CB:
6XD to 10XD- Shimano Zodias 7’6″:
5XD to DD22- Shimano Curado 7’4″ Medium:
Deep Six- St. Croix 7’8″ Moderate Big Cranker:
Deep X 300- G Loomis 845 CBR:
A Reel you might not expect to hear about as a “crankbait reel” is the
Shimano Aldeberan. Matt’s swears its the best crankbait reel he’s ever used for “finesse cranking”. It works unbelievably well for square bills, mid-depth cranks, Deep X 300’s, and more. The casting distance and smooth retrieve is 2nd to none.
Bass Mafia Crankbait Coffin:
Plano Waterproof Deep Box:
Crankbait Hardware Upgrades…
Owner Hyperwire Split Rings:
Owner ST-56 3X Treble:
Owner ST-35 Short Shank Treble:
Gamakatsu EWG Treble:
Here’s what we wear…
Tacticalbassin Gear (Hats, Hoodies, Sunshirts): Email Tacticalbassinapparel@gmail.com for details.
Sun Shirt w/ Hood:
Light Fishing Pants:
Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering):
Anhydrous Rain Jacket:
Anhydrous Rain Bib:
Equipment We Recommend…
Favorite Split Ring Pliers:
Favorite Wire Cutters:
Favorite life jacket:
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