Everyone has a favorite bass fishing lure, but let’s explore the wealth of lures available. If you had only one lure to use in your next tournament season, what would it be? Would you choose a worm, spinnerbait, topwater, or something else? They all have advantages and disadvantages at certain times of the year.
If I could only choose one, it would have to be a crankbait. It’s not my favorite way to fish, but for tournaments I strongly believe that it is the most versatile and productive of all lures.
The crankbait can be fished anywhere. You can fish it on top, everywhere in between and all the way to the bottom. You can even add weight to make them suspend. if you’re fishing heavy cover with a crankbait with a large bill, the bill will act as a guard for the hooks. This is especially true if you’ll cut off the bottom hook on the treble, which also makes it weedless.
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