Which deep diving crankbaits work the best? Tim and Matt went through all of their favorites and picked out the top 8 baits that are worth your time this year. If these baits could tell the stories of the fish they've produced for us, you'd want to fish them all!
It was difficult to just select 8 baits, especially from such a broad category. Crankbait fishing can be so diverse and a deep diving crankbait can be used in so many applications. From dredging the depths with an oversized bait to ticking shallow rock with a mid-diver, the opportunities are endless.
In this video we are primarily covering the baits but below you'll find a breakdown that includes of some of the rods and reels we use for the technique. Also, hook selection is KEY to crankbait success so we will include those as well.
The Top Baits...
Megabass Deep X 300: http://bit.ly/2sSQHpt
Strike King 10XD: http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0
Strike King 6XD (Rattling): http://bit.ly/2ery44M
Strike King 6XD (Silent): http://bit.ly/2TcuSyi
Norman DD22: http://bit.ly/2LKB37w
River2Sea Goon: http://bit.ly/2AnvmMg
Megabass Deep Six: http://bit.ly/2A3clKP
Strike King 3XD: http://bit.ly/2oSMj8s
Spro Rock Crawler: http://bit.ly/2NFPA5t
Baits that almost made the cut...
6th Sense Cloud 9 C25: http://bit.ly/2BQ4uDs
Azuma Z Boss 24: http://bit.ly/2poLKUC
Berkley Dredger 25.5: http://bit.ly/2I8xOcA
Norman Deep Baby N: http://bit.ly/2O9CAcu
Teckel USA Drunker: http://bit.ly/2xryClV
Strike King 5XD: http://bit.ly/29Xk9Tr
Lucky Craft Classical Leader DR: http://bit.ly/2zKkhlV
Preferred Colors Include Ghost Minnow, Sexy Shad, Chartreuse Shad, and Red Craw.
Hooks and Split Ring Upgrades...
-Oversized Crankbait Hook- Owner ST-36 Size 1/0: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
-Standard Deep Diver Hook- Gamakatsu EWG Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY
-Finesse Crankbait Hook- Owner ST-56 Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
-Hyperwire Split Rings Size 3 and 4: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Big Crankbait Combo…
Rod- Dobyns Champion 805 CB: http://bit.ly/29OVD4V
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 17 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
Small Crankbait Combo…
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro Crankbait 845: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
Other great rods from various brands...
Shimano Zodias 7'6" Medium Heavy Glass: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Daiwa Tatula XT 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2FXhNpO
St. Croix Big Cranker 7'8" Medium Heavy Moderate: http://bit.ly/2Ap51x5
Cashion Elite Crankbait 7'3" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2RxwocQ
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