Forgotten Crankbaits For Fall Bass

When every one else is throwing squarebill crankbaits and ultra deep divers you can catch a ton of fish on mid-sized cranks. They work in a variety of conditions that other cranks don't and virtually no one throws them. Give them a try this Fall and you might be surprised how many bass you can catch!

What is a mid-sized crankbait? Most have a short, rounded bill and wider body. The baits are typically designed to reach depths of 7-12 feet and come equipped with size 6 trebles. They "match the hatch" with a variety of baitfish nationwide and are bit much more readily than larger deep diving crankbaits.

Below is a breakdown of the baits we have confidence in, gear we use, and the upgraded hardware that we use when finesse cranking these mid-sized baits.


Normal Deep Baby N:

Spro Rock Crawler:

Teckel Drunker:

Strike King 3XD:

Fat Free Shad 3/8 oz:

Bomber 5A:

Bomber 4A:

Jackall Jaco:

Megabass Deep X 150:

Upgraded Hardware...

Split Rings- Owner Hyperwire Size 2:

Hook- Gamakatsu EWG Size 6:

Hook- Owner ST-36 Size 6:

Matt's Crankbait Combo...

Rod- IMX Pro 843 CBR:

Reel- Shimano Aldebaran MGL 50:

Line- Sunline Assassin 12 lb:

Budget Crankbait Combo...

Rod- Dobyns Colt 7' Med/Heavy Crankbait:

Reel- Daiwa CR 80:

Line- 10 lb Maxima Ultragreen:


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