Why You Should Fish BIG SQUAREBILL Crankbaits

What's the deal with MAGNUM squarebills? Do they really work? Does it make a difference? Here's what we've found...

Squarbill crankbait are proven big bass producers throughout the warm months. They're also incredibly effective in the Fall as bass corral baitfish in the shallows. The magnum takes it a step further, presenting a big, easy meal that stands out from the crowd.  

The Baits...

Strike King 8.0: http://bit.ly/2dzeCUk
Megabass Grenade: http://bit.ly/2xxYM3Z
Lucky Craft SKT 105: http://bit.ly/2gdrmVv
Lucky Craft SKT 110: http://bit.ly/2yaomxB

Rods and Reels...
Rod- Dobyns 805 CB: http://bit.ly/29OVD4V
Reel- Calcutta Conquest 200: http://bit.ly/2kheVEq
Line- 20 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'6" Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 30 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Upgraded Hooks and Split Rings...
Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Owner ST-36 Treble Hooks (1/0): http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0

Magnum Crankbait Storage...
Bass Mafia Deep Box: http://bit.ly/2gGGxpa
Plano Deep Box: http://bit.ly/2xjccls


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Lipless Crankbaits: Year Round Tips To Catch Bigger Bass!

Lipless crankbaits are awesome fish catchers! Most bass fishing anglers use them as a seasonal bait but the lipless crankbait can be fished all year long. This video is going to explain more about lipless cranks than you even knew existed! 

In this video we break down two very different approaches to fishing lipless cranks. The slow, methodical approach can produce GIANT bites while the fast-burning approach covers water and locates aggressive fish. Both methods have a time and place so its important to master both. 

The Baits...

Lucky Craft LV-500: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd
Strike King Red Eye Shad: http://bit.ly/2fqX1RT
Strike King Red Eye Shad (Silent): http://bit.ly/2y48jBq
Strike King Red Eye Shad (Tungsten): http://bit.ly/2gmACC5
Lucky Craft LVR D15: Discontinued
Damiki Tremor 65: http://bit.ly/2fVt8H6
Damiki Tremor 80: http://bit.ly/2xsGsZO
Bill Lewis Rat L Trap: http://bit.ly/2gm8CjC
River2Sea Ruckus: http://bit.ly/2z7GwjD
Cotton Cordell Spot: http://bit.ly/2y3K210
Raid Level Vibe: http://bit.ly/2g2NHoK
Raid Level Vibe Big: http://bit.ly/2wHoFyu
Megabass Vibration X: http://bit.ly/2y9owr7
Evergreen ZE Lipless: http://bit.ly/2yzHKaC

Hooks and Rings...
Gamakatsu EWG Treble (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY
Owner 3x Treble (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
Owner Hyper Wire Split Rings (Size 2 and 3): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Best Rod/Reel Combo for the technique...
Rod- Loomis E6X CBR 845: http://bit.ly/2giKvEy
Reel- Shimano Curado 70 (7:1): http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 30 lb Sufix 832 Braided Line: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
Alternative Line- Seaguar AbrazX 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2aaBBDX

Related Videos...
Lipless Crankbait Tips: https://youtu.be/UeSTLDKN55c
10 lber on a Lipless Crankbait: https://youtu.be/s6HRk23S2xg
Treble Hooks Explained: https://youtu.be/H-MxhuM8eRE

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River Fishing Trophy Smallmouth On Crankbaits | How To Catch Bass In Current

Big bass are stacked up in moving water, how would you catch them? We decided on a crankbait and it was a blast! We started a feeding frenzy and the fish were lining up for their turn at the deep diving crankbait!

We were positioning our boat downstream and working the crankbaits with the current along the edges of current breaks and seams. Most of the fish ate the crankbait on the pause, resulting in hard hooksets to catch up to them on the slack line that was drifting in the current. The current was fast but the smallmouth were even faster!

There is something special about getting away from the lakes and bass fishing in creeks, streams, and rivers. Its a peaceful change of pace from our typical fishing experience. If you get a chance to get out and catch smallmouth in current be sure and do it, you won't regret it!

What were we using?

Megabass Deep X 150 Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2rWA1zt

Megabass Deep X 300 Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2sSQHpt

Strike King 6 XD Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2ery44M


Matt's Crankbait rod is a 7'6” custom model by Curt Demerath Fishing (facebook or instagram) but if you want a very similar production rod, the following is an awesome setup...

Rod- St. Croix Big Cranker (7'8” Medium Moderate): http://bit.ly/2bPOSpx

Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Hooks- Megabass Katsuage: http://bit.ly/2r9lUmI


Tim's Crankbait Setup...

Rod- Megabass Flat Side Special: http://bit.ly/2sssatO

Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL 150: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Hooks- Megabass Katsuage: http://bit.ly/2r9lUmI


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Sunglasses Used: http://bit.ly/2glE3eN

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TacticalBassin's Crankbait Fishing Buyers Guide

Crankbait fishing for bass can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. You can do everything with one crankbait rod and catch a lot of fish or you can fine tune it into a variety of baits, rods, etc... and take it to another level.  In this fishing video we break down the gear and the baits that will let you push your bass fishing to new heights.

The Holiday Buyer's guide has already been a huge success! You requested a video on crankbait gear and we're delivering. If you have other interests please let us know and we'll continue the series. The series is for fisherman but its also for your loved ones to easily find the products you're looking for. Below you'll find a list of the products mentioned in the video. Using the links provided to make your purchases supports Tacticalbassin while simplifying your shopping. 

Lipless Crankbaits...
Lucky Craft LV-500
Strike King Red Eye Shad 2-tap

Squarebill Crankbaits...
Lucky Craft RTO (on sale)
Lucky Craft BDS Series
River2Sea Biggie

Mid-depth Crankbaits...
Norman Deep Little N
6th Sense 300

Deep Diving Crankbaits...
Norman DD22
Strike King 10XD
Strike King 8XD

Crankbait Rod/Reel Combos...

Rod- Dobyns 805CB
Reel- Abu Garcia Orra Winch

Rod-Shimano 7'6" Glass
Reel- Shimano Antares