Squarebill Crankbait Buyer's Guide - Top Baits For Every Season

The Buyer's Guide continues with a look at this year's best squarebill crankbaits. We start with our favorites and quickly branch into some of the hottest new baits of the year. Whether you're trying to fish ultra shallow, bounce the top of a ledge, or just gain confidence in shallow cranks, this video will help you simplify your fishing.

The purpose of the buyer's guide series is to make it easier for you and your loved ones to shop this holiday season. We keep these videos simple and focus on key baits that work from coast to coast. With all of the new crankbaits hitting the market every year its difficult for the average angler to keep up with the trends.

Below is a breakdown of our top confidence baits. We'll follow that up with a handful of new offerings that are worth checking and then wrap it up with our rods, reel, and terminal tackle selections.

Top Baits...

Lucky Craft 1.5 and 2.5 Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2BGxKPa

Top colors: American Shad, Citrus Citrus, Gizzard Shad

River2Sea Biggie Poppa: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo

Top Colors: Cold Blooded, Abalone Shad, Gizzard Shad, TS Minnow

6th Sense Crush Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2HbaCGT

Top Colors: 4K Shad, Bluegill Fire, Chrome Treuse Shad, Shad Scales

Lucky Craft Classical Leader: http://bit.ly/2zKkhlV

Top Colors: Ayu, Craw, Wakasagi

Lucky Craft Moonsault: http://bit.ly/2SGSMk2

Top Colors: Aurora Ghost Black, Ghost Minnow, Striped Shad, Wakasagi

Megabass Sonic Side: http://bit.ly/2PxtPWo

Top Colors: MB Gizzard, PM Ghost Shiner, Secret Gill

Teckel Drunker: http://bit.ly/2xryClV

Top Colors: Molting Craw, Phantom Green Craw, Phantom Red Craw

Strike King 1.5: http://bit.ly/2LlCEQX

Top Colors: Clear Water Minnow, Sexy Shad, Summer Sexy Shad

Hook and Split Ring Upgrades...

Owner ST-56 Treble (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

Gamakatsu EWG Treble (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2DCOlmV

Owner Hyperwire Size 3 Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Favorite Squarebill Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

Reel- Curado 150 DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

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

Other Budget Friendly Squarebill Rods...

G Loomis E6X 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2G5Bc86

Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Heavy Cranking: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Shimano Curado 7' Medium Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2E9gktQ


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Which SquareBill Crankbaits Are Worth The Money? | Holiday Buyer's Guide

Wondering which Crankbaits to try? The Squarebill crankbaits in this video are PROVEN fish catchers! From silent to extra loud rattles, we've got you covered. 

Squarebill crankbaits allow anglers to draw aggressive reaction strikes in ultra-shallow water. They draw bites even when bass are lethargic but shine when baitfish move shallow and the bass become active. By choosing baits that reach a variety of diving depths you can effectively fish the water column very quickly. 

We keep colors extremely simple. We typically buy a "ghost" color, a "white" color, a red/"Craw" color and a "reflective" color in each bait that we want to try. 

The Baits...
Strike King 1.5: http://bit.ly/2gxITSN
Speed Trap: http://bit.ly/2fyC098
Lucky Craft BDS: http://bit.ly/2blTVwI
Lucky Craft RTO: http://bit.ly/2dj4myf
Lucky Craft 1.5: http://bit.ly/2vmq67T
River2Sea Biggie: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo
Jackall Aska: http://bit.ly/2duancx
Spro Little John: http://bit.ly/2dDfuqt
Megabass S-Crank: http://bit.ly/2dPdTxb

Hardware Upgrades for Squarebills...
Owner Hyperwire Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Matt's Preferred Hook Upgrade: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY
Tim's Preferred Hook Upgrade: http://bit.ly/2g8uCMj
BIG FISH Hook Upgrade: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
Hook Protectors: http://bit.ly/2lj89Ui

Tim's Squarebill Setup...
Rod- Megabass Flat Side Special: http://bit.ly/2sssatO
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 20 lb Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Sunline fluoro 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Matt's Squarebill Setup...
Rod- G Loomis 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2giKvEy
Reel- Curado 70 8:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 12 lb Sunline Fluoro: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget Crankbait Setup...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7' Med/Hvy Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- Maxcuatro 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader-12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

High-End Crankbait Setup...
Rod- Shimano Expride A 7' Med Glass: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Aldebaran 50 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 12 lb Sunline Fluoro: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Crankbait Storage...
Plano Deep Waterproof Box: http://bit.ly/2xjccls
Bass Mafia Deep Waterproof Box: http://bit.ly/2w4i4QJ

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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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Squarebill Crankbaits: Tips, Tricks, Colors, and Bait Differences

Why are there are so many different crankbaits on the market? We explain when to use each style and color in a way that is really simple to apply to your fishing. Squarebill crankbaits are awesome baits for catching bass in the Fall and with these tips you'll begin covering water more efficiently than ever before. 

Knowing when to use each style of bait can be very confusing. Tim quickly explains the differences between the 4 baits he recommends throwing this Fall. He also has a simple approach to color selection and some great tips on gear, retrieves, and more. 

Gear Used...

River2Sea Biggie: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo
Lucky Craft BDS 3: http://bit.ly/2blTVwI
Lucky Craft RTO: http://bit.ly/2dj4myf
Strike King KVD HC: http://bit.ly/2gxITSN

Baits that Matt will discuss in a future video...

Megabass S-Crank: http://bit.ly/2dPdTxb
Jackall Aska 60: http://bit.ly/2duancx
Luhr Jensen Speed Trap: http://bit.ly/2fyC098

Hook Upgrades...

Owner ST-36: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
Gamakatsu EWG: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY
Owner ST-35: http://bit.ly/2g8uCMj
Mustad KVD Triple Grip Short Shank: http://bit.ly/2wSxIRz
Hyperwire Split Rings (Black): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Dobyns 704cb: http://bit.ly/29OVD4V
Megabass Flat Side Special Levante: http://bit.ly/2sssatO
Megabass 110 Special Destroyer: http://bit.ly/2wVOSbY

Shimano Curado 70: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Abu Garcia REVO MGX: http://bit.ly/2hen4eR

Sunline Assassin Fluorocarbon (10-15 lb): http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
Power Pro MaxCuatro (20-30 lb): http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

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Sun Mask: http://bit.ly/2vgSsh4
Sun Shirt w/ Hood: http://bit.ly/2vgTOst
Light Fishing Pants: http://bit.ly/2foDx10

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