The water is warming up and gamefish are in a chasing mood so now is the time to start throwing crankbaits.
The various sizes and shapes of Karl’s Amazing Crankbaits will give you the versatility to run lures at various depths and around different types of cover. Karl and team worked hard creating these seven new crankbaits that you can use for fishing in skinny water or probing the depths of your favorite fishing spot.
Karl’s Amazing Baits: Baby Boy
This shallow diver excels at tricking panfish in streams and other shallow waters. It’s square bill prevents hang-ups in cover by allowing the lure to deflect off of objects. The Baby Boy is a great lure for kids and beginners to catch a wide variety of gamefish on light tackle.
Karl’s Amazing Baits: Golden Boy
This square bill crankbait is small enough to weave through bass hideouts without hanging up and its smaller profile can trigger strikes from pressured bass that have seen plenty of larger square bills. The Golden Boy can be banged into shallow brush and logs where it can bounce off the wood cover with snagging its hooks.
Karl’s Amazing Baits: Big Boy
The Big Boy is a big bodied (2.75 inches) power fishing crankbait for deflecting off of wood, rocks and dock posts to trigger strikes from big bass. The crankbait’s wobbling action produces plenty of vibration that allows bass to hone in on the lure in stained to murky water. It should be a go-to bait any time bass are lurking in shallow cover waiting to ambush baitfish.
Karl’s Amazing Baits: Shiver Crank
The round-bill crankbait dives to moderate depths making it ideal for catching prespawn and postspawn bass that are suspended or hugging the bottom in the 5- to 10-foot depth range. The lure can be cranked at a slow pace to tempt fish suspended in the water column or cranked at a faster pace to bump the bottom to trigger strikes.
Karl’s Amazing Baits: Deep Shiver
When bass move to offshore structure, the Deep Shiver is a top choice for probing the depths. The lure’s large rounded bill drives the Deep Shiver down to bass schooli/ng on ledges, humps and deep sunken brush piles. Its lifelike swimming action mimics the baitfish bass target on offshore structure.
Karl’s Amazing Baits: Thwacker
The Thwacker works great for all of the lipless crankbait presentations the pros employ. It can be ripped through aquatic vegetation, burned over rock riprap, yo-yoed over gravel banks or ran at a steady pace along boat docks. The lure’s vibration and rattles make it an effective lure in clear or murky water.
Karl’s Amazing Baits: Wedge
The diamond-shaped bill of this crankbait works similar to a square-bill crankbait in that the Wedge’s bill causes it to deflect off of cover. The Wedge will run shallow with a slow retrieve but can dive deeper with its streamlined body when retrieved at a faster pace. The lure is ideal for running over the tops of submerged grass or diving into stumps or the branches of laydowns sitting in deeper water.
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