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My number one go to crank bait for bass
Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2020
I prefer jointed crankbait while my father swears by solid, but we both run versions of the classic 7 size Rapala as the first thing we tie to our lines. It's just a proven fish getter. I have tried several colors but the basic shad just flat out works- largemouth and smallmouth, as well as the occasional pickerel, perch, even carp will jump on these.
Jointed allows me to make a super slow retrieve while still creating a ton of movement in the water. They also work as jerk bait, but float instead of suspend. The finish on all the ones I've owned has been durable even when bounced off rocks and retrieved from trees.
They even work as a poor man's trolling bait. I just throw one off the boat then drive barely above idle to let the boat do the cranking. More often than not, I'll get a deep lurker doing that.
You just can't argue with success. I keep these in just a couple colors but they've all put fish in my boat.