Going fishing? You’re going to want to take some crankbait. These types of lures are used specifically for bass, for covering long distances in the water or going through different depths. We’ve put together a handy crankbait buying guide to help you choose the best bait for your fishing trip. But first, here are some things you should look for when shopping for your lures. Afterward, check out our top ten crankbait varieties. There won’t be one that gets away!
Pieces: Most baits come in multipacks, so always make sure you know how many come in the selection you’re buying. Buying a pack with more than one lure is usually a better value than buying a single pack.
Size: Bigger lures are obviously meant to catch bigger fish. Crankbait is especially meant to entice fish with the way it moves in the water, so you want to target the size of fish you want to catch.
Material: Lures are usually made of either high-density plastic or wood. They are painted to look like fish, and the material depends on how the bait is meant to move. Plastic is often weighted to get a certain look.
3D Eyes: This is a step towards fooling the bigger fish you want to catch. 3D eyes add another dimension of believability to the lures and make fish more likely to bite. The shinier the lure the better the catch!
Weight: Again, the weight of the crankbait determines how it will move. Some baits are weighted to make them twitch around a certain way in the water. Heavier lures will also go further and deeper when you cast them.
Treble Hooks: Treble hooks are tough hooks that latch onto the fishes’ jaws and won’t let go. These hooks are usually made of high-quality steel and barbed at the end to help you catch your trophy fish.
Now that you know what to look for, check out our top ten choices for the best crankbait on the market. If you’ve got a pole in the water, check out our top pick and budget pick first! They are the best of the best for function and price. But read to the end of the list between bites, because all of these crankbait options are unique and effective. Get your best crankbait rod ready, because might find your perfect bait!
Article last updated on:
June 4, 2019