We’re going to talk just a little bit about crankbaits that’s something that’s becoming more and more popular with more and more applications, I think, than ever before we have such a huge range now you kind of need to know what you’re looking for.
This crankbait is for muskies or northern pike, could be used for walleyes it’s got a pretty good size bill on it mandy is going to talk about bills when selecting a crankbait, when you buy the box, look on the back of it to see what the depth is designed for for how deep it’s supposed to go it might go 2 feet, might go down 18, 20 feet, very important for what you’re fishing to know how deep the crankbait is going.
You can buy crankbaits, like I said, from muskie size all the way down to little tiny ones that can be used for panfish. There’s a really good rule of thumb you can keep in mind. Normally we like to say, the longer the bill, the deeper it will dive this has obviously got a wide, long bill, so a fairly deep diving crank, where some of these, it doesn’t have a bill whatsoever, so this is going to be a really shallow running one also. There are some dine features built in for the bills themselves, especially the crank ones.
This is a square bill the whole reason for having this square bill, especially for casting and retrieving, a really good one to use around rocks or wood, any kind of hard structure the corner of this actually will hit the wood, and it will ping off of it unlike these round ones, you couldn’t throw these around wood or rocks or anything like, that because you would hit it, and you would slide, and eventually you would get stuck up here with your hooks there is also another variation, and it’s called the coffin bill.
As you can see, the bill is actually coffin shaped, and this actually is great to throw around any kind of structure or wood, but it gives you a little bit different action in the water so a smooth one will have a bigger wobble. This will have a little tighter wobble, and this will have the tightest wobble.