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Lipless Crankbaits Tips For Spring Bass Fishing

May 30, 2019 132 No Comments


The Lipless is one of the best baits for Spring bass fishing! The key is learning how to use them to specifically target big bass instead of just chucking and winding for whatever might bite. Matt shares some key tips along with showing you some of his favorite baits and how to work them in this quick video.

The Baits (In order of appearance)…
Cotton Cordell Spot:
Strike King Red Eye Shad 2-Tap:
Damiki Tremor 65:
Raid Level Vibe Big:
Lucky Craft LV-500:
River2Sea Ruckus:
Evergreen ZE Lipless:
Jackall TN 70 Lipless:

Replacement Hooks and Hardware…
Hook #1- Gamakatsu EWG Size 4:
Hook #2- Owner St-56 Size 4:
Split Ring- Owner Hyperwire Size 3:

Matt’s Favorite Combo…
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR:
Reel- Shimano Curado 70 8:1 Ratio:
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget Friendly Rod Options that work well…
G Loomis E6X 845 CBR:
Shimano Exage 7′ Medium Cranking:
Dobyns Fury 7′ Med/Heavy Cranking:
Dobyns Colt 7′ Med/Heavy Cranking:

Budget Friendly Reel…
Shimano Casitas 150:

Top Lipless Colors For Spring…
-Red Craw
-Chartreuse Shad (White)
-Chrome (Reflective)

Lipless crank baits are incredibly versatile. They can be burned through the water column, slow rolled and “ticked” through vegetation and cover, or hopped and dragged along the bottom like a jig. All of these presentations are effective during different Spring conditions, though some are more effective than others on different lakes. For anglers that travel lake to lake or anglers that want to be well rounded on their home lake, its important to own baits for each different “style” of lipless crankbait fishing.

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