Tag: cranking

No-contact cranking | Bassmaster

No-contact cranking | Bassmaster

Crankbait fishing is generally regarded as a contact sport. The accepted truth is that you should run a crankbait into the bottom, a boulder, a stump or some other object. This makes the bait ricochet, rebound or do…

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Deep cranking with Combs | Bassmaster

Deep cranking with Combs | Bassmaster

Texas Elite pro Keith Combs put the bass world on notice in 2013 when he cranked up 111 pounds, 5 ounces of largemouth to win a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament at Lake Falcon. He underscored his ability to…

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Cranking and jigging for hot winter action

Cranking and jigging for hot winter action

What makes Arey’s approach so attractive is that his target depth rarely, if ever, exceeds 10 feet, and, in fact, the majority of his strikes actually come in just 6 to 8 feet. Even if he’s working a…

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Winning winter cranking targets | Bassmaster

Winning winter cranking targets | Bassmaster

Transitional banks — Whether it’s boulders to chunk rock, chunk rock to pea gravel or any other scenario, Crews notes that changes in bank composition appeal to a bass’ inherent affinity to variances. Anything different represents potential ambush…

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Kayak cranking tips with Keith Combs

Kayak cranking tips with Keith Combs

Keith Combs is one of the best crankbait fishermen of all-time. In recent years, he has also welcomed a new challenge of fishing from a kayak. From boat control to limited tackle to just landing the fish without…

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3 keys to cold water cranking

3 keys to cold water cranking

Most anglers know that crankbaits are effective during the prespawn. But what about during the cold, late winter period? You betcha, says Bassmaster Elite Series pro John Crews. “A lot of people think the crankbait bite doesn’t start…

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