By Mark Romanack
|Crankbaits are awesome lures for “staying in contact” with the bottom or |
cover like weeds, rock and wood.
It’s always nice to stay in contact with the people we care about. When it comes to targeting walleye, bass and other species with crankbaits, staying in contact with the bottom, rock piles, weeds, wood and other cover is often critical to fishing success. Sure there are times when fish suspended in the water column will hammer a crankbait that wobbles past, but day in and day out the way to get the most from these lures is to fish them tight to cover.
ON THE REBOUND
Crankbaits for the most part have methodical wobbling actions that if the true were told can be a little too mechanical at times. A bait that moves along at the same speed and with the same vibrations may or may not trigger strikes from nearby fish. When a crankbait comes in contact with the bottom, weeds or other cover that methodical action is suddenly interrupted and this is precisely when a crankbait is most likely to get hammered by a nearby walleye or smallmouth.