There are few lures as fun and effective as the crankbait. Crankbaits come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors, actions, and designs. But how do you use one of these lures in order to catch a fish? Let’s talk about it!
Fishing with a crankbait is simple enough. Start out by carefully casting it out past the area that you want to target. Many novices will then make the mistake of just quickly retrieving it right after. The best approach is a steady, slow retrieve but don’t be afraid of mixing it up. Try to slow down or speed up sporadically, as well as pauses to make your crankbait appear more lifelike. These pauses can help trigger a bite from less active fish.
Don’t be afraid of also throwing in a few random jerks and twitches while retrieving as well. Raising your rod up or quickly jerking it to the side can make your lure appear more like an injured prey creature, making the fish much more aggressive and prone to striking.
Crankbaits are a staple in any angler’s arsenal, and even newbies can enjoy some massive success after a little bit of practice!
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