rustyman

Wider Vs. Skinnier Crankbaits

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I made some shallow cranks that are 1 inch wide. They have a real good wobble. Whats the good and bad aspects of wide and skinny cranks. Skinny to me is the standard 1/2 to 3/4 in thickness.

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To me, thin is 1/4 to 3/8" wide with flat sides. The wiggle is faster and sharper than a round bait, with less tail displacement. Some use them only when the water is cool in spring and fall but I like them year round, especially in and around shallow cover. The negative about them is the castability is usually not as good as medium or fat baits. But that's not a big issue when fishing cover and they seem to catch more fish for me, in more varied water conditions. JMHO

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To me, thin is 1/4 to 3/8" wide with flat sides. The wiggle is faster and sharper than a round bait, with less tail displacement. Some use them only when the water is cool in spring and fall but I like them year round, especially in and around shallow cover. The negative about them is the castability is usually not as good as medium or fat baits. But that's not a big issue when fishing cover and they seem to catch more fish for me, in more varied water conditions. JMHO

Thanks bob, I should have specified that I was refering to muskie baits when I said "thin".

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