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by Greg McCain In many ways, pulling crankbaits looms as an intimidating technique for catching summer crappie. With the conglomeration of rods, lures, electronics, and other boat accessories – plus the need-to-know details about fish location, depth, boat speed, and line length – pulling cranks can be something of a daunting proposition. The process does not have to be that way, however. In fact, those fishermen who practice the craft suggest that with just a little experience, trolling crankbaits for…

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Bagley Crankbait tied on bass rod.

With waters warming quickly now, late spring is the time for midwestern bass fans to shake off the last remaining effects of winter, renew fishing friendships and refresh their competitive spirit on wide-open waters. With those thoughts in mind Bagley Bait Company is proud to announce it will once again partner with the Classic Bass Champions Tourfor the 2022 season. The premier maker of traditional, premium, super-light balsa and hand-selected hardwood baits, Bagley Baits are designed with the utmost craftsmanship, quality…

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Now bear in mind that walleyes are open year-round in North Dakota, but for many across the Walleye Belt, the season is just underway. Regardless, Northland’s Jason Mitchell knows the spring-into-early-summer bite is in full swing and the sometimes-overlooked shallow crankbait – aka stickbait – puts a hurt on these aggressive, post-spawn, shallow ranging predators. In this VIDEO, Mitchell takes you through a master’s class on making the walleye honor roll with Northland Rumble Shiners. RUMBLE SHINER The Rumble Shiner…

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Chris Zaldain with 13 Fishing Rod

Crankbaits aren’t for everyone, but if you’re anything like us, there are boxes and boxes of all depths, sizes and colors stacked up in the garage waiting for their moment. That moment of glory when they are chosen for Valhalla…or fastened tidily to a brush pile. We won’t mention the ones yeeted into a tree. In this article, we’re going to focus on what makes a good cranking rod. Since we are particular and can’t just pick one, we are…

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Bobby Lane with Crankbait

After an impressive comeback performance on the final day of the 2022 Major League Fishing’s REDCREST, Berkley and Plano pro Bobby Lane reigns king of Grand Lake. But he didn’t do it alone. The Berkley Frittside was the difference needed to put him above the competition. In addition, numerous anglers including Berkley pros Edwin Evers and Jordan Lee found success using a proven championship-winning bait, the Berkley Stunna. Diving into each Berkley pro’s Plano EDGE box, it was clear that…

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