A shallow running crankbait is often the best producing crankbait.
below is a proven collection of crankbaits for fishing in water 5 feet deep or less.
with the basic colors to start, colors can be a bit intimidating at
for the most prevalent bass forage. Match what the fish are feeding on.
Staying with the basics will help you avoid spending hundreds of
dollars on wild crankbait colors.
In clear water situations, you’ll have
your best luck with natural-colored, translucent crankbaits. Bass can see
very well in this environment and it’s important to make your crankbait
blend in with its surroundings.
Dirty water calls for brighter crankbait
colors. The bass’ eyesight is significantly hindered in murky water, making
it imperative to use a color they can see and chase easily.
Pay attention to the sky when
fishing shallow crankbaits.
Under cloudy skies, opaque, or solid, colors
perform very well due to the decreased light penetration.
lead to more light penetration, which increases both clarity and the
effectiveness of more translucent colors.
The top 5 colors of crankbaits:
You just can’t go wrong with the natural
presentation of a shad-colored crankbait, which makes this color great
starting point for your shallow cranking bait. It’s hard to go wrong with a
shad color, you should have a few shad-colored crankbaits handy.
In muddy water a Firetiger crankbait is
hard to beat. While still showing many natural shad colors, the bright
colors in a firetiger crankbait allow the bass to get a better bead on the
Used with combinations of
blue, brown and black are ad to beat.
As the bream bed throughout the late spring and early summer months,
bluegill-colored crankbaits will produce.
the spring, especially throughout the pre-spawn period and during full moon
phases. Crawfish are most active during a full moon, coming out of their
dark dwellings to actively search for food for much longer periods of time.