Based on Angler Bait Recommendations the Crank Bait - Shallow Diving is typically fished in the following months.
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Choose the Correct Crankbait Colors!

  • Pick your base color based on water clarity...don't worry about the accent colors
  • Clarity <2ft = Dark or Bright Base
  • Clarity 2ft to 4ft = Natural White or Opaque Base
  • Clarity 4ft+ = Translucent Base

The Only 5 Crankbaits You Need! Model Type and Color!

  • Square bill in Chartreuse/Blue back
  • Flatside in orange/yellow craw
  • Medium deep in purple/orange tiger
  • Deep diving green/orange craw
  • Super Deep diving in green shad

85% Of Anglers Can’t Pick The Correct Crankbait BACK Color...

  1. Black = Low Light
  2. Blue = Muddy Water
  3. Chartreuse = Dirty Water / Dark Day
  4. Translucent = Clear Water
  5. Green = Summer time Perch

Crankbait Colors...Simple 3-Step Method For Picking The Best Ones

  • Flat Finish for low light conditions or dirty water
  • Metallic Finish for windy/partly cloudy conditions in dirty water
  • Translucent for calm and bright conditions and clean water

An Introduction To Crankbaits

  • Small lip means it runs shallow
  • Bigger lip means it runs deeper
  • It wobbles as it dives - but not all baits wobble the same
  • All sorts of colors - primarily choose based on the fish they are eating

4 Must-Have Early Spring Crankbaits...

  • Flat Side in cold dirty water
  • Medium Diving crawdad color in cool rocky water

When To Fish Bright Colored Lures...

  • For dirty water
  • For stained water in low light
  • Small mouth bass anytime

When To Use Shad Colored Lures...

  • Works all year long
  • Mate finish for general use
  • Translucent finish for sunny days with clear water

How to Choose which Color Crankbait for Any Situation

  • What is the main forage species? Pick that pattern
  • The dirtier the water the brighter the colors
  • Clean water go with natural colors