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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > April 2019 > How to Fish With Crankbait Lures for Bass
Are you ready to learn how to fish with crankbaits for bass? You might be searching online for "how to fish with crankbait" since spring and summer are two prime seasons for crankbait fishing.
Crankbaits can be one of the most effective types of fishing lures to use because they allow you to cover a large area of water in short amount of time. In other words, they are great lures to use when you want to "pattern" bass or determine where the fish are holding during a given time period. Now is a great time to renew your fishing license, and discover the fun of fishing with crankbaits.
Crankbaits are fishing lures that are designed to mimic different types of baitfish and have a plastic lip or bill on the front that enables the lure to run at a specified depth. When learning how to fish using crankbaits, you should familiarize yourself with the three basic types of crankbaits.
Since many waterways have various depths and different types of structure, it's a good idea to keep a variety of crankbaits in your tackle box that run at multiple depth ranges.
Just as when selecting other types of fishing bait, you should use a crankbait that reaches the same depth as a natural baitfish would and that looks like the type of baitfish found in that particular habitat. Learning how to fish with crankbait lures isn't hard, it simply requires you to gather some information about where you intend to fish.
These are just a few basic guidelines that can help you learn how to fish with crankbait lures. Check out the freshwater fishing lures section to learn about other types of freshwater lures, like jigs or spoons.
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Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.
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