Buyer’s Guide: Deep Diving Crankbaits For Winter And Summer Bass Fishing

Which crankbaits catch the most fish? With thousands of crankbaits to choose from, which baits are worth trying? Today we’ve gathered our top picks for Summer Time Cranking and our top picks for Winter Time Cranking, and combined them into the ultimate Crankbait Buyer’s Guide. No need to second guess this year, these baits have stood the test of time!

When most anglers think of deep cranking they think of summer ledge fishing and Fall feeding frenzies. While there has been a huge swing in the past year toward Winter time cranking, many anglers still don’t realize its full potential. Armed with the right baits, Winter cranking can produce the biggest bass of the entire year! 

Today’s video has been separated into two categories so you don’t confuse the right baits for Summer with the right baits for Winter. You’ll find links to all of the baits (in the order they appeared in the video) along with rod and reel recommendations. All of the baits go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item. 

In-Depth Winter Crankbait Video:

Previous Buyer’s Guides… 


-High End Combos:

-$500 Combos:

-$400 Combos:

-$200 Combos:

-$100 Combos:

Warm Water Baits… 

-Strike King 6XD:

Favorite Colors: Sexy Blue Back Herring, Summer Sexy Shad

-Berkley Dredger 25.5:

Favorite Colors: Irish Gold, Honey Shad

-Strike King 10 XD:

Favorite Colors: Sexy BlueBack Herring, Powder Blue Chartreuse

-Azuma Z Boss 22 and 24:

Favorite Colors: Grand Shad, Ol Blue

-Megabass Big M 7.5:

Favorite Colors: Jukucho Shad, MB Gizzard

Cold Water Baits… 

-R2S Tactical DD 75:

Favorite Colors: Mirrored Minnow, DD Minnow

-Megabass Deep Six:

Favorite Colors: MB Gizzard, Ito Wakasagi

-Megabass Deep X 300:

Favorite Colors: MB Gizzard, Megabass Sexy Shad

-Spro Rock Crawler:

Favorite Colors: Phantom Green, Mud Bug, Ozark Craw

All-Around Crankbait Rod… 

Rod- Shimano Zodias 7’6″ MH Glass:

Reel- Shimano Tranx 200 HG:

Line- Sunline Assassin 15 lb Fluorocarbon:

Budget Crankbait Rod… 

Rod- Shimano Intenza 7’6″ MH Glass:

Reel- Shimano SLX XT HG:

Line- Sunline Assassin 15 lb Fluorocarbon:

Winter Speed Cranking Combo… 

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 906 CBR:

Reel- Shimano Shimano Bantam MGL HG:

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin:

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel… 

TacticalBassin Hat:

TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Sun Shirt:

TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt:

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