Biology

Squarebill Crankbait Fishing: The Science of the Wiggle

Squarebill Crankbait Fishing: The Science of the Wiggle
(Photo: Fish Code Studios / Dr. Jimmy Liao)

We are quickly becoming fans of Dr. Jimmy Liao of Fish Code Studios. He takes a very scientific and intelligent approach to bass fishing techniques and presents them in a very interesting manner. You might remember his work from the video we posted explaining why anglers are missing fish on topwater frogs. 

In Dr. Liao's newest video, he explains the exact factors that make squarebill crankbaits so effective throughout the country. It's not just about the side-to-side shimmy as many anglers think; direction change also plays a major role when targeting inactive bass. He also shares some fascinating information relating to the suction-feeding style of bass and how that relates to crankbait fishing.