Mike Iaconelli lists the crankbait as his favorite lure for finding and trigging bass offshore. Top reasons include: 1) the ability to cover a specific depth very quickly, 2) they elicit reaction strikes better than most lures, and 3) a crankbait pounding bottom communicates sweet spots such as rock and wood directly to your hand. The challenge then relates to choosing the correct model to make bottom contact in different zones. Mike discusses how to employ the Rapala DT (Dives-To) line of crankbaits to simplify crankbait selection based on depth.
- Rapala DT Series Crankbait
- Lowrance HDS-12 Carbon Fishfinder/Chartplotter
- Abu Garcia “Ike” Series Delay Cast Rod 7’3″ Medium
- Abu Garcia REVO Premier Generation 3 Casting Reel