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Master Crankbait Fishing With the Right Setup and Positioning

Wired2Fish Managing Editor Walker Smith is a crankbait aficionado and has some strong preferences with regard to rod position on the retrieve, and rod selection in general. Concerning the former, Walker explains what it means to crank your strong vs. weak side, and how strong-side cranking produces more fish. He also explains how boat positioning can favor strong-side cranking. Rod power and action also factor heavily into your hookup ratio. Walker explains the attributes of the ideal crankbait rod and how it’ll help consistently convert strikes into boated bass. Masting crankbait rod positioning coupled with the right rod, reel and line setup will greatly enhance your effectiveness with this deadly lure category.

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