Best wake cranks?

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Best wake cranks?

Postby jerkbait22 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:28 am

There are so many out there and this type of bait always seems to catch my interest. You have classics like the manns baby 1 minus (the crank that got me into this type of fishing) and plenty of new contenders both USDM and JDM. I recently picked up the lucky craft classical leader 55 ssr. I like the action but haven't caught any bass on it yet. I'm also looking at grabbing the Megabass funky flipper. In my area now is the time these baits start getting good with weeds getting close to the surface. Other baits I've caught on are the rapala DT fat 1, OSP heavy hitter, buzzjet (if you want to put that in this group), Megabass griffin zero. I've probably caught the most fish on the buzzjet.

So what are everyone's favorite waking cranks?

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Re: Best wake cranks?

Postby Mike and Pike » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:43 am

Small, Griffon Zero or Baby Grizero.
Larger, Rat a Tat or Rat a Tat Magnum.

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Re: Best wake cranks?

Postby smalljaw » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:07 am

The best one I ever used is the Mann's Waker Elite. It only dives to 3" no matter how fast you go, most other wake cranks dive too deep so a high speed retrieve is out of the question.

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Re: Best wake cranks?

Postby primus » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:34 pm

My favorite was the old Xcalibur wake crank that they discontinued a few years back, violent strikes with this bait at times .

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Re: Best wake cranks?

Postby jerkbait22 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:18 am

Well I just pulled the trigger on the megabass funky flipper, will see how that works.

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Re: Best wake cranks?

Postby Texas-Rigged » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:00 pm

Although I fish inshore saltwater mostly these days, I still use a ton of freshwater baits in the brine.

6th Sense movement 80 WK
Strike Pro Hunchback
Academy H2O xpressSCSFW
I've caught a ton of Bass, Seatrout, and Red Drum on these

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Re: Best wake cranks?

Postby zodiak311 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:13 am

Buzzjet for sure and the IMA Roumba
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Re: Best wake cranks?

Postby johns » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:40 pm

Have to agree on the IMA ROUMBA. Love fishing the black one on those flat calm nights. A slow steady crank with a twitch of the rod once in a while, very deadly.

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Re: Best wake cranks?

Postby zodiak311 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:16 pm

johns wrote:Have to agree on the IMA ROUMBA. Love fishing the black one on those flat calm nights. A slow steady crank with a twitch of the rod once in a while, very deadly.

The night isn't very quiet once that Roumba starts dancing! :lol:
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Re: Best wake cranks?

Postby BigG » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:16 pm

zodiak311 wrote:Buzzjet for sure and the IMA Roumba

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Re: Best wake cranks?

Postby down4ttown » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:05 pm

Megabass Iloud for me. Yozuri wake bait is next.

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Re: Best wake cranks?

Postby wirinhar » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:53 am

BigG wrote:
zodiak311 wrote:Buzzjet for sure and the IMA Roumba

X2

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Re: Best wake cranks?

Postby lmbass » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:27 am

Not sure this is exactly a wake crank but definitely wanted to mention the Lucky Craft Real California 128 (or I think they call it the real bait now) with the spinner tail reeled in just slowly enough to hear the tail working. Has caught some real nice bass (and some big chain pickerel) here in NJ.


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