Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

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Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

Postby jerkbait22 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:51 am

What's everyone's favorite mid range crank? Currently I'm partial to the Spro Little John MD. Looking for something that can reach closer to that 10-12 foot range. IMO the little john hits about 7-8 feet on 10lb fluoro for me.

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Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

Postby JBcrankaddict » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:19 pm

Lucky Craft SKT DR. Deflects great, and has a tight action that works well any time of year. Close second would be the 1.5DD for those depths.

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Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

Postby Pin » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:14 pm

Rapala DT10, Spro Little John DD, Spro RK Crawler, O.S.P Blitz Max, Duo Realis M65, Lucky Craft 1.5 DD & 2.5 DD, Megabass Deep X-150, and Bandit 300 series

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Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

Postby jerkbait22 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:16 pm

I just picked up some 3XD, Duo Realis M65 11A and Little John Baby DD to try. Have the Little John DD but that's listed as a 20 foot diver. Haven't gotten to fish with it enough yet.

I have the RK Crawler but never did too well with it. Also plan on picking up some of the Megabass Deep X 300. They dive deeper than I listed here but I like casting up shallow and grinding them back out sometimes.

Getting off topic here but is there any reason to go with Deep X 300 vs Deep Six other than dive depth?

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Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

Postby Dink Dawg » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:12 pm

Normans Deep Little N. They've been working for me for 37 years.

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Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

Postby FishNrace » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:04 pm

Duo Realis M65 8A and 11A, particularly in Mello Blaze color, chartreuse with orange belly.... :!: Very good hooks too. Slayed big walleyes, Lmb, and Smb at all times of day. I can't wait til it warms up

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Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

Postby smalljaw » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:36 pm

I'm old school when it comes to mid depth cranks. I do well with a Bomber 7A, and the Fat Free Shad in the #5 and #6 sizes. I also like the Rapala DT-10 and the Bagley Diving B2. I know these aren't flashy lures but they flat out catch fish and it amazes me why more don't use some of the old school baits more often.

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Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

Postby jerkbait22 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:17 pm

FishNrace wrote:Duo Realis M65 8A and 11A, particularly in Mello Blaze color, chartreuse with orange belly.... :!: Very good hooks too. Slayed big walleyes, Lmb, and Smb at all times of day. I can't wait til it warms up


What water clarity are you fishing the mello blaze in? Looks like a dirty water color, but you never know with the smallmouth.

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Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

Postby FishNrace » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:02 pm

The water clarity in my home lake is quite rocky and actually clear.

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Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

Postby yosemite17 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:04 pm

Megabass X-200 in GG or GS Moroko.

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Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

Postby hoohoorjoo » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:23 pm

Duel Hardcore Shad 60.
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Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

Postby mainevent » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:10 pm

I've been liking the berkley digger. Good lure good price.

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Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

Postby KP Duty » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:49 pm

Zoom Tapp. It may shine in prespawn, but it really is killer all the time.


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