Best wake baits / waking cranks?

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Best wake baits / waking cranks?

Post by jerkbait22 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:40 am

What's your favorite wake bait and/or waking crank?

I recently started fishing a new lake with plenty of grass and have been using these more. I had a nice 3.5lber last night on a buzzjet and a similar sized fish the week before on a megabass funky flipper.

Mann's 1 minus and baby 1 minus seems to be the tried and true bait. Duo just came out with a new super shallow runner called the Kabuki SSR which I was thinking about purchasing. Strike King is also set to release a KVD 2.5 Wake after iCast but it doesn't look to be in stock anywhere yet.

All of this has me curious as to what else is out there and what else I could or should be looking at purchasing.... :D

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Re: Best wake baits / waking cranks?

Post by smalljaw » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:30 am

My favorite, and what I consider the best is the Mann's Waker. The 1 Minus is good but it will dive deep unless you slow it down, the Waker can be reeled fast and still produce a wake and it doesn't blow out at high speed like others. The Arashi wake crank is ok but you have to reel it slow or it blows out. The Yo-Zuri 3DB wake is good as well but like others it will dive a little deeper when reeled fast. If you can find old stock of the Mann's Waker and Waker Elite get one, it is a big bodied bait but only weighs 3/8oz, it produces a big wake at any speed, it is wicked loud, and it produces fish.

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Re: Best wake baits / waking cranks?

Post by jerkbait22 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:53 pm

smalljaw wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:30 am
My favorite, and what I consider the best is the Mann's Waker. The 1 Minus is good but it will dive deep unless you slow it down, the Waker can be reeled fast and still produce a wake and it doesn't blow out at high speed like others. The Arashi wake crank is ok but you have to reel it slow or it blows out. The Yo-Zuri 3DB wake is good as well but like others it will dive a little deeper when reeled fast. If you can find old stock of the Mann's Waker and Waker Elite get one, it is a big bodied bait but only weighs 3/8oz, it produces a big wake at any speed, it is wicked loud, and it produces fish.
Saw a couple of your posts on this guy and did a few quick searches but didn't find anything. Another favorite seems to be the LC Wake which I have on the way now. I will order the new Duos and see how they do as well.

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Re: Best wake baits / waking cranks?

Post by Texas-Rigged » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:23 am

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Re: Best wake baits / waking cranks?

Post by i_am_R2 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:44 pm

Megabass Dorum. They are discontinued though so can be a little hard to find.

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Re: Best wake baits / waking cranks?

Post by johns » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:26 am

mega bass I loud and the IMA Roumba both rattling and silent

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Re: Best wake baits / waking cranks?

Post by Finnz922 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:13 am

Deps Buzzjet reeled pretty slow. Exciting! \:D/
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Re: Best wake baits / waking cranks?

Post by jerkbait22 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:27 pm

Finnz922 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:13 am
Deps Buzzjet reeled pretty slow. Exciting! \:D/
I never get aggressive strikes on the buzzjet, they usually just gulp it off the surface. I think I've only caught 1 or 2 fish below 2lbs on that bait.

I won't get the Duo Kabuki baits until next week but I'll report back after throwing them. I remember seeing the MB Dorum a while back but wasn't sure about the performance. Looks more like something for the collection rather than to fish.

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Re: Best wake baits / waking cranks?

Post by Bronzebak85 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:05 pm

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Please provide updates on the Duo bait. :D

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Re: Best wake baits / waking cranks?

Post by jerkbait22 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:13 am

Bronzebak85 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:05 pm

Please provide updates on the Duo bait. :D
I got a chance to fish these yesterday. I was throwing them on my poisona adrena medium +. They are very light - I think they are rated at 1/4oz but may be just below that. If you're looking to cover a lot of water they may not be the best option. I didn't catch on them but the action seems good. They dive about 3 or 4" below the surface, very similar to a mann's baby 1 minus.

I also got to throw the LC Wake - it has a very unique action with the jointed body. It really puts out a nice thump and flash. I was able to catch 1 dink on it. I need more time with both, but as of now I would rate the LC Wake above the Duo Kabuki SSR.

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Re: Best wake baits / waking cranks?

Post by hungry_cow » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:42 pm

There is a reason the 1 minus and baby 1 minus are still going strong after all these years. They just flat out get bit. I don't know that any newer or fancier baits actually produce as well. To give them more of a wake just reel a bit slower and hold the rod high. But they also get bit diving just below the surface as well.

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Re: Best wake baits / waking cranks?

Post by MountainMan 83 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:26 am

smalljaw wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:30 am
My favorite, and what I consider the best is the Mann's Waker. The 1 Minus is good but it will dive deep unless you slow it down, the Waker can be reeled fast and still produce a wake and it doesn't blow out at high speed like others. The Arashi wake crank is ok but you have to reel it slow or it blows out. The Yo-Zuri 3DB wake is good as well but like others it will dive a little deeper when reeled fast. If you can find old stock of the Mann's Waker and Waker Elite get one, it is a big bodied bait but only weighs 3/8oz, it produces a big wake at any speed, it is wicked loud, and it produces fish.
I was going to say the Mann's 1 minus as well. Never heard of the waker. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

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