Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Aquaman01

What's a crankbait?

5 posts in this topic

Okay - this question isn't as daft as it seems. When I was in my teens and starting to learn angling methods apart from weight/hook/worm I started checking out different lures, and they fell into 5 basic nomenclatures -

Spoons (any & all)
Spinners (includes spinnerbaits and rigs)
Flies (dry, wet, floating 'poppers')
Jigs (anything with an integral weighted head)

and Plugs (a body like a small fish..sort of)

Now, by modern definition, is a 'crank' a plug? Are stickbaits cranks? Is a crank a crank if you troll it not crank it?

Are these all (floating, diving, popping, rattlin', jointed, tap-dancing) still just plugs?

Thank you and I'll take my answer off the air. grin.gif

------------------
Aquaman
<')}}}}}><{
Peace and Fishes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aquaman, good question...personally, when I think of plugs, I think of old school baits like the bass o rino (SP) and other baits made of wood with the lip built into the bait.

I divide my cranks into three categories
1. stick or minnow baits
2. Shad baits
3. wide wobble or bass baits

These are not the "right" way by any means, this is just my personal way.

I would also be curious to see if there is an official title for all of these.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Duuude

You need to go fishing and stop thinking about it so much!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's all I CAN think about! A fishing outing gets the jonez down for about a day - then the monkey is on my back with a vengeance!

------------------
Aquaman
<')}}}}}><{
Peace and Fishes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plugs>=Cankbaits
Hard Jerkbaits+floater+suspending+sinking= Plugs
Rattle traps=Plugs
Fat Cranks=Plugs
Thin Cranks=Plugs
Topwaters=Plugs but are Not Crankbaits, therefore Plugs are >=Crankbaits or all crankbaits are plugs but not all plugs are crankbaits.

Plugs defined: Hard bodied lures that sink float or dive and soft plastics with a lip or combination of hard and soft body.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • I like the Wal-Mart corn to!
    • When is the date unsold bear tags go onsale?
    • I may try smoked rough fish on my bait this year. Anyone tried smoke fish on the bait pile?
    • Does anyone eat or use mooneyes? I caught one in the St. Croix today. Nothing else, it was interesting fish!
    • I hope to take a trip to ND this season, maybe they will get first ice before we do.
    • Hey everybody. An FYI. There is something new coming. Should be out around October, 2017 and available for on-line purchase.   If you google : ICE WELL Live Well ICAST 2017 The video of the product roll-out at ICAST 2017 in July, 2017 will pop up.   Also you can go to the product page. See : ICEWELLLiveWell.com. The page has a separate video to view also.                        The product is being manufactured from a custom blend non-buoyant polypropylene with impact modifiers to withstand extreme cold without cracking. The product will sit within 99% of all manufactured 5-gallon buckets for transport to and from the fishing spot. It is designed to fit within a drilled 8 or 10 inch ice hole. When in the drilled hole it will fill allowing you to throw your catch in the ICE WELL Live Well. No more throwing them on the ice or in the bucket to die, freeze or turn to slime. At the end of the day, pull it, place back in the bucket for transport home. No more frozen fish and easy handling. It's going to sell for around $19.99 plus shipping. The listed page will undergo changes before roll out that will allow purchase direct on-line. This is a creation by a Nebraska ice fisherman for ice fishermen. Made in the USA. Made with recycled materials. "Respect the Resource".     
    • Can't build a taller garage when it's a tuck-under with sheet-rocked 7' ceilings!!! The truck sits up high....
    • bigger garage!!
    • Same thing here...*TWANG*  I took my big snippers to mine and screwed a black wire nut cap on the cut end. Or unscrew one from a junkyard F-150 and saw it off. Looks fine.
    • I've fished it once about 10yrs ago Ice fishing from fishermans wharf....caught one perch in 3 days.   I was thinking about trying the lake once again with my wheel house..but it looks to be shut down. I talked to a guy from the Mille lacs area last winter at upper red, and he said the lake was great and it was the best he'd had for large fish ever on the lake.   I did did some reading and seen quite a few different views. The one I found most compelling and seemed to make the most sense after reading and looking at data was the view of a walleye population being mismanaged with slots, allowing for way to many large fish that have basicly eaten themselves out of food with the baitfish they prey on. Which in turn turned them into predators of their own young walleye. Hence the collapse of the walleye.
  • Our Sponsors