New Crankbaits

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species Fishing' started by mjh4, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. mjh4

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    Is it just me or does anyone else hate new Crankbaits I hate breaking in a shiny new one. I'll break of a new rapala that's snagged but I'll dive in after a well worn scarred up lucky crank. I took a swim after a lucky j-9 rap last Saturday and my friend thought I was nuts but I had to get her back. Any one else ever dive in after a favorite lure? He told me no one jumps in to retrieve a lucky lure and I said i bet I'm not the only fisherman who has done this.


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  2. Big Skip

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    I certainly have not.

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  3. bowhunter426

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    I have never swam for one but do use a lure retriever. I had one particular crankbait that catches fish 10 :1 over a brand new version of the same bait.
     
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    Waded in rivers and stream many times to get them. Have used a branch to guide down the line and knock them loose. When one gets hooked in a tree I have bent the tree branch down and then grab the branch, remove the lure or brake the branch.
    In a lake circle around the snagged lure with the boat will sometimes work.
     
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  8. mjh4

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    Well that solves it, I'm nuts!


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    I will go to great lengths to get a good crank bait back. You can have two identical ones bought at the same exact time. One will catch fish the other will scare them away. I don’t mind new shiny ones as long as they catch fish. I could literally get rid of half of mine and it wouldn’t bother me one bit.

    Best one I own is a cheap 200 or 300 ( I forgot what series it is) series bandit in root beer color. I bought it at m-57 surplus in chesaning for $3.00 2.5 yrs ago. Once I found out it’s magic I went back and bought every one they had (5 or 6). Luckily I havnt had to break into the other ones. I’ve had close calls but, always been able to get it back.


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  11. aacosta

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    if they cost $3-5 my loss, but the cost $10+ for new stuff makes me think about it
     
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    I had a couple cranks custom painted this year. This spring I snagged one in 10 feet of water in rocks. Water was very cold. I took my reel off the rod. Left the line thru the eyelets. Zip tied and taped my net handle to the rod butt and proceeded to jab the crank bait with my rod tip until it came out. Lol. I have since bought a lure retriever.
     
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  13. CDN1

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    I've dove over the side many a time to same my treasured lures. Apparently you all have to much disposable income. And Im talking Georgian bay cold ass water to save a fancy new lure.
     
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  14. Ontario Gunner

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    Never went diving for one,, never will!

    That said I have a few lures I only put on when im fishing by myself. Just can’t those particular colours anymore,, and if I lose it when I’m sole person in the boat... then nobody else’s sees me cry!
     
  15. Chessieman

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    Quote; I've dove over the side many a time to same my treasured lures. Apparently you all have to much disposable income. And Im talking Georgian bay cold ass water to save a fancy new lure.


    Yea, but your Canadian and do not use hot water in your bath water! Just kidding, at least us that fish the river know we have no chance for retrieval.
     
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