There's nothing sneaky about the way these Bandit Crankbaits catch fish! Bandit lures always run true right out of the box, and have the ability to steal you a tournament win anytime. Bandit's 100 series crankbaits scream for attention, with an extra-wide wobble and a loud rattle that really brings the strikes home! Dives 2' - 5'. Weight: 1/4 oz. Length: 2''. Hook size 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2muchtkl Good shallow runner
Bandits are lighter than Strike King models and fill the niche when shallow cranks are the lure to use. They augment the other shallow cranks in your arsenal of shallow runners.
November 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BASSONE51 100 SERIES BANDIT
LURES PULL GREAT RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX IVE USED THESE LURES OVER 15 YEARS AS GOOD AS WHEN I FIRST STARTED USEING THEM
October 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by crappie24 great lure
the first time i used this lure i caught 3 nice bass and a couple crappie at a local pond. i then went to the charles river and i hooked a 6lb bass and the line snapped. i went back to bass pro and got a new one and about a week later i went back to the charles and i the n caught a 5.8lb bass and i fell in love with this lure. i highly recommend it to anyone who is learning crankbait fishing.
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Netracer Baby Bass BAM!
I actually found this lure in a bargain bin at another retailer when I was in Hampton Virginia. I fished several small ponds where other lures were not producing fish, tied this little jewel on and caught 2-3lb bass at the rate of 1 every 15 minutes for about a 3 hour period. The fish tore this thing up. I went to the local Bass Pro Shops to buy more but they were sold out. I did find the same baby bass pattern in the 200 series that dove a bit deeper and slowed down my retrieve speed and had great results as well. As soon as I got home I ordered a couple more from Basspro.com, cant wait for them to arrive, awesome lure.
June 7, 2013
I use 10 and 12 lb test Fluorocarbon and monofilament line on my baitcasters, my rods are medium weight. My casts are a little shorter than with heavier lures. Just adjust your reels for the lighter lures.
I fish mine on 12lb test. I fish a lot of tournaments and fish a lot of rock thats hard on line. Yes it hurts the depth a little but I dont lose fish. I always use a bait caster the model I use is the KVD black reel.
I do it with a medium light crankin stick that is 7 feet 10 inches long, light line ( 8 pound flourocarbon ), and a good reel with a lot of experimentation with the spool cast settings and magnetic/centrifugal weight backlash controls. Works best with fresh Hot Sauce on the spool bearings. That will do it equipment-wise, but your biggest enemy and variable out of your control will be the wind !
Not sure why they go after this color. I know it works! Caught several big fish with this color where other colors were not working. Large bass are not too picky when it comes to food. They will eat just about anything that swims in front of them when they are hungry!
When fishing that lure i found that if it looks like an easy meal the bass will take it. It doesn't matter what kind of fish it is they take every oppertunity at every fish that they think will be an easy meal!
Okay, I will say that in the right colors this will work super when the crappie are in tight or up in spawning areas . But when they are in these areas they will hit almost anything that gets close to them . Invest in 200's for the times when they are deeper in crappie colors . In shallow go smaller cranks or small spinners or jigs . cheaper and more colors to experiment with for less money . I usually use tubes in shallow with spinner ( roadrunner head or beetle spin spinner ) or no spinner . When they are fired up the 3/8 oz. single spinner H&H spinners are super . I do love to use these 100's for bassin and they are great producers for me . Good 200 series colors are pink,white with splatterback , silver with black back , silver with blue back , white . Good luck and tight lines .
match the hatch...meaning find a lure that does a good job appearing to be similar in appearance to what the fishing are feeding off. Frog color, shad pattern, bluegill color, crayfish pattern, goby colors, etc. Hopefully that helps but a natural color is best sometimes especially in clear water. If the water is muddy try fishing something in a white color with a glitter to it. Clear water alot of colors work except I dislike dark colors, maybe green, a lighter shade or a red orange flake type of pattern. Make the best choice on these specifics. Good luck.