Bandit® Crankbaits - 200 Series
There's nothing sneaky about the way these cranks 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 200 series crankbaits scream for attention and are very productive along outside drop-offs or where clear water forces fish deep. Producing an extra-wide wobble and offering a loud, fish-attracting rattle, these Bandit crankbaits really bring the strikes home!
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 106 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by WormRod Bandit Baits I have used Bandit Crankbaits for many years and have always have good luck with them. I like the 200 series very well it gets down where I want it. I like to way it runs right out the box May 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnglerTooz Awesome little crankbaits!! I have caught many nice size Smallmouth Bass on these lures. They work great out of the package with no adjustment needed. Give them a try, you won't regret it!! April 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ndblaikie Small lure with big fishy! Do not be fooled at all by these little guys, they cast a mile, catch fish and are extremely durable. I fished these on small rivers, big lakes and have caught a ton of smallmouth on them. The rattle works well, so much so I had a musky decide to follow one, thankfully not take it though as I only had 8lb line! Good for crappie, walleye and best for smallmouth. February 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by avenger6 Great lure I have used the bandit on rivers in Canada, Ohio, Arkansas, & Missouri & it is the best lure I have found for smallmouth bass. Biggest smallie caught to date with it was 18 1/2". The 200 series seems to work best on smaller rivers. I have caught more fish with the Gobey Magic. February 3, 2013
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Details:i fish a private slough with alot of vegatation and very few points and logs mostly just straight tule
A:Depends on what the fish are feeding on and water clarity. I use White ( Shad or other baitfish), Brown ( Crawfish ), Green or Chartruse (Sunfish) . I would buy one of each .
A:Steady retrieve works best for me but if fish are finnicky use the stop and go method and get ready to get bit!!
A:I use a medium to fast retireve that minicks my trolling speed of about 1.5 MPH when I'm trolling Bandit Crankbaits. This seems to trigger more strikes then slow rolling the Bandit Crankbait.
A:Find something to bump. Rarely get hungup. Grass edges will attract fish in the weeds.
A:Either steady retrieve or bouncing off the bottom for erratic action.
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A:alternate between stopping whenever you bump into something, stopping once of twice in each retrieve, and a slight jerk once or twice in between retrieves. The stopping and jerking and slight bump excites fish and over half of my bites on crankbaits come during or right after i do these.
A:When at rest the Bandit lures all float up slowly, like Speed Traps these lures can be fished with a stop and go retrieve. Because they float up you can fish them right over grass or submerged wood and pause them in key ambush areas allowing the lure to hold for a second or two longer in strike zones in an effort to force feed them to fish. Search online you might fine a video or two on using this bait.
Details:What color have you had best luck with?
A:spring crawl and chrome with black back