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 out of 5 by LoneEagle Bandit 200 Series
This little crank bait is great for cranking shallow water. Have been using it for ten years or more. My preference is Chartreuse with blue back and next favorite is the Mistake.
The bait is very useful around rip rap as well as timber. Make it hit and bounce off obstacles in the water. Strikes are usually right after bouncing off something in the water.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigfishken1 Excellent crankbait!!!
Durable, great colors, excellent hardware including "O" ring, runs true, and casts well.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by T1fisherman Great purchase
I knew when my friend waxed my boat using one of these on a fishing trip I was left wanting. It is amazing bait the fish really get after it. Since I have one in my arsenal now and attached to the end of my line, it has made me a better fisherman with it.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SkeeterZX200 Love My Bandits
I love bandit crankbaits, they run true right out of the box, hooks are super sharp and don't need to be replaced, you can dig bottom, bounce them off rocks, hit stumps and this bait can handle it, they come in wide range of colors to fit every fishing condition.
November 3, 2013
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.
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.
These Bandits are the workhorses of my crankbait collection. Awesome. As far as boxes, I have been using the FTO series ( used to be Falcon ) Plano. These boxes are not cheep but they are built well, they keep your crankbaits untangled and easy to see and grab. The boxes are also thinner ( so you can store more boxes ) and they really are secure when you close them. The bandits 100's and 200's fit nicely in the small or medium size FTO. Hope this helps