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 5 out of 5 by crappiemagicman Sweet
No better plug for the money. I run the bandit 200 and 300 for bass and pull them for crappie too. They hold up better than strike kings in my opinion. I throw them against rocks and trees looking for reaction bites and the paint holds up great. So many great colors to choose from too. All around you can't get better cranks for the money!!
March 30, 2014
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
Personally I don't think color matters as much to the fish as it does to the fisherman. General rule is the darker the color water the darker the color you should use. Chartreuse is always a good choice in my opinion. Good luck
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.