Bandit® Crankbaits - Flat Maxx Shallow or Deep
I like to throw these to show the fish something different especially on heavily pressured lakes, they run true out of the box, have super sharp hooks and defect off cover very well
November 7, 2012
Love those Flat Maxx
First trip out with these lures and I landed a few bass and small pike. The paint job is realistic and so far pretty durable (not even the little pike I caught scratched the surface with his teeth).
Good action for casting and retrieving quick, or slowly or even trolling.
May 10, 2012
My Go To Crankbait!
I use the Bandit flat maxx series crankbait almost year around. I like to start throwing it when the water temp reaches about 50 degrees, and I generally keep it tied on until the water get down under 50 degrees in the winter. I consistently catch fish on the this bait, and it is near impossible to get this bait hung. Because of the coffin billed nose the flat maxx will go through about anything. I have literally cast over down trees before that were sticking up out of the water and ran the bait over them with ease! This crank bait will go were most others won't, and catch fish when most others won't! My favorite color is the threadfin shad. I fish alot of clear water so I generally go for the more natural colors. The only complaint with the bait is that they are very easily broken. Generally overcasting into a rock will break the nose off the bait. But for the money, and the amount of fish that I catch on these baits, they are well worth it!
October 2, 2011
Best for price
This crankbait is hot during the summer and fall. Most of the fisheries around southern Arkansas are river or river lakes. This bait mimics shad forage and works effectively anytime, but especially working it through schools of shad. Bass can't resist this bait since it has a tighter wiggle and different vibration than that of its rounder cousins. Went fishing on lake off the Mississippi River Sunday afternoon. Had been using a Helsinki Shad Rapala crank which had been working fairly well. The bite quit around 3 and I switched to my Lucky Craft RC 1.5 in MSMJ American Shad color and caught a few and missed two huge bass which frustrated me. That bite tapered off and I noticed the abundance of shad schooling around my boat. Casted out a Shallow Flat Maxx in the threadfin shad color and hung a 2 pounder on the 3rd cast. Ended up with 12 bass in roughly 20 min. Def a go to lure when the bass are tired of the same ole wide wobble presentations. Also the ablity for this bait to keep from hanging up is unbelievable. The hooks are top notch too in my opinion. Runs true out of the package unlike some other brands (Bomber)
August 23, 2011