Bass Pro Shops XTS Lures - Crank
great for small to mid-sized creeks
Smaller hooks tend to allow this lure to bounce off the bottom instead of getting hung-up. Also, this lure has an excellent action when bounced off the bottom. And, most importantly, it catches bass!
Last Fourth of July alone, I caught TWENTY smallmouths witht his crank while wading/shoreline fishing for 5 hours in my local creek (Susquehanna watershed), including a few over the 20-inch mark. Even on Dec 28th, i caught a 21-inch SMB with this crank. I've even caught small tiger muskies on this thing. (See photos). Everything caught and released with ease.
Hooks are not the best quality, but get the job done. I have not noticed i miss fish because of the hooks like some other reviewers have mentioned.
I had the most luck with the green crawdad coloration.
February 16, 2015
I thought this would be a great crankbait, but boy was I wrong. I used it several different time hoping that I was doing something wrong but after all the attempts I let a buddy use it. He hated it too. The bait just made circles in the water.... no good for me wastes my time and could potentially cost me a tournament.
January 14, 2009
good bait but hooks are too small
these are outstanding crankbaits for the price. perfect colorizations and great action. however the hooks that come on the bait are far too small for bass fishing. if you want success with this lure you must get bigger hooks for it.
May 16, 2006
good crank bait
lure has great action and have used different colors in this bait. i have changed the front hooks on some of them the only fault with the bait is the hooks. seem to miss a lot of strikes with the small hooks, I have caught a lot of different species of fish on them
October 30, 2013