Bass Pro Shops® XTS™ Mini Minnow Crank Baits
INCRDIBLE TINY CRANKBAIT
I tried this 'lil bugger yesterday on one of my favorite ponds yesterday (3/23/12). WOW, what a plesant surprise to see how many fish couldn't help but clobber this mini crankbait (silver color)! Rock bass, Bluegills and Largmouth all took turns and slamming this 'lil guy! Most got stung by the treble and others missed, due to the lack of a tail hook.. Now I must admit that I'm a diehard Rapala man, but picked up a few of these guys during the BPS Spring Fishing Classic on a whim...GREAT CHOICE! Now as I do with all of my lures, I changed out the factory treble and split ring. For this lure, I made that changes to the Bass Pro Shops® XPS® Rick Clunn Signature™ Series Rings & an Eagle Claw® Lazer Sharp 2X Treble Hook.. The combined weight of these upgrades also caused this lure to suspend ever so slightly with a slooow rise back to the surface. I think this modified action helped provoke MANY violent strikes from the panfish to bass. One other modification I did, was to take a red Sharpie and created a red line along the molded gill flap on the lure; to create the illusion of a gill showing through the open gill flap...just a bit more realism. I can't wait to try these on my favorite streams and rivers! I know the Smallies will crush these cranks!!! GO GET SOME!!!
March 24, 2012
Great little crankbait
I bought this lure as something to catch bluegill at my grandmas house. But this thing blew my expectations out of the water! I caught several decent size bluegill along with two 1 pound spotted bass and four 10 in. Hybrids(no joke) which put up quite a fight on my ultra light rig. After lots of ware and tear it has started to lose it's action, but I will definitely get more. One problem is that the absence of a tail hook means that you won't get as many fish, but that doesn't mean it isn't a great lure. All in all, get this lure.
September 13, 2011
this is a pretty nice minnow. only problem was that the lip came out.
April 27, 2011
I got these lures for shallow stream fishing.Hunting for Brooke trout! I haven't caught one yet on this lure! But it's probably me.The action is pretty good, after you tune them up.They don't cast that far,but that's OK, the stream I fish in aren't hat big anyway, I did change the hooks, because the ones that come with the lure are kinda flimsy! They don't dive that deep, but I don't need them too, so works out OK. I'm not gonna give up on them, just gonna try in different area,they might get me some fish then!
February 20, 2011