Research shows that a red blood trail triggers an aggressive feeding response in predatory fish. To create this image these Strike King Crankbaits are equipped with premium Bleeding Bait Hooks and have Blood Trail paint jobs which, combined with the wide-wobbling Pro-Model® actions, spark this feeding instinct.
Series 1: 1/4 oz; Dives 2'-5' Series 3: 1/4 oz; Dives 5'-8' Series 5: 1/2 oz; Dives 10'-14' Mini 3: 3/16 oz; Dives 4'-6'
Rated 4 out of 5 by DustMaster Great for Smallies
Only used it for one trip so far. Caught a bunch of smallies floating a river. Didn't get snagged up much. Great lure!
June 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigbluefisherman Incredible Bait!!!
I've always heard the saying, "Bigger bait, bigger fish" and this crank bait made me a believer. I bought the Series 3 Firetiger Bleeding bait and thought why not. I have read the reviews, read all the advice from the pros, so I bought one. I should have bought two. Anyway, my first cast of the morning yielded a nice largemouth of about 4 lbs. Second cast of the morning as I was retrieving my lure I felt what I thought was a strike. It actually turned out to be a mis-strike, the fish struck the lure but missed and hooked itself in the belly trying to make off with the lure. As I am reeling in this nice size largemouth (mind you I have heard of people catching 2 bass on one lure, I have never witnessed it). A larger bass comes out of nowhere and rips the lure out of the bass' belly that I am reeling in and then the larger bass is hooked in the mouth and the two fish start fighting over the lure. I only landed one of the two but it happened to be the larger of the two. See the attached picture for evidence. I have it laying next to my foot because I didn't have a tape measure. My foot is exactly 12 inches long. It weighed in at 5 1/2 lbs. I was extremely impressed by this lure. It will continue to be part of my arsenal.
July 3, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rootjk sick lure!
Like google, I love all things Strikeking. So this lure is a no-brainer. Although it'll trigger a lot of strikes from Pike and Pickerel, it's still a good bass bait.
June 28, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by bassfanil87 awesome
This is prolly the best crankbait I have ever used! I have been hooking 2-6lb bass on the charteusse and theres a black one with sparkles. those are the two that i have used and they have been great. I have been using them in local ponds in illinois!
May 20, 2011
Your best hooks, in my opinion, are made by VMC, Mustad, or Eagle Claw. I like using # 2 sized treble hooks on these since they will give you a bigger hook and better hookset. I have caught fish on the original hooks but they get dull quickly and they are # 4 size. The smaller the number, the bigger the hook. Hope this helps.
I think it depends on water temperature and clarity. I have been doing most of my fishing in the black (brackish) waters of VA and NC and anything chartreuse works great. I have been using Berkley Power bait of the black and chartreuse color and firetiger crawdads and minnows from Strikeking and Rebel. I have also been using Chartreuse spinner baits. Keep in mind that the water clarity is black to muddy and the temps have been in the 80's to 90's. I hope this helps.
The best color would depend on water conditions. Something that resembles the forage base where you fish would be good in clearer water (i.e. Gizzard Shad or Tenn. Shad). In darker water brighter colors like Firetiger or Chartreuse Shad would be better.