A Bass Pro Exclusive! 2011 Bassmaster Classic's winning lure!
This overbuilt chunk of a scrumptious bass treat rumbles down to the ideal depth for a do-it-all cranker. The key with this Strike King™ crank is to bump it off cover—the square lip prevents most snags, and it's the easiest way to indicate to Mr. Greensides that this is his most attractive option. Add the perfect color schemes, and you're in the money!
Scrumptious bass treat
Rumbles down to a 3'-6' plane
Square lip prevents most snags
Perfect color schemes
''With Strike King crankbaits tied on, catching has been a whole lot easier!''
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7-time Bassmaster® Angler of the Year
Yes, it should work for pike. I would suggest the 2.5 size. Although I was targeting bass, I also caught numerous pickerel on the chartreuse crazy shad color. The largest pickerel was 30 inches. I see no reason why it wouldn't work for pike. As for walleye, I'm not sure. The lure only dives 5 feet. On 14 lb. mono, I was getting a depth of around 4 feet.
I have a KVD 1.5, and it is silent, no rattles. The Strike King catalog lists the KVD 1.5 as .."no internal rattles for a silent approach". Your page shows the KVD 1.5 and 1.0 with rattles, so need to make sure that is accurate.
They sell both types, on with rattles and one without. The school of thought are two fold, one if the water is super clear then throw the silent. If dingy throw the rattles or after they quit biting throw the silent style.
They both catch fish, but to make it easier: the place where you're fishing, does it have bluegill? Go with bluegill. Does it have much more abundant minnow baitfish, shiners, shad, herring, alewives? River Minnow.
The sexy shad and black back chartreuse have worked great for me. The yellow and white colors show great in the murky water. I just ordered one of the chartreuse crazy shad for a little extra flash. It appears to have very small reflectors on the side to give a little more shine. Haven't used it yet though so can't recommend it yet. Hope this helps. Happy fishing!