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!''
4-time Bassmaster Classic® Champion (including 2010 and 2011)
7-time Bassmaster® Angler of the Year
Top of Bass crank baits for this area of NC!
Too bad my father could not have lived to this time of his fishing life? I've sent him a couple of the square bill crank baits, hope they got to heaven and have some nice lakes up there. The largest bass he ever caught was 10 lb 10 ozs and he won a brand new 4 hp Evenrude motor with his prize. He taught me every thing I know about fishing in the late 1940's, all of 1950's, 1960's and most of the 1970's. He could have been a great competator for KVD.
June 19, 2012
One Bad bait
It will catch everything from Bass to White perch. Great action and the size of the hooks are good when Landed a 4 lb.
June 14, 2012
These crankbaits caught bass when other baits didn't. I used the Bluegill color in clear water and the Gizzard shad in cloudy water.
June 11, 2012
I love almost everything about this lure. The only problem I have is that the front hook seems to get caught on the bill more frequently than other square bills.
June 8, 2012
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.
The 1.5 is smaller then the 2.5. Let the fish tell you what they want, sometimes they want a smaller profile bait sometimes they want a larger one. Also always try to match the hatch. If you see that the forage fish seem to be smaller in your area go with the 1.5 and vice versa with the 2.5. Its always good to have a few in each size readily available.
Basically size and that's it. You have to study the forage in your fishing area to figure out which size you want. I fish in the Susquehanna River and the forage here is usually small so I go with the 1.5. Plus I am a smallmouth fisherman so smallmouth will like the smaller bait.
I'm not afraid to use mine in a grassy area. I try to make sure that they tick the top of the grass and weed beds. I've used them in ponds in my area and have been sucessful in catching bass with them.