Strike King Pro-Model Crankbaits - 3XD Series
Great fall crankbait
The Strike King 3XD will catch fish almost any time, but it excels in the fall! When the water temps dip down to the 50's and mid 40's I cast this bait a lot. I use it around points and drop offs, bass eat it up! Like others I replace the light wire hooks that come standard, but over all this crankbait rocks!
October 23, 2013
Great Bait minus hooks
I purchased the Chartrouse with black top and it's been fantastic about getting strikes. The problem is the hooks on this bait seem weaker than say the KVD 1.5. I say this because the first time using it I caught 4 fish, however; only 1 in the boat. The other 3 came off the hooks en route. Yesterday I decide to try this again, and got another fish on, only to come off. Never have this problem with the KVD 1.5, so I definitely recommend swapping the hooks out, before you lose 4 fish on it like me =)
May 13, 2013
EXCELLENT DEEP RUNNER
I have the neon gill and it is excellent for bouncing off the bottom and getting big fish to commit. Got one 4 lbs in July and had no problem with the hooks. I use 12-14# mono and a rod that has a pretty soft tip and good backbone. Yes, if you use braid with these hooks they will flex, but the smaller size body of the lure appeals to all size bass. It has a nice wiggle and floats out of trouble in a hurry.
September 5, 2014
Awesome crankbait.. Pulls hard for a little guy, dives deep and sheds weeds as well as any crank. For the guys worried about hooks...the stock hooks are plenty sharp, and if your drag is set appropriately for crankbait fishing they won't bend. Several fish 4-5 lbs and zero issues.
October 22, 2014