Strike King Pro-Model Crankbaits - 3XD Series
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
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
Needs better hardware
While the bait did outsanding dredging it, every time we caught one 4lbs or better the hooks were bent beyond use. The hardware on these baits are not strike kings. I suggest before you take it out upgrade the hooks and all split rings. Other than that the hit this bait better than any other red bait I had.
July 23, 2014
Great Prespawn Bait!
This is a great crank, especially around the prespawn in the Orange Belly Craw and Chili Craw colors. Just the right amount of rattle, a good compact size, and being able to bang along the bottom in 10' of water really help this one shine.
March 7, 2014