Uncanny ability to bounce off cover without hanging up
Pair of super-sharp XCalibur Tx3 inline trebles
When bass are active in shallow water, Alton Jones pulls out a Square Bill. Its stubby lip imparts a wild, frantic action at any speed, and keeps the bait from blowing out on a double-quick retrieve. We’re talking controlled mayhem at 0–3 feet, with an uncanny ability to bounce off cover without hanging up. Sporting a pair of super-sharp XCalibur Tx3 inline trebles, the Square Bill is as close to a sure thing as you’ll find!
''Burn an XCalibur Foxy Lady XCS crankbait through rocks and wood and you will know what a reaction bite feels like!'' Alton Jones 2008 Bassmaster Classic® Champion
Rated 5 out of 5 by jzFish Great square bill
Well I am quickly becoming a square bill crank fan. I have used the 1.5 and 2.5 for awhile and always do well with them. I have always changed the hooks on them however. Finally I saw these Xcaliburs and thought well I know I won't have to change the hooks on those. Probably the fifth cast with one of these and it got slammed by a largemouth on a cold/bluebird/windy day. Needless to say I have picked up several more. They have better finishes than strike king, come with an oval split ring, and the hooks are sticky sharp. I haven't lost one yet and bounce them through tons of rocks, laydowns, etc. Great lure.
February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by erbriscoe can't stop setting the hook
I started using the craw colors this last year in a tournament on Rend Lake . We were bouncing them off rocks , wood and just ripping them. I have caught hundreds of bass off these lures. I cannot begin to tell you of all the success we have had using these lures. The square bill action drives the bass crazy . It bounces off wood and rocks great with very little snags.
February 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bassman2181 schooling bass
this is a great bait when bass are schooling on shad. just cast it and hold on
December 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DALFISH Best Crankbait I Have to Date
I bought this lure in the 2" size in foxy lady, citrus shad, and pumpkinseed. I've only used it once and I caught a nice largemouth even though there wasn't much of a bite. I plan on getting it in Rayburn red too. Great lure.
September 3, 2012
I have been using the 100 series and have had great success, but I have recently purchased 5 or 6 in the 200 series. If I catch as many in the 200 series as I have in the 100 series I will be hooked on them as well.
It depends on what I want to accomplish. If I'm just looking to quickly boat my limit, or find/stir up a school, I'll throw the 100. If I'm just looking for bites from the big baddies, I'll throw a 200 or 300.
I just bought 19 and caught a 2 pound bass about 10th cast... I bought the Kvd square bill crankbait set and i feel like this one lure alone will catch me more fish then the 9-12 i got out the Kvd set! Ima go grab me a 24 and a 44 they both look great!
Depending on local forage, the colors I would consider are 45, 59, 61 and 99 if the water is clear. These colors are most natural. If stained to muddy water I would consider 19, 24, and 44. Colors 21 and 43 might work for both conditions. However I must say I have done well with the brighter colors even in clear water at times when the fish were aggressive.