Square bill Crankbaits- are another shallow running fishing lure that are named this because of their square billed nose that by design will swim shallow. Examples of square billed crankbaits would include Strike King KVD crankbaits, Bill Lowen IMA square bill crankbaits, and bomber square bill crankbaits.
Square bill crankbaits- are a great fishing lure to fish around cover, submerged logs, week beds, rocks, and other heavy cover. An effective fishing tactic with square bills is to bump the banks, logs, and cover that hold fish to induce reflexive strikes. Bumping cover especially in front of the nose of a fish and letting the bait suspend or fall slowly in front of the fish on your retrieve is a red hot technique that will induce a snap reflexive bite when the game fish are not typically interested in feeding.
You can control to some degree how deep you can fish these baits by the way you fish them. Heavier lines tend to cause more shallow running crankbaits. Tip: read the package to which weight line is recommended on your bait for optimum performance and depth.
A faster retrieve will take the lure deeper compared to a slower retrieve. Holding your rod tip down will assist holding the bait down during a retrieve. Holding your rod tip up during your retrieve will cause the same bait to run closer to the surface. Varying these retrieves will allow you to cover more water and assist you in finding what depth the fish are holding at. Getting your crank bait at the correct depth and in front of the fish get more bites!
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