Deep diving crankbaits are crankbaits with long, wide lips. The longer and wider the lip, the deeper the lure dives when it is retrieved. Most deep crankbaits will run anywhere from 8 to 12 feet, however some can reach depths greater than 20 feet when trolled on a long line. Crankbaits are an excellent search bait. They resemble a fish, have lots of action, and those with rattles make tons of noise.
Rod, Reel & Line
Deep Diving Crankbaits are used mostly on baitcasters but you can break out your spinning gear too for them. Most of the deep divers are heavier lures that work better with heavier tackle. Most of the time, anglers will be targeting bass, northern pike and even muskie with these crankbaits so you may be using line anywhere from 12 to 50 pound test line.