Lipless crankbaits are arguably the best search bait on the market. A lipless crankbait is a crankbait without a lip. To get the lure to drop to certain depths, you must cast it out and wait to retrieve it. The longer you wait, the deeper the lure will run. These lures are best used in 4 to 12 feet of water. Most lipless crankbaits have rattles in them, and if they don’t, find one that does. The noise drives fish crazy. You can often hear the noise of the lure 10 feet away from your boat as you are winding it in.
Rod, Reel & Line
Lipless Crankbaits are used mostly on baitcasters but you can break out your spinning gear too for lipless crankbaits. There are many different sizes, so you may be using light tackle with 4 to 6 pound test line while target trout in streams or going with heavy tackle while targeting big largemouth bass, northern pike and even muskie. Take a look below to learn some of the best ways you can fish a lipless crankbait.