Deep Diving Crankbaits

Fishing Tackle | Hard Baits | Crankbaits

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.

Tackle Recommendations

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.

Best Fishing Techniques

Burn it – super fast retrieve

Steady retrieve

Stop and go retrieve


What Eats Them

Largemouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Spotted Bass

Northern Pike


Many other fish will eat a crankbait as well.

Shop Some of the Best Crankbaits

LiveTarget Crankbaits

Rapala Crankbaits

Strike King Crankbaits

Bagley Crankbaits

Livingston Lures Crankbaits

Storm Crankbaits

Rebel Crankbaits

Mann’s Crankbaits

Norman Crankbaits

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