Finesse 'Excaliber' Lipless Crankbaits
Vibes, Lipless Crankbaits, or Rattle Baits as they are also called, because of the noise the internal ball bearings generate when the lure is being worked, are reaction-strike lures that can be cast long distances or jigged vertically against structure. While it may seem counterintuitive to throw a lure with two exposed treble hooks around weed, you actually want to “hang” your lure in the vegetation, retrieving it by just barely ticking the tops of the grass. When you do feel your bait get “hung,” sharply pop your rod upwards once or twice. This oftentimes triggers the target species into biting. You can also fish lipless cranks in cooler, deeper waters and use a vertical jigging ‘yo-yo’ technique. Lift your rod tip from a 9 o’clock to 11 o’clock position, and let your bait fall on a semi-slack line.
Depending on the depth you are fishing the weight of the vibe can be tuned with the addition of tungsten putty.
A great choice for targeting species ranging from Flathead to Barra, Bass or reefies.