Megabait Mega Crank wobbles with much holographic flash (continued)
cont'd: When it
comes to crankbaits in general, diving depth are always the big question in
everyoneís mind. Manufacturers specify a diving depth, but many anglers are left
frustrated, unable to achieve these stated depths. The Megabait Mega Crank
package states the diving range with a dependency of the fishing line. Thatís
why we tested the lure with both 8 and 12 pound test. Field tests in shallow
waters show that with 8 pound test we are able to achieve a diving depth of only
six feet. With the heavier 12 pound test we only were able to reach about 4 foot
depths. This could have been caused by the design of the bill or by other
factors such as true line diameter, but after many trials we still werenít able
to reach the maximum rated depth of 8 feet.
Available in 9 patterns, some
ghost and some holographic. Also notice the dorsal fin for added detailing
tested the Mega Crank over the course of an entire year and experienced no
abnormal wear or breakdowns. We did manage to take a good chunk out of the
lureís bill after casting it repeatedly into a canyon wall while fishing a tight
hole, but aside from that, the finish on our cranks held up well. We did
experience some scratches on the lureís under-belly inflicted by the lureís
sharp hooks, but some of that is to be expected Ė especially after banging the
lure around in our tackle box over the course of a year. We were actually
encouraged by the durability of the lureís finish after the canyon wall event as
we have used other lures whose finish did not fare nearly as well.
holographic pattern really shines on a bright sunny day
If thereís one
classification of bass lures that come in at a huge range price-wise, itís the
crankbait. You can find these gems ranging anywhere from two dollars to well
over $20. What most anglers seek is a lure that is complete with good build
quality, action, and value. At an MSRP of $4.99, while the Megabait crankbait
isnít the cheapest out there, but itís not even close to the most expensive.
Considering the lure has a fairly good finish and produces fish catching action,
we found the Mega Crank was offered at a very respectable price point.
This wide wobbling crankbait can
be deadly for largemouth bass
Mega Crank Crankbait Ratings
This crankbait is pretty
detailed and has good built quality using solid components
Because of its slim
profile and bill you can burn this crankbait through the water for those
active bass without loading the rod down while producing wide wobbles. We
were able to reach six foot depths with eight pound test, but couldnít reach
the maximum rating of eight feet
An overall decent price
for a crankbait
The lure uses large BBís
for better casting and audible clicks when running through the water. It
also features a holographic design for added flash
Designed with a wide
wobbling action and little water resistance, this lure moves through the
water quickly without putting much strain on your wrist
Anglers can fish the Mega
Crank for bass throughout the year if a wide wobbling crankbait is needed.
There are 3 different models for different depths
Pluses and Minuses:
Slim profile allows fast retrieves
8 pound test needed to reach 6ft depth|
Flashy holographic patterns
In todayís bass fishing
world, the angler is left with far too many choices when it comes to crankbaits.
There are so many different sizes, shapes, actions and prices. How is any angler
able to find the specific crank that fits their specific needs? As a general use
crank, the Megabait Mega Crank 65 is a good choice for bass fisherman. The build
quality is up to par and the lure provides good action and sound sufficient to
attract strikes from predatory fish. The Mega Crank serves well as a search tool
because you can burn it back to the boat without overloading your rod like a
larger billed crank might. The lure produces a nice, wide wobble at all speeds
that most bass canít seem to resist. If this sounds like the characteristics
that make up a crankbait worthy of your tackle box, then the Megabait Mega Crank
is a lure you should definitely try.
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