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The DT® (Dives-To) series of crankbaits, dive fast to a preset depth and stay in the “strike zone” longer than any than other crankbait on the market. Made from the top seven percent of balsa wood, this consistently perfect wood combined with carefully placed internal weights, tapered fuselage and thin tail design creates the ultimate crankbait action, found only in the DT family. Ultra-thin polycarbonate lip digs the bait down quickly to desired depth. Swimming with a side-to-side action only balsa crankbaits can achieve, the DT cranks deep, yet pulls with ease. Perfectly weighted to rest in a “quick-dive” nose down position allowing for immediate descent to desired depth, the DT® can be easily cast 150 feet. Simply put, the farther the cast, the longer the bait stays in the strike zone. It's the most effective way to cover more water and catch more fish. Internal baritone rattle is tuned for best sound performance. Premiere finishes in all the right color patterns, finished with 3D holographic or painted eyes. All come with premium VMC® black nickel hooks. Each lure is hand-tuned and tank-tested to swim perfectly right out of the box.
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Fishing Medium Diving Crankbaits During the Fall
When the water temperatures are dropping in the fall, crankin’ is one of the best ways to locate schools of fish. As the seasons transition from summer to fall, bass move to shallow cover and feed. Bass that have been living offshore all summer begin to make their way up to the shallows, stopping in key locations to feed. Grass lines are one of these stopping points. Just like in the summertime, finding irregularities in the grass are the keys to finding fish. Using your electronics allows you to be as efficient as possible with your time on the water. Small points or turns in the grass are high percentage places that can hold a high volume of fish.
When the fall transition begins, it’s a signal for fish to start moving shallow and feed. For Patrick Walters this means one thing, crankin’. Submerged grass can be tricky to fish with a crankbait, but changing line size and the rod you are able to have greater control of the running depth. If the crankbait is running too deep, it gets hung in the roots of the grass, if it's too shallow it goes over the top of the fish. In this situation, Patrick uses a Rapala DT 6, a crankbait that dives 6 feet deep. The grass line he is targeting is about 6 feet deep, growing 3 feet into the water column. To keep this 6 foot diving bait in the zone, Patrick upsizes his line size to 14lb and holds his rod at a 45° angle, keeping the bait running perfectly on the tips of the grass.