Best Lipless Crankbait Reel
Omnia collects thousands of detailed fishing reports from anglers across the country to power our local recommendations. Here are the top Reels recommendations for using the Lipless Crankbaits technique mentioned in fishing reports from anglers near you.
Shimano SLX Casting Reel
Cave Run Lake (KY)
Matthew Tomolonis reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Lipless Crankbaits technique and Shimano SLX Casting Reel on Cave Run Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Fish have moved out to deeper banks close to shallow water. They’re waiting in these areas to move up and spawn. "
Lake Hartwell (GA, SC)
WhiskyFisherman reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Lipless Crankbaits technique and Shimano SLX Casting Reel on Lake Hartwell. Additional comments from this report: "Traveled down to Lake Hartwell to fish on Friday ahead of the cold front. Water conditions were good with visibility of 8+ ft and temps of 57-60 around the main channel islands and near the dam. Slightly more stained with visibility of 3+ ft and slightly higher temps up to 62 as we moved above Clemson Road in Six and Twenty Creek. Air temps were in the mid-to-high 70s with 5-10 mph winds and mostly sunny skies until late afternoon. Bait fish were plentiful up the Creek on primary and secondary points, but we found zero bites. Much better luck in and around the main channel in a variety of spots: (1) around points and pockets on the Tugaloo River side of Shaw Island using a 3.8” Keitech Swing Impact FAT Swimbait in Electric Shad; (2) along docks ~ 1.5 miles up on the north side of the Tugaloo using a 6.5” Zoom Trick Worm in Green Pumpkin on a 3/16 oz Owner Ultrahead Shaky Head; and (3) on the rip-rap around Big Oaks Recreation Center near the dam using a Jackall TN 70 Lipless Crankbait in Craw Fish. "
Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel
Mosinee Flowage (WI)
Robert Phipps reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Lipless Crankbaits technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Mosinee Flowage. Additional comments from this report: "Had a few hours and spent the time trolling around the launch area, caught small males by the dam and a lot of walleyes. Good place to start but not a lot of fish around at the moment in this area."
River Rat Fishing
Bass Lake (IN)
River Rat Fishing reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Lipless Crankbaits technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Bass Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Air temp 62, water temp 72. Rainy and cool. The bite was good all morning"
Lake Griffin (FL)
Omnia Fishing reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Lipless Crankbaits technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Lake Griffin. Additional comments from this report: "Fish the offshore Hydrilla tops and edges with a lipless crank bait. There has still been a good number of pre-spawners off shore."
Shimano Curado MGL 150 Casting Reel
Lake Norman (NC)
Ben Hutchins reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Lipless Crankbaits technique and Shimano Curado MGL 150 Casting Reel on Lake Norman. Additional comments from this report: "I caught fish throwing the lipless around docks. Let it fall and jig it back to the boat."
Lake Dora (FL)
Connor Lacy reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Lipless Crankbaits technique and Shimano Curado MGL 150 Casting Reel on Lake Dora. Additional comments from this report: "Finding offshore shell beds and hard spots. Hopping and dragging the trap along the bottom in 4-8 feet of water. "
Kalamazoo Lake (MI)
Phelptwan reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Lipless Crankbaits technique and Shimano Curado MGL 150 Casting Reel on Kalamazoo Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Water temp 72, wind about 10mph constant, 20mph gusts. Slightly cloudy, but pretty warm. The only bait I caught fish on today was the Rat-L-Trap, but I caught 40-50 Bass, and culled 7 times total. I caught a lot of keepers that didn't help with weight as well. The trick seemed to be ripping the trap through the edges of submerged vegetation. Once the trap popped free of the vegetation, wham. I also had some luck ripping the baits along seawalls and laydowns as well. I went up into Silver lake and found a small hump covered with vegetation that the shad were jumping over where it seemed the bass had corralled them. I sat there and ripped my trap through the edges of the hump and culled 5 times. There were also a TON of pike biting. I caught as many pike as I did bass. I also caught a salmon on the rat-l-trap."
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Will Burch reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Lipless Crankbaits technique and Shimano SLX Casting Reel on Patoka Lake. Additional comments from this report: "One of my favorite baits in the pre-spawn is a lipless crank bait. I like to fish the bait around wood cover which can be trick at times. I pair this bait with a stouter rod and heavier line for this application. The longer stiffer rod allows me to steer my bait clear of wood. With a stouter rod paired with heavier line you can horse those big bass right out of cover and into your kayak. "