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90% of Anglers Fish A Crankbait Wrong! Try These Retrieves!

The majority of anglers fish a crankbait wrong. Use these retrieves to increase your success on the water and catch more big bass!

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  1. Matt i know this is an older video and I hope you take this with the intention of helping Your way of wording your videos are coming off as i know everything and 90 percent of you are wrong I like some of your videos but you might want to rethink how you word your titles js

  2. You are a man who is incapable of talking without using your hands. Hence why you cannot continue to demonstrate what you're doing while you're talking. My wife is that way too.

  3. I discovered this by trial and error on my first time kayak fishing and using a crankbait. I recognized it will dive when I really crank it – and bass would HIT it immediately. It was thrilling. I’ll def try some of these other techniques!!! Thanks for making this!

  4. Great video Matt! I just started to regularly use crank baits and after watching your video a few days ago I did the fast reel, stop, fast reel technique today and caught 3 bass at the end of my morning outing. I would not have caught these had it not been for your video. Tight lines, thanks so much.

  5. Yes. Both learn to retrieve your crankbaits (and every other lure), as well as replace your trebles with chemically sharpened hooks. I guarantee that you will hook more bites.

    Yes it costs money, but if you’re a competitor it’s worth it.

  6. Man I watched this video and thought there’s no way these methods help that much. Ended up going fishing shortly afterwards and nothing was biting so I threw on a crankbait. I said screw it and tried the 2nd method from this video and landed my personal best on 1st or 2nd cast. (I haven’t caught anything on crankbait this year up until now) Needless to say, I’m subscribing😁

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