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February BASS Fishing Tips (Bill Lowen Winter & Early Spring Cranking Secrets)[BEST Crankbait Lures]

Bill Lowen tells, One thing you want to do when fishing crankbaits in the winter and early spring is parallel the banks. Keep the bait in the bass’s strike zone as long as you possibly can. The key is to get it to crawl over the rocks and stay in the strike zone. Bill Lowen has 4 different crankbaits on deck in this bass fishing video. He’s got a flat side crankbait, a KVD squarebill, a balsa crankbait and a red eye shad lipless crankbait. If your bait is fouled up, you’re not going to get bass bites. Having a variety of baits, Dollar Bill Lowen can be efficient.

Are you fishing crankbaits in the late winter and early spring? If you aren’t, you should be. Shallow crankbait fishing should be a part of any angler’s arsenal, especially for late winter and early springtime bass fishing. While bass are transitioning from their winter patterns to pre-spawn, many are gorging on crawfish and other baitfish. This pre-spawn feeding frenzy makes shallow cranking a perfect technique to match everything on their menu. In this seminar, Bill Lowen breaks down how to fish shallow crankbaits during the late winter and early spring.
Lowen breaks down the key differences between lipless, squarebill, and flat-sided crankbaits. Each of the three plays a very different, but crucial role in any anglers lineup. Lowen also explains how to retrieve each of the three baits, and shares his tips for fishing flat-sided and squarebill crankbaits in heavy cover.

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  1. Living in the the shallows with a slow retrieve and occasional speed crank or two. Rapala OG Slim 6 in Sliver and SPRO Rockcrawlers. Just hit the bottom on rip-rap in warmer areas and it's money.
    Being in a kayak, I do a lot of parallel retrieves. More than 2 foot clarity, it's all parallel every cast in the color zone. 1 foot of clarity and it's 45 degree angle casts. No clarity and I am fan casting the banks and cover.

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