Floating crankbaits

Floating crankbaits

Like the name is suggesting, the lures on this page are floating. This means that they will stay on the surface after a cast, but also that they will float to the surface when you stop reeling them in. The second charateristic becomes in handy when you have to deal with obstacles on the bottom, this way you can manouver your lure from them. Another characterstic of the floating crankbaits is that they often are shallow diving lures. With shallow diving you have to think of several meters, from about 50 cm till about 2 - 2.5 meters deep. But please note, this is not a guarantee. There are also floating crankbaits which will dive up to 6 meters.

How do you see the difference between shallow and deep diving lures?
The diving charateristic of a lure depends on multiple factors, but one factor is easy to see. This is also the most important diving characterstic of a lure, it is the blade on the front (sometimes called the lip of the lure). The more horizontal it stands on the head of lure, the deeper it will dive. A lure with a blade which almost stands 90 degrees from the head will not dive deep. Also, the bigger size of the blade, the deeper it will go. But please note, this is something you will see quickly but there are more factors which affect diving. Read more about it here.

Want to start fishing with lures? Than the floating crankbaits are one of the best lures to start with. The floating charateristic will give you the advantage that you will not quickly loose the lure to the obstacles on the bottom and these lures will catch you relatively more fish. Also for advanced anglers the floating crankbait is still an important piece of lure.

Floating lures are especially suitable for predator fishing in Europe.The will not dive deep and are therefore suitable for the many small creeks, streams or ponds. 
Is there something wrong with sinking lures? Certainly not. But they often dive deeper and are therefore not suitable for the many small waters and more suitable for large waters.

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Floating crankbaits

Like the name is suggesting, the lures on this page are floating. This means that they will stay on the surface after a cast, but also that they will float to the surface when you stop reeling them in. The second charateristic becomes in handy when you have to deal with obstacles on the bottom, this way you can manouver your lure from them. Another characterstic of the floating crankbaits is that they often are shallow diving lures. With shallow diving you have to think of several meters, from about 50 cm till about 2 - 2.5 meters deep. But please note, this is not a guarantee. There are also floating crankbaits which will dive up to 6 meters.

How do you see the difference between shallow and deep diving lures?
The diving charateristic of a lure depends on multiple factors, but one factor is easy to see. This is also the most important diving characterstic of a lure, it is the blade on the front (sometimes called the lip of the lure). The more horizontal it stands on the head of lure, the deeper it will dive. A lure with a blade which almost stands 90 degrees from the head will not dive deep. Also, the bigger size of the blade, the deeper it will go. But please note, this is something you will see quickly but there are more factors which affect diving. Read more about it here.

Want to start fishing with lures? Than the floating crankbaits are one of the best lures to start with. The floating charateristic will give you the advantage that you will not quickly loose the lure to the obstacles on the bottom and these lures will catch you relatively more fish. Also for advanced anglers the floating crankbait is still an important piece of lure.

Floating lures are especially suitable for predator fishing in Europe.The will not dive deep and are therefore suitable for the many small creeks, streams or ponds. 
Is there something wrong with sinking lures? Certainly not. But they often dive deeper and are therefore not suitable for the many small waters and more suitable for large waters.

Read more