DAVE LEFEBRE: Why Shallow Cranking is One of my Early Prespawn Go-Tos - Major League Fishing

DAVE LEFEBRE: Why Shallow Cranking is One of my Early Prespawn Go-Tos

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The Rapala BX Brat is one of Dave Lefebre's go-to baits during early prespawn. Photo by Garrick Dixon
April 20, 2020 • Dave Lefebre • Angler Columns

The water temperatures are still in the upper 40s here in Pennsylvania, so we’re still in the early stages of prespawn. Call it PRE-prespawn. But one of the baits I’m using a lot in these conditions – as fish start to migrate back toward spawning coves – is a shallow crankbait.

The Rapala BX Brat has become my go-to shallow crankbait since I first started throwing it as a prototype. It’s a hard-vibrating balsa bait, so it’s really good for cranking through the kind of scattered grass I’m fishing right now in early prespawn.

Take a look at one of my recent videos, where I explain the gear and all the little details of catching early prespawn bass with this awesome bait.

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