Featured Bait: Yo-Zuri 3DB 1.5 Series Squarebill Crankbait - Major League Fishing

Featured Bait: Yo-Zuri 3DB 1.5 Series Squarebill Crankbait

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May 25, 2021 • MLF • Champions Club

Delivering JDM quality and performance at an affordable price, the Yo-Zuri 3DB Series 1.5 Squarebill Crankbait is built with precision engineering to give anglers the best crankbait that money can buy. Made for searching through shallow water grass, wood, docks and rocks, the Yo-Zuri 3DB Series 1.5 Squarebill Crankbait features a precisely shaped lip, which creates an erratic hunting action and unpredictable deflections off cover that induces aggressive strikes from predators. It also features Yo-Zuri’s patented wave-motion ribbing along the belly that provides even more disturbance as it moves through the water.

Great for any season of the year, the Yo-Zuri 3DB Series 1.5 Squarebill Crankbait excels in any shallow water environment and is armed with premium split rings and razor-sharp black nickel treble hooks to ensure anglers hook and land more fish. Offered in a range of highly realistic colors that are second-to-none, the Yo-Zuri 3DB Series 1.5 Squarebill Crankbait is a must-have when you’re hunting down bass in shallow water.

How to Rig

Rod, reel and line choice are critical components of successful squarebill fishing. A fast-action rod tip should be avoided. Opt for a moderate-action rod with plenty of parabolic mobility. A 7-foot medium or medium-heavy, moderate-fast action rod with 6:1 gear ratio reel will set you up for success.

For most situations, fluorocarbon will be the best line choice and 10- to 12-pound test is ideal, but upsizing your line may be required when targeting thicker cover. The newly released T7 Premium Fluorocarbon line from Yo-Zuri is a great choice for this setup. It’s quickly rising the ranks as the premier line choice for professional anglers and offers superior strength and sensitivity at an affordable price.

How to Fish

Cranking is one of the best ways to fish because it’s so versatile. You can throw a shallow running crankbait near hard clay bottom bank, rock bank, submerged grass and brushpiles. A crankbait mimics what a bass eats like shad, bluegill and crawfish. The key to shallow cranking is to have the bait deflecting, digging the bottom, bouncing off logs or popping it out of a stump or a rock. There’s no better way to cover a lot of shallow water than with a squarebill crankbait.

Featured Pro: Zack Birge

Birge made an immediate impact when he joined the ranks of full-time professional anglers: he earned two Top 10s his first season on the FLW Tour (2015) and was the winner of Rookie of the Year honors.

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