Don’t Overlook Shallow Crankbaits
fall the lures anglers can use to catch spring bass, none are more misunderstood than the category of crankbaits known as “square bills,” so named because of their distinctive short, squared-off diving lips. It only took Yamaha Pro Dave Mansue one fish, however, to decide he liked the lures and to study them thoroughly.
“That was a long time ago,” laughs Mansue, a veteran Bassmaster® Open contender and winner of the Northern Open in 2009. “The basic lure design is not new, but manufacturers have really improved these lures so today bass fishermen are gradually re-discovering how effective they can be.