How to Fish & Proper Equipment with Lipless Crankbaits

Scott Suggs shares some useful tips on varying lipless crankbait retrieves, and his rod and line preferences for the presentation and time of year.

Casting and winding is a common mantra when it comes to fishing lipless crankbaits, but professional bass fisherman Scott Suggs doesn't adhere to that one size fits all approach. In this video, he shares some different retrieve styles based on the structure and cover...a steep break vs. shallow flat requires working the lure differently to be effective. He also brings to light the importance of the correct rod action and line types - although technically a crankbait, the lipless variety is often fished much differently than standard cranks. Rod action and line stretch are a system that demands understanding, and it's delivered here.


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