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The last two weeks I’ve been watching these MLF Pro’s deep cranking. They are turning the reel handle absolutely as fast as it will turn. They are not cranking it down and slowing up once they reach depth they are just flat smoking it the entire time.  KVD was getting cramps in his hand earlier today from the speed he was winding

Question, what speed reels are they cranking with and what size line.  They are simply winding faster than I have ever seen.  Way faster than a buzz bait. 

Some of you all tell us novices what is going on and if this is the way you fish these deep divers, cause I been doing it way wrong. 

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bill to me getting a bass to bite, it all boils down to depth and speed.  waaaaaaaay back, i broke the mold on summer fishing.  way back, we were all throwing worms.  most were using a 1/4 or a g

On another note Quill, you introduced me to Baltimore Blonde at jig fest.  That’s no way to treat a friend, I’m addicted.     

Well KVD pulled it off.  He fessed up at the end to what he was using.  The reel, being what we were most interested in, was a Lew's BB1 in 6:4:1 ratio.  28 inches per turn.  He also was using a Lew's

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I have just never seen the speed they are running these 7XD and deeper cranks. Simply as fast as you can turn the handle  

I’ve watched KVD simply wear down in the last 3 hrs he is working so hard at turning that reel handle. Jordan Lee  could in no way have turned his handle faster yesterday and it was just like that last week and even some on Travis in pretty cold water. 

Like to know how much tuning it takes to make ANY crank bait run true at those speeds 
 

Really interesting. 

 

 

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Well Bill you got me to look, and it was worth it as EE boated an 8 lb 9 oz fish.  And that fish appeared to be spawned out or at least partly spawned out.  

No idea what the gear ratio is on those reels, could be low ratio for the power and maybe that is the reason they are cranking so fast.  EE would crank, crank, crank, and then stop and pull it a few feet, then do it again, whereas KVD was just straight out cranking.  

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25 minutes ago, Bill Babler said:

I have just never seen the speed they are running these 7XD and deeper cranks. Simply as fast as you can turn the handle  

I’ve watched KVD simply wear down in the last 3 hrs he is working so hard at turning that reel handle. Jordan Lee  could in no way have turned his handle faster yesterday and it was just like that last week and even some on Travis in pretty cold water. 

Like to know how much tuning it takes to make ANY crank bait run true at those speeds 
 

Really interesting. 

 

 

Hey Bill, he uses a 5:3:1 reel, easier to turn. 

 

Don’t be afraid to take a chartreuse and powder blue 6XD to some of your smallmouth points and do the same, if it’s deflecting off the bottom, they will smoke it this time of year.

 

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As a matter of fact I tried that after watching them the last few weeks. I could not make it run true. I tried 3 new ones and they all ran sideways no matter what I did, at that speed. I was running a 7 to 1. 

I could slow it down and it would run OK, but I wanted to try fast and it didn’t work for me. That’s why I posed the thread.

I could swim a Keitech or fish a jig and catch them.  Nothing cranking.

  Kevin is totally smoked out. Bet he sleeps good tonight if he’s not to sore, he is moaning on every cast
 

 

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KVD is super careful about tuning the baits and is relentless with fast cranking. I know a guy named Poindexter here in Missouri that’s one of the best fast crankers I’ve ever seen. I got drawn to fish with him once at Stockton in a B.A.S.S. Tourney and everyone said I lucked out getting him for a draw. He told me that when he’s fast cranking, sometimes  they hit so hard the reel handle feels like it turns backwards! 😂

I know guys were telling me last week they were catching some 3 and 4 pounders in 12-15 FOW last week at LOZ. 

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KVD is simply worn down. I just can't get my head around Ultra Fast cranking with a 5.3 when you can get more speed on minimal handle turns with a faster reel.  And for that matter not Kill yourself. I can throw an A-rig all day and not be as worn out as he is and I'm in my middle 60's. 

I just don't understand the physics of it. 

Jordan Lee yesterday Was turning even faster, but he is younger. 

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1 hour ago, Mitch f said:

KVD is super careful about tuning the baits and is relentless with fast cranking. I know a guy named Poindexter here in Missouri that’s one of the best fast crankers I’ve ever seen. I got drawn to fish with him once at Stockton in a B.A.S.S. Tourney and everyone said I lucked out getting him for a draw. He told me that when he’s fast cranking, sometimes  they hit so hard the reel handle feels like it turns backwards! 😂

I know guys were telling me last week they were catching some 3 and 4 pounders in 12-15 FOW last week at LOZ. 

I can attest to the hard strikes. Having 3-4 feet of slack knocked in your line on a fast moving bait. Fun way but not a predictable way to catch fish. Usually just something you can stumble across this time of year

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