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Cousin Rick and brother Mike hit SW Park today, and managed 22 bass. Most were caught on pop rs, and cranks, and T rigged mag finesse.15 were over fourteen, most ran between 2-3 pounds. Biggest was four.
Makes me wonder how many they could have caught if they just had sense enough to throw the c rigged speedcraw..lol
 

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Randleman Regional Reservoir, electric-only end which launches out of Southwest Park a bit off Groometown Road.

Sounds like a good day. I've been up to SW Park a few times earlier this year and had decent fishing but still slower than expected. Nothing like that so far.
 
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I talk to guys all the time at the new Dunhams in Asheboro about fishing Lake Lucas. I tell them to carolina rig main lake points with speedcraws and they will catch fish. They walk to the register with 100 bux worth of Rapala chuckleing like they know something I dont. I dont ever show them pictures of the big girls ive hauled out. Sure didnt catch any of them on a crank bait.

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I talk to guys all the time at the new Dunhams in Asheboro about fishing Lake Lucas. I tell them to carolina rig main lake points with speedcraws and they will catch fish. They walk to the register with 100 bux worth of Rapala chuckleing like they know something I dont. I dont ever show them pictures of the big girls ive hauled out. Sure didnt catch any of them on a crank bait.

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I loath crankbaits, not crazy about spinner baits, seems like im always top water or worm. I just enjoy those two more.
 

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I texas rig carolina rig the most for a moving bait ill throw chatterbaits around structure but im not so sold on it that I wont quickly trig the same structure.

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Lol. They don't hate plastics, they're just set in their ways. Texas rigged worms is their forte'. The speed craw is the most amazing plastic bait I have ever used. I caught a seven and three other good fish off of a hump that two or three boats beat to death with cranks, without success. We went straight there, and the big girl mashed the speedcraw on my first cast!
I would put that bait against any other critter bait on the market. It has NO equals...
 

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Lol. They don't hate plastics, they're just set in their ways. Texas rigged worms is their forte'. The speed craw is the most amazing plastic bait I have ever used. I caught a seven and three other good fish off of a hump that two or three boats beat to death with cranks, without success. We went straight there, and the big girl mashed the speedcraw on my first cast!
I would put that bait against any other critter bait on the market. It has NO equals...
I have learned to love the speedcraw.

I hear a lake referred to as 'not a Texas rig lake' I just smile. Sounds suspiciously like a challenge. That being said, I have learned a love for the Carolina rig in the last couple years, and also for the shakey head jig, which was a hard sell for me. I know cranks have their place, and I have caught fish on them (no, really), but if someone said I had to choose between a crankbait and a Carolina rig speedcraw for the rest of my life, I wouldn't give the crankbait a moment's thought.
 

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Fished RRR south west park on Wednesday June 4th. Second tine this year 1st time nothing. Followed all advise about rig about speed craws. Lost 3 in the lay downs and they were pulling hard. 12 1/2 in in the yack. Best advise I ever listened to. Fishing out of my new Slayer Propel an awesome fishing machine fish all the time and just keep peddeling slow along the shore. Will be back next Wednesday
 

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I have learned to love the speedcraw.

I hear a lake referred to as 'not a Texas rig lake' I just smile. Sounds suspiciously like a challenge. That being said, I have learned a love for the Carolina rig in the last
couple years, and also for the shakey head jig, which was a hard sell for me. I know cranks have their place, and I have caught fish on them (no, really), but if someone said I had to choose between a crankbait and a Carolina rig speedcraw for the rest of my life, I wouldn't give the crankbait a moment's thought.
Caught this one with a Speed Craw on a Shakey Head.
 

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Old thread, but the answer typically has been some variant of green pumpkin. If the water is stained I'll dip the claws in chartreuse Spike-It. Some like black, blue, or some red, but the green pumpkin is the winner in my tackle box (and Jerry's, I also know that from fishing with him).
 

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Just another opinion...

I know this is an old thread, but I'll add my $0.02. Comparing crank baits to a whatever rigged sped craw, or any other plastic, I just analyze it this way...

Good crank bait, $8.00 to $15.00

Entire C-Rig, About $1.25

Not a real question if you ask me.
 
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