Best crankbait for trout

167235200Q. What size crankbaits would be best for trout? (Rainbow, brown, and brook trout are the ones that I want to catch.) And what type (lipless, pin’s minnow, topwater popper, etc.)

A. The very smallest sized crank baits you can find seem to work best for me. One to two-inches long are the perfect size, with skinny baits working better than fatter ones. I have my best luck on floating minnow baits when I twitch them repeatedly below the surface, as well as with small shallow to medium diving crankbaits that run one to four-feet deep.

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5 Responses to “Best crankbait for trout”

  1. lojack
    July 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    they work best for me too

  2. Tsaur
    August 26, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    Yea ive caught a ton of trout on that size. Mostly rainbow.

  3. Jamie
    October 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    In the fall when stream browns are most aggressive, try using the 2.25″ versions made by Lelands or Dynamic Lures. Work like a charm everytime!

  4. ghost
    October 19, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    chicken liver

  5. life time
    December 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    chicken liver :)

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