Fatso Crank is an unusual, surface crankbait. The large, compact body and shallow diving depth makes this lure absolutely unique. It is easy to find similar lures elsewhere, but not in these trophy fish getting sizes. The Fatso Crank really is a unique and deadly effective weapon!
How to Fish:
The Fatso Crank is excellent for both casting and trolling. It is a shallow-running lure that works best depths of down to 3m; however, when trolling the addition of extra weight makes it run much deeper. The weight should be used on a paternoster link fixed about 1-1.5m in front of the lure; the weights should be matched to the depth. When used for casting the Fatso Crank only dives to 0.5m, making it perfect for hunting large predators in shallow water amid submerged vegetation. You can even use it on the surface effectively, just keep the rod tip high and see how it pushes a prominent wave in front of itself, or allow it to just submerge and “bulge” the surface. A very effective tactic is to break the retrieve from time to time and give the lure a couple of jerks; this imitates a wounded fish and can be a very important trigger for predators. The Fatso Crank is a wonderful lure for summer catfish feeding near the surface. It is very important to use suitable tackle with the Fatso Crank: we recommend a stiff rod of 2.1 to 2.4m long coupled with a multiplier and strong braided line.