I have noticed that a lot of my fellow fisherman don’t pay a lot of attention when they are rigging their plastics. Take the time out to make sure the bait is rigged straight, and check it every few casts. The more natural a bait looks in the water, the more appealing it is to those weary bass. Paying attention to detail can play an important part in your fishing success.
If you want to give your crankbaits a little more flash, replace the back treble with a teaser treble of the same size. The feathers or mylar will give the bait more flash and different look. When used on suspending baits, on a pause, the pulsating action of the feathers will drive the fish crazy.
Parallel cranking is one of the most effective techniques when covering narrow flats, rip-rap or gently sloping banks. Not only does it keep your bait in the strike zone for much more of your cast, it often gives the fish an angle of deflection they haven’t seen, provoking a reaction strike.