Strike King 10XD CrankbaitsThe Strike King 10XD Crankbaits have revolutionized offshore fishing, offering anglers a completely new way to approach the deeper structure in excess of 25 feet. Before the introduction of the 10XD crankbait anglers had to pick their poison when targeting schools of bass offshore. While jigs and worms are highly effective, they also attract strikes from small bass, often resulting in catching numbers of cookie cutter 12" fish instead of the bigger fish in the school. The big fish simply can't get to the bait before those small fish. To target bigger fish, you could use a swimbait, but as effective as the swimmers can be, there's just no substitute for the reaction strikes crankbaits are notorious for. Now, anglers have the best of both worlds, the 10XD is basically a swimbait/crankbait hybrid - a crankbait that measures 6" and dives to 25 feet on 15lb test.
The 10XD crankbait, from Strike King, is now the go to bait for deep water bass fishing. As experiences by many anglers, once a school of bass gets fired up with a crankbait you can often catch a limit in just five casts - now, with the bigger size of the 10xd the smaller fish will likely be weeded out and the larger bass in the school are more likely to strike the bait. The proof is in the pudding with the 10XD crankbait. As evidenced by Phil Marks Sam Rayburn FLW Open victory, the Strike King 10XD catches enormous bass. Marks, caught a tournament best 32-12 on the final day of the tournament to seal the victory and cement the 10XD as a major player anytime big bass are schooled up offshore.
How effective can the 10XD crankbait be? That question will soon be answered as anglers slowly learn the baits' intricacies and the season gets going. Although the post spawn period is considered the ideal time for this bait, anglers in California have already recorded back to back tournament victories using this crankbait and hope to continue that success until others catch on. Only time will tell just how revolutionary the 6" Strike King 10XD crankbait will be.
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