The XD series of crankbaits from Strike King were designed to get deeper and stay in the strike zone longer than any other crankbait on the market. The 3XD’s smaller profile is perfect for when bass are chasing smaller forage but still in that 10-12ft range of water.
Size: 2" Weight: 7/16 oz
Available at: many tackle retailers nationwide or at www.strikeking.com
Small body crankbaits with a midrange diving depth are one of the most versatile baits in an angler’s toolbox. It’s one of those baits that you can keep tied on all year long and continually get bites. This bait is most efficient when it is used around rock (boulders, gravel, river stones, rip-rap, etc.) The reason for this is its ability to maneuver and deflect off this type of cover. Using a 45 degree cast to or from the bank is the most efficient way to use this bait. This helps to cover as much water as you can while maximizing your time in the strike zone. A simple chuck and wind will do (the bait will do all the work for you) just keep a steady reel speed throughout the retrieve. Quick tip: If you’re fishing an area that has a lot of wood, don’t just reel into the wood. Once you feel the bait start to come up over the wood stop reeling and use the rod to pull the bait slowly over the cover. This allows the bait’s bill to deflect off the wood and not dig in, thus keeping your bait from hanging up.
Rod: 6’9”- 7’ medium rod with moderate action
Line: 10-12lb Fluorocarbon or copolymer
Great construction, tons of colors, and a unique sound frequency! The 3XD is a tried a true bait and a staple in many angler’s boats including the great Kevin Van Dam!