Hey Rammer, how you been. Missed hearing from you. Hope all is well!
I have 2 types of cranks I use.
Shallow: KVD 1.5 And 2.5 usually in bluegill and sexy shad. Wake baits- Mann’s 1 minus, blue chrome
Seasonal: Spring and Fall: Lipless, My favorite are Bleeding Rat’l Trap in Blue/Chrome, Cordell Hot spot black/chrome, RES in bluegill. Traps in 1/2, 3/4. 1 oz
I automatically change out the hooks, I use VMC’s 2X strong and Triple grips 1X strong. Stock hooks are crap and when I buy any crank, I take them off and sh*tcan them.
I don’t have any deep diving cranks.
I’ll color my cranks up sometimes, orange belly or red dots around the gills and always red hooks, not always both but the front is always red. orange belly because I want it to look more like a gill and red dots and red hooks to give it the injured bleeding look. sometimes both on 1 crank.
Last year the shallow cranks were hot, caught a ton on the KVD’s, this year the lipless was on fire. why? have no idea. maybe lipless because I used the Traps much more than the others and I fished more in the early pre spawn spring this year.