By changing your crankbaits with the seasons and water conditions, you can always find bass willing to bite. In winter, slender profiled cranks with flat sides and a subtle wobble reign supreme!
As the water warms, moving to baits with wider wobbles and more aggressive retrieves will keep the fish biting. Once they go deep, big lipped plugs can effectively seine the depths for willing bass. You can also alter your bill shape to best fit the conditions. Square bills are most effective at deflection and work well around wood, round lips dive the deepest, and coffin billed baits blend the two characteristics!