John Cox was hesitant to embrace cranking. After some bad experiences, he'd swarn off the technique, until he was introduced to the Berkley Frittside Crankbait & Berkley Warpig Lipless Crankbait. After catching big bass like gangbusters on them, John went down to Sam Rayburn and won the FLW tournament there. In this seminar, John Cox will explain how he uses these two crankbaits to pick apart the shallows fishing for cooler water bass. John uses these 2 baits primarily to fish for bass in 5ft of water or less. You might be surprised to learn how John fishes these baits as well, it seems that many anglers believe that the Frittside is intended to be fished like a squarebill. Watch this bass fishing educational class seminar to learn how to get the most out of your Frittside and Warpig crankbaits.

  • 0:39 John Cox's introduction to the Berkley Frittside Crankbait for cold water cranking
  • 1:32 Covering the rest of the water column with the Berkley Warpig Lipless Crankbait
  • 2:06 Sizes of the Frittside Crankbait and Jon Cox's 3 favorite colors for dirty water & 3 favorite colors for clear water
  • 4:45 When to throw the Frittside (depth, conditions, cover, etc)
  • 7:21 Tackle & equipment for fishing a Frittside crankbait and when to use a 5.4:1 gear ratio and when to use a 6.6:1 gear ratio
  • 9:04 Two different lines for fishing with a Berkley Frittside crankbait and when to use each
  • 11:04 Sam Rayburn win using the Frittside crankbait
  • 13:30 What advice does John Cox have for someone who doesn't have any confidence fishing a crankbait
  • 15:58 What is a Frittside crankbait? Is it a squarebill? Do I power fish it through the cover?
  • 17:08 When you need to get more shallow than the Frittside, reach for the Berkley Warpig Lipless Crankbait
  • 18:33 John Cox's favorite Warpig lipless crankbait colors
  • 19:54 Tackle for fishing a Warpig lipless crankbait (rod, reel & line)
  • 21:28 What is a Warpig and how do you fish it?
  • 22:00 Fishing around "snot grass"
  • 24:17 Do you change out the hooks on these Berkley hard baits?
  • 26:53 Evolving as a crankbait angler and crankbaits for super-shallow water, like the Berkley Wakebull Wakebait
  • 30:00 What type of cover was John Cox fishing at Sam Rayburn
  • 32:09 Tips for landing crankabit fish
  • 33:29 How to effectively cover water with a Warpig
  • 34:55 Go-to size for the Warpig
  • 36:28 Baits for catching smallmouth

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