Lucky Craft Fat CB BDS-3
The Lucky Craft Fat CB BDS 3 is a silent shallow running crankbait that
was designed to be extra Buoyant. The internal buoyancy design optimizes
the deflection of the crankbait off of structural elements such as wood
and rock; it behaves in similar fashion to a balsa wood bait in that
regard. The overall theme of the bait as a shallow water, heavy cover
crankbait largely influenced the design of the lip angle and hook
placement. The fixed weight of the Lucky Craft BDS 3 increases the recovery ability
of the crankbait and enhances the deflection off of objects. Finally the
large body of the BDS 3 makes it a prime target of bigger bass and it
affords anglers the opportunity to target larger fish.
The Lucky Craft CB BDS 3 measures 3" in length and weighs 1/2oz with a diving depth of about 3ft.
More about the Lucky Craft BDS3 Crankbait
According to Gerald Swindle, the thinner profile of the BDS 3 allows the bait to run deeper than most other fat-bodied, wide-wobbling baits. He fishes the BDS 3 on a 7-foot medium-action rod with 12- to 20-pound test line, depending on the cover he is fishing and the depth he wants the lure to run.
“The 5-foot mark has traditionally been the deepest limit of the wobbler-style crankbaits,” Swindle says. “But on 15-pound line, a BDS 3 will get down into the 6-foot range. That’s critical when the primary cover is in that 5- to 6-foot zone. Most riprap banks are on a 45-degree angle and a BDS 3 hugs the rocks better, making solid contact with those key boulders down in the 5 to 6 foot range. Also, since a BDS 3 runs a little deeper, it’s become one of my favorite baits for cranking grass in the early spring,” he says. “When everyone else is throwing Rat-L-Traps over grass, I’ll crank a BDS 3 down and wobble it over 5- to 6-foot grass for a different presentation.”
Lucky Craft BDS3 Crankbait Specs:
- Class: Floating
- Hook Belly: # 2
- Hook Tail: # 2
- Length: 3"
- Weight: 1/2 Oz.
- Line: 10-15lbs