Best Lipless Crankbaits
Lucky Craft LV 500
The LV 500 is without a doubt the best lipless crankbait. It has won countless tournaments and produced tons of personal best fish throughout the country. The LV-500 is a smaller profile that is heavier for its size. It is super reactive because of its weight. One of the best ways to fish this lure is by hopping along the bottom. When you pop it up it quickly falls back down to the bottom. Just like a jig, the bass will hit it on the fall. It also does great burning through grass or fishing down deeper than you typically fish a lipless.
Colors: Ghost Minnow, American Shad, Chartreuse Shad
The Jackall TN-70 fishes very similarly to the LV-500. I go with the TN-70 over the LV-500 when I am fishing it on a straight retrieve. It has a great rattle that really draws bass in, even on a straight retrieve.
Colors: RT Scale Minnow, RT Escape Craw, Ghost Minnow
Best Large Lipless Crankbaits
6th Sense Quake 80
The Quake 80 is a larger profile lipless crankbait that is excellent at mimicking larger baitfish like bluegill or gizzard shad. If the body of water you fish has larger baitfish then moving to a bigger profile lipless can increase your chances of catching bigger bass. 6th Sense is known for their high-quality crankbaits and have a ton of great colors to choose from.
Colors: Shad Scales, American Shad, Crackle Craw
Spro Aruka Shad 85
The Aruka Shad 85 is another great large profile lipless. It is slightly larger than the Quake 80 at 3-3/8″ and has a higher pitched rattle.
Colors: Red Crawfish, Spooky Shad, Clear Chartreuse
Best Small Lipless Crankbaits
The Jackall TN-50 is a smaller version of the TN-70 mentioned above. This lure is the perfect size during the fall for mimicking young baitfish that spawned in the spring.
Colors: SG Threadfin, RT Scale Minnow, Sprinkle Wakasagi
Best Budget Lipless Crankbaits
Bill Lewis Rattle Trap 1/2 oz
The Rattle Trap has a similar profile to the LV-500 but is much lighter. It isn’t as expensive as the other lipless crankbaits so it is perfect for new anglers or anyone wanting to try lipless cranks for the first time.
Colors: Cali Craw, Ghost Minnow, American Shad
Cotton Cordell Super Spot
The Cotton Cordell Super Spot is another cheap lipless lure. It has a similar profile to the Rattle Trap. It produces a super high pitched rattle. It sinks much slower than the other lipless baits so it a good for fishing super shallow flats high up in the water column.
Colors: Royal Red, Chrome Black, Chrome Blue
Best Lipless Crankbait Rod & Reel for Every Budget
- Best Value: Dobyns Fury 705 CB 7′ Med Hvy Cranking paired with a Shimano SLX 150 HG
- Mid-Ranged: G Loomis E6X 845C CBR paired with a Shimano SLX XT XG
- Top of the Line: G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR paired with a Shimano Bantam 150 XG