One of the big trends in ice fishing right now is using bigger baits and fishing faster. As a result, lipless crankbaits have exploded in popularity for both walleyes and panfish in recent years. So, what’s the next logical step in this progression? Some would argue it’s the use of billed crankbaits through the ice.
In the video above, Bruce Mosher demonstrates how you can use a “Crank Weight” to fish some of your favorite summertime crankbaits through the ice. If you like doing things a little bit differently than the next guy, this might be worth a try.