Series 300 Crankbait
(not including bill)
3 1/2" (including diving bill)
Bandit crankbaits are available in
a wide variety of patterns
I’ve received a lot of
emails from readers asking for a review of the Bandit Series 100-300 crankbaits.
I’ve always wanted to fish them but my go to crankbait has been the Norman N
Series for such a long time that I’ve found it hard to work the Bandit cranks
into my test regimen. That all changed last season when I finally committed to
giving them a shot and loaded up on a complete range of the baits from tackle
Warehouse early in the season.
The deep diving Series 300 Bandit
crankbait's body is only 2 inches in length
When I first unpacked the
lures I noticed that they looked a lot smaller than they do in pictures online
and the 100 to 300 size are all only 2” in length and also weigh in the same at
only 1/4oz. each. The Bandit lures feature a compact shape and an internal
rattle system. While the bodies on the different lures are very similar the lips
vary greatly in angle and length to generate the different diving depths.
The lures feature a clean and
simple profile with painted on eyes
More impressive than the
actual profile of these lures is the wide range of patterns that the lures are
available in. The finishes are quite diverse ranging from more standard
chartreuse and citrus shad patterns to some surprisingly custom looking patterns
including the Frog, Sunperch and Crappie finishes which actually look more like
custom hand painted lures than mass produced crankbaits. The quality of all the
patterns is equal to or better than the competition at the same price point.