For some on opening weekend a box of crankbaits will be all they bring out in the boat. Now I know most of us that live in the upper midwest have been brought up jiggin and riggin with live bait, but crankbaits will have thier place this weekend. Alot of anglers this weekend will be drowning bait all day and whether they do well, average or poor they'll never even think of pulling cranks. They've been brainwashed into thinking that the water temp is too cold or it's too early in the year. There could be nothing farther from the truth. Whether you're fishing shallow weedy lakes or deep structure orientated lakes, crankbaits should definitely be apart of your arsenal. This is also true whether it be morning, day, evening or night. Just keep one thing in mind: location, location, location. Some people get too caught up with colors, but whatever crankbait you pick make sure you know where that bait is swimming. Color won't make that much difference, but size of the bait will. So after you pick up all of your live bait from the bait store, make sure you check your tackle boxes for crankbaits and give them a try. You won't be disappointed.