Crankbaits are highly effective fishing lures that mimic the movements of small fish, making them irresistible to predatory species such as bass, pike, and walleye. These lures are typically made of hard plastic and feature a realistic fish design with a diving lip that causes the bait to dive and wobble through the water as it is retrieved. Crankbaits come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to mimic different types of prey and to suit different fishing conditions. Anglers can use different retrieval techniques to create different swimming patterns that can trigger strikes from fish. Crankbaits are a must-have in any angler's tackle box for successful freshwater fishing.