Lucky Craft SKT Mini MR Crankbait Lures
The SKT Mini MR represents one of the most highly rated finesse
crankbaits in Lucky Craft’s repertoire. The design began in 2003, when
Lucky Craft pro, Skeet Reese won his first Bassmaster Tournament. Lucky
Craft created this crankbait to fit Reese’s fishing style and ability.
One of the biggest advantages of this bait is its ability to get into
the strike zone quickly when casting near structure or heavy cover. This
crankbait features a unique tight wobble that will be effective for
fishing in highly pressured lakes.
According to Professional Angler, Skeet Reese, the philosophy behind the
SKT Mini MR was to design a small profile bait that would run in the 5-
to 7-foot range. Compared to both the BDS and Flat CB Series’, the SKT
Mini has a much tighter wobble and is not considered a deep diving or
shallow-running crankbait. It falls right in the middle and can be used
various times throughout the year.
The addition of the SKT Mini DR
allows an angler to use the SKT at deeper depths but achieve the same
action and deflection of the MR.
“I can use this bait in pre-spawn or fall patterns,” Reese explained.
“In pre-spawn, the water is usually colder and I need a bait with a
subtle action. There are certain locations we visit where a tight
wobble produces more strikes. I like the tight action and the fact that
it runs a little deeper. It is also a bait I can rip through grass if
needed, but can also throw around rock and wood. In the fall, I like to
fish baits a lot faster. I can reel the SKT very quickly and generate a
greater number of strikes.”
In addition to the tight wobble, the SKT Mini works well when used
around hard cover or grass. Reese typically fishes the SKT Mini on 12-
to 14-pound monofilament, but it can be thrown on 20-pound monofilament
or braid when fished in heavy grass.
“The bait will work fine bouncing off of rocks, but it isn’t designed to
bounce off of wood,” Reese said. “The square bill cuts through grass
very well, also, and that’s one of the cool things about this bait. I
also fish the SKT Mini, no matter what line I’m using, on a 7-foot
- Length: 2" (50mm)
- Weight: 1/4oz (7.8g)
- Class: Floating
- Belly: #5
- Hook Tail: #5
- Line: 8-10 lbs