October 10th in Lures, Reviews by .

Daiwa Peanut Crankbait Review

Judging by the name you may be be tempted to eat it, don’t, leave that for the bass. This tight wobbling shallow crankbait from Daiwa comes out swinging. You can’t let its small size fool you either, it walks the walk.

The first bass was on the line. Caught from the edge of the grass, in just a few feet of water. A nice catch with ideal circumstances that helped to establish a quick pattern that I would continue to use again.

Nice bass caught on the Peanut.

Nice bass caught on the Peanut.

The Peanut continued to prove itself. No less than 10 casts later, we had another Largemouth in the boat.

Another bass caught today.

Another bass caught today.

Another 10 casts yielded 2 more hard fighting striped bass. For those counting, in less than 3 hours, we had 4 bass in the boat. It was time to check the bait to see how well it held up

Even the striped bass wanted some.

Even the striped bass wanted some.

Durability: After a day of fishing, the lip was strong, the body had proven to be a warrior, and the hooks would still be getting tangled every once in a while. Like the saying goes, you can’t win them all. Sorry Daiwa, good effort though….almost.

After a day's fishing. No bad scrapes.

After a day's work. No bad scrapes.

The painted round bill finished up without any scrapes as well. As you can see, the clear coat and bill show minor signs of wear. The bill was rock solid and could withstand most anything we threw at it.

Notice the nice paint job Daiwa did.

Notice the nice paint job Daiwa did.

Overall: For $5, your money is well spent. There any many colors available, including 2 shad colors, and 2 different bills. I highly prefer the coffin lipped bill over the round one. Where the deeper crankbait failed to impress, the short billed made up for. The biggest disadvantage was the hook sharpness and the pain of realizing a fouled bait during a mid retrieve.

Value:

8.5

Durability/Strength:

8.5

Component/Quality:

6.75

Performance:

8

Application:

8

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Advantages:
Plus. Tough body and bills.
Plus. Consistant tight wobble. No tuning needed.
Plus. Many applications. Grass, laydowns, etc.
Plus. 10 colors, and 2 depths/applications.
Plus. Good pricepoint and great value.
Disappointments:
Minus. Fouled hooks and getting tangled often.
Minus. Cheap hooks. Change them out guys!!

Overall Score: 7.9

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