What is a lipless crankbait?
A lipless crankbait is a flat sided lure that cuts through the water with a tight wobble mimicking the swimming action of a baitfish. A typical crankbait will have a clear plastic "lip" on the front of it to force the swimming action. Lipless crankbaits are balanced in such a way that they do not need the lip, thus the name..."lipless" crankbait.
Another difference between lipless and typical crankbaits is that lipless crankbaits will sink and can be fished at a variety of depths. Typical crankbaits will either float or suspend and the clear plastic lip will force the lure down to a particular depth based on the size of the lip and the speed of the retrieve. This difference makes the lipless crankbait a very versatile lure that can be fished in a variety of depths and speeds and techniques.
Weaver Lures offer additional advantages. Not having treble hooks dangling from the body gives a much more realistic presentation of the lure and cuts down snags and hangups. So fish those tough areas and trigger a strike.