Bay Rat Lures Battle 1.5 Crankbait Review
(Photo: Walker Smith)

I've tested hundreds of crankbaits over the years, which has taught me a lot about the good and the bad of different design aspects. While there are plenty of mass-produced plugs out there that will catch plenty of bass, I've always had a slight obsession with hand-painted crankbaits. Knowing that I might be the only angler on my lake who owns a particular color is exciting to me; and it also boosts my confidence in a big way. 

For the past few months, I've been testing the Bay Rat Lures Battle 1.5 and it has been a solid producer in some pretty tough fishing conditions. There are a lot of cool features in this little crankbait that I'll explain in the next few slides.