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Matzuo Nano Crank Lures

$3.95

The Matzuo Nano Crank Lures are a small crankbait that offers anglers the perfect downsized lure for those heavily fished waters were finicky fish prefer bite-sized baits. The Matzuo Nano Crank Lures are versatile mini crank baits that trigger powerful strikes from trout, bass, perch and all other panfish. These tiny floating crankbaits are favorites among ultralight anglers fishing tiny brooks to large tailwaters and lakes. 

Additional features the Matzuo Nano Crank Lures include:

  • Bright, prismatic finishes
  • Durable contoured body with gills and fins
  • Matzuo black chrome treble hooks with stainless steel split rings
  • Realistic 3-D eyes
  • Floating lures with clear diving lips (Dives 0-3 ft.)
  • Model NC2 is 3/4" in length (single treble hook)
  • Model NC3 is 1 1/2" in length (2 treble hooks)

 

Review Summary
3.6
( 19 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
73%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (11)
Pros
Good For Variety Of Fish (8)
Looks Realistic (7)
Irresistible to Fish (5)
Easy To Handle (4)
Good Value (3)
Cons
Difficult to Handle (4)
Poor Construction (4)
baits don't run well (2)
Fish Get Away (2)
may need split shot (2)
Best Uses
Fresh Water (7)
Shore Casting (5)
Trolling (2)
Freshwater (2)
Along rock banks (2)

Add a split shot, then Catch fish!
Reviewed:


United States

About Me:
none
Had success with a #7 split shot 12-14 inches above the bait. Only had 15 minutes but wanted to test the added weight. Second cast (Sexy Shad), Bam! 3-4 pound sheephead! Yikes! Line broke at snap, lost lure. Tied on Chrome Blue. Fourth cast, Largemouth, maybe two pounds. Fifth cast, Smallmouth, a little bigger than the LMB. For me, a slowish retrieve seemed to work best.

Pros: Good Value, catches everything

Cons: may need split shot

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great bream bait!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Clarksville, TN

About Me:
Advanced
I use the nano crank when fishing bluegill beds, rocky shore lines, and in ponds. It has great action and lots of flash, but needs a split shot when windy or in current. Have caught all types of fish using ultralight tackle even landed a 4 lb bass on it a week ago.

Pros: good action and flash

Cons: may need split shot

Best Uses: Along rock banks, Freshwater

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Go to lure
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Jefferson County, Ohio

About Me:
Ever since I discovered this lure I keep one rod with one of these on it all the time. I prefer the silver and black double hook. I've caught over 200 crappies in one day with this lure, when others weren't even getting bites. Also great on largemouth, smallmouth, bluegill, and awesome on rainbow trout. If you want to catch fish, this is your lure. I have 15 in my tackle box right now. I don't ever want to without one or more. I'm ordering more now. Use a 6 1/2 ' rod, 4-6 lb. line and they'll work fine.

Pros: catches everything

Cons: none

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Goodish
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
United States

About Me:
This is a goodish crankbait. Whenever you buy a crankbait this small, it can be tricky to make it have a consistent action, so it clipped the tip of to make it a squarebill and it catches fish. Mostly, this catches small fish but it usually produces great numbers. The hook are very sharp but tend to bend out easily. Do not use braid.

Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish, Good Value

Cons: baits don't run well

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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smallmouth magnet
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer

About Me:
none

I love the two hook NC3 Nano-crank bait. I've used most of the available colors, but the gold and black works best for me in both lakes and streams. Great for largemouth and smallies. Trout can't resist it. I use an Eagle Claw fiberglass rod and 4lb test (Spider mono)  for this lure and have no problems whatsoever. The lure will not swim well in fast water but that is to be expected. Matzuo uses an extremely sharp, light wire treble on their Nano-crank lures. You've got to be real careful in removing the hook from your fish otherwise you'll be switching hooks. I discovered very quickly that even the smallest difference in size and/or weight of the hook will mess up the lure's tracking. Otherwise, the quality, color, construction, and fishability are all excellent. Very durable little lures! They're tough as nails. I wham them into rocks, sometimes, with a wild cast, and I've yet to break one. With my fiberglass rod and 4lb line, this lure casts like a bullet.   When you order, get at least six (or more). It's been my experience that color and style selections are quite limited at local stores.      R.C. Barnes 


Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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awesome
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Ga

About Me:
none

If you are having a bad day not catching anything. Put the Nano Crank on and you'll start catching Fish.The Blue and Silver works the best.


Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great color NO Action
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Oklahoma city, ok

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Lures only spins to side and once this happens you have no control. I purchased another brand and they work great, I figured these would be the same, I figured wrong. Very disappointed. Price is great, but the small round angle bill seems to be problem on this design, otherwise I would be back for more.

Pros: Looks Realistic

Cons: Difficult to Handle

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  No

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This bait is small but large in catching
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Canton ohio

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Must use in shallow water ,bait runs about 3' deep after casting give one jerk and starting winding and catching fish. have caught numerous spieces of fish with this lure

Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish

Cons: none

Best Uses: Shore Casting

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good Bait, needs adjusting
Reviewed:


PA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This little crank is unbeatable at times... when you change it. This lip is designed poorly, so one has to file the lip down to a square bill. Do this, and bass, sunfish, and trout cannot resist them. BTW get the larger size.

Pros: Irresistible to Fish, Looks Realistic, Good For Variety Of Fish

Cons: Difficult to Handle

Best Uses: none



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Amazing lure
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Triad, NC

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Caught 5 times as many fish as my friend who was using live bait.

Pros: Easy To Handle, Strong, Good For Variety Of Fish, Seldom snags, Irresistible to Fish

Cons: none

Best Uses: Along rock banks, Very shallow water, Fresh Water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Not the same as they used to be
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Somerset, NJ

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I had this lure for a couple of years and recently lost it in a tree. Luckily I found them on this site and bought 2. Unfortunately one of them is totally unusable, it turns completely crooked and makes circles. The other is a bit better but occasionally gets funky on the retrieve. I plan on seeing what can be done to rectify this. Like the headline says, for some reason Matzuo changed the overall construction of this lure and now it just isn't the same. Should have left well enough alone!

Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish, Looks Realistic, Easy To Store

Cons: Poor Construction, Messy

Best Uses: Shore Casting, Fresh Water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Fish Catching Machine
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Somerset, NJ

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This little crank works great. I have caught Pickerel, Walleye, Crappie, Rock Bass, Large and Smallmouth all on the Chrome Blue Color. Sometimes it does a little circle at the end of the cast, but just crank it slow and it works beautifully. Just purchased a couple more, also look for this lure in the Rainbow Trout color at some Dick's Sporting Goods. Good Luck!

Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish, Easy To Handle, Looks Realistic

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fresh Water, Shore Casting

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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IT WORKS!
Reviewed:


Roanoke Va.

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This lure is one of the best ones i have ever used on trout.Sometimes it comes through the water in a circle,it's best to jerk it after a cast to get it started right. I use a fly rod and you can feel when it's coming through the water right.I've caught a lot of 5 lb. plus on this.The first time i tried this lure i hooked a 10 lb. rainbow,after about five minutes it got off, when i looked @ the lure 5 of the hooks were straightend out.If you get it take the hooks off and replace them with better brand.

Pros: Looks Realistic, Irresistible to Fish

Cons: Fish Get Away

Best Uses: Fresh Water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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poor design
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
hayden al

About Me:
Avid Fisher
wish icould find the original bait this new design is terrible

Pros: Looks good

Cons: Poor Construction, Difficult to Handle

Best Uses: Trolling

Would you recommend this product?  No

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fresh or saltwater does it all.
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
selma,N.C.

About Me:
Avid Fisher
one of the finest finnesse crankbaits i've ever used. and one of the most productive and versatile. needing only a slightly stronger or more durable lip.my favorite being the 5/32ounce single treble.

Pros: Irresistible to Fish, Looks Realistic, Easy To Store, Easy To Handle, Good For Variety Of Fish

Cons: Fish Get Away

Best Uses: Salt Water, Trolling, Shore Casting, Deep Water, Fresh Water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Poor design
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Vanceboro NC

About Me:
Professional
Before some design person changed the lip.....this was an awesome bait.....now the newer design makes it track horribly....wobble....looks like a dead animal being drug through the water.......

Pros: none

Cons: Poor Construction

Best Uses: none



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"One of My Four Best Lures."
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Salisbury, N.C.

About Me:
none
It's an awesome little lure, tricky to get the hang of it for some, but once you do... Hold on. I've caught tons of fish with it and in all types of situations. I highly recommend it!

Pros: Good Value, High Quality, Bream Crappie Catfish, Catches Bass, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Freshwater

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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The Lure is has Fish Nailed!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Carbondale Illinois

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I was skeptical about using this lure, but I fish freshwater lakes in Southern Illinois and this little Nano Crank bait in the metallic blue finish is outstanding. Casting from a canoe or boat to the shoreline or cranking the bait parallel to the shoreline has beat just about any other type of crank bait lure I have fished with. From 8 lb Large Mouth to 5 lb Catfish, it has performed amazingly!

Pros: Irresistible to Fish, Catches Bluegill Bass, Catches Catfish-Really, Catches Crappie, Good For Variety Of Fish, Catches Walleye, Easy To Handle

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fresh Water, Shore Casting

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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not happy with this little one
Reviewed:


Michigan

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I purchased 3 of these lures and tried casting them and reeling.They wouldn't run straight they kept flipping upside down and going all over the place tried reeling slow and fast but nothing worked.

Pros: Looks Realistic

Cons: Difficult to Handle, Poor Construction, baits don't run well

Best Uses: Fresh Water

Would you recommend this product?  No

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