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Stubby lip Wild, frantic action at any speed Uncanny ability to bounce off cover without hanging up Pair of super-sharp XCalibur Tx3 inline trebles When bass are active in shallow water, Alton Jones pulls out a Square Bill. Its stubby lip imparts a wild, frantic action at any speed, and keeps the bait from blowing out on a double-quick retrieve. We’re talking controlled mayhem at 0–3 feet, with an uncanny ability to bounce off cover without hanging up. Sporting a pair of super-sharp XCalibur Tx3 inline trebles, the Square Bill is as close to a sure thing as you’ll find! ''Burn an XCalibur Foxy Lady XCS crankbait through rocks and wood and you will know what a reaction bite feels like!'' Alton Jones 2008 Bassmaster Classic® Champion
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Questions & Answers for XCalibur XCalibur® XCS Square Bill Crankbaits

Question

what's the very best color for bass in this lure?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
by
lurecollector
on XCalibur® XCS Square Bill Crankbaits
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Tennessee special
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answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
by
bobby072
 - Richmond, Va
answer 2
For me, the best colors have been foxy shad, foxy lady and oxbow...but that all depends on local forage.
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
BillJ
 - Flatwoods, KY
answer 3
Sexy Shad
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Bail
 - FLA & MO
answer 4
I would say 19 and 21 are the best colors for bass. you cant go wrong with those colors...they are natural
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
blufftonbassman
 - bluffton, sc
answer 5
my favorite is the foxy lady it swims nce and is like a bass magnet if fished in shallow water that has lots of sunken log
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
basssir
 - columbia sc
answer 6
shad
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
bullhank
 - trenton,nj
answer 7
Depending on local forage, the colors I would consider are 45, 59, 61 and 99 if the water is clear. These colors are most natural. If stained to muddy water I would consider 19, 24, and 44. Colors 21 and 43 might work for both conditions. However I must say I have done well with the brighter colors even in clear water at times when the fish were aggressive.
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answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
meatmgr
 - Centerville, Oh
Question

which color do you think is the very best: 19, 24, or 44?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
by
lurecollector
on XCalibur® XCS Square Bill Crankbaits
7 answers
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answer 1
Tennessee Special
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answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
by
bobby072
 - Richmond, Va
answer 2
I have had more success using the 24 color (Black Back Chartreuse) than any other.
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answered 8 months ago
by
larrymc
 - Toano, VA
answer 3
01, 03, 04, 06, 07
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
erbriscoe
 - Marion Ill.
answer 4
19(oxbow), 44(foxy lady) and 99(foxy shad) are the only colors I throw and the choice depends on water clarity/color.
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
BillJ
 - Flatwoods, KY
answer 5
I just bought 19 and caught a 2 pound bass about 10th cast... I bought the Kvd square bill crankbait set and i feel like this one lure alone will catch me more fish then the 9-12 i got out the Kvd set! Ima go grab me a 24 and a 44 they both look great!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
DustinK
 - Chesapeake, Virginia
answer 6
19. definately dude
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
blufftonbassman
 - bluffton, sc
answer 7
Any color that is Holographic is good, the best for me is the green holographic.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Rawhid
 - Colombus Ohio
Question

Is this a "silent" crankbait

There are other tackle stores that sell an Excalibur XCS Square Bill SILENT Crankbaits. Does this one rattle? Or, is it silent?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
by
JBradM
 - Wynne, AR
on XCalibur® XCS Square Bill Crankbaits
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes the one i have is silent
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
fishin4ever
 - marshfield,ma
answer 2
They are silent.
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
BillJ
 - Flatwoods, KY
answer 3
No it does not rattle but still a amazing lure in my opinion. i bought 19 color and caught a 2pounder about 10th cast!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
DustinK
 - Chesapeake, Virginia
answer 4
for the most part they are silent, bc they are hollow inside...but the wobble is what makes them awesome baits.
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
blufftonbassman
 - bluffton, sc
answer 5
The Xcs series are silent.
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answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
meatmgr
 - Centerville, Oh
answer 6
No rattles. The XCS 100 is not 2" as listed and is closer to 2 1/2" .
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answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
TruckMan
 - Central Texas
Question

I want a square bill (or coffin lip) lure that has very hard side-to-side vibrating action. Any suggestions?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
by
lurecollector
on XCalibur® XCS Square Bill Crankbaits
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
You cannot go wrong with the Xcalivur Square Bill
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answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
by
bobby072
 - Richmond, Va
answer 2
Sexy Shad great bait for bass, Try a #5 or even #3
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Bail
 - FLA & MO
answer 3
Xcalibur XCS square bill or the lucky craft RC 1.5 are both great.
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
blufftonbassman
 - bluffton, sc
answer 4
strike king 4s model cranks. the 3-6 ft depth with square bill. youll catch alot of fish
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
tituni04
 - san diego
answer 5
Bandit 100 series
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
kjs1
 - Fajardo Puerto Rico
Question

What size bait do you prefer

I've got a couple of these in the bigger size and i was wondering if anybody prefers one size over the other
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
by
NHFishinDude66
on XCalibur® XCS Square Bill Crankbaits
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I usually fish a tidal river and I've had the most success with the 100 size.
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answered 8 months ago
by
larrymc
 - Toano, VA
answer 2
I have been using the 100 series and have had great success, but I have recently purchased 5 or 6 in the 200 series. If I catch as many in the 200 series as I have in the 100 series I will be hooked on them as well.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
erbriscoe
 - Marion Ill.
answer 3
ive caught fish on both large and middle size baits. ive caught more fish on the smaller one. thats because i use it more
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
fishin4ever
 - marshfield,ma
answer 4
It depends on what I want to accomplish. If I'm just looking to quickly boat my limit, or find/stir up a school, I'll throw the 100. If I'm just looking for bites from the big baddies, I'll throw a 200 or 300.
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
BillJ
 - Flatwoods, KY
answer 5
I like # 3 round bill & # 5 square bill for Large Mouth Bass & the mini-3 is killer for White Bass & even Crappie.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Bail
 - FLA & MO
Question

The wobble

How tight is the wobble on this square bill
asked 10 months ago
by
Kie101
 - Georgia
on XCalibur® XCS Square Bill Crankbaits
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Very Tight and the fish will follow it a long way to get it.
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answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
by
bobby072
 - Richmond, Va
answer 2
The wobble of the Size 5 model is not tight. It has a pretty aggressive motion.
answered 6 months ago
by
Osmy22
 - Doral, Florida
answer 3
I would describe the wobble on this lure as medium - more wobble than Rapala X-Rap Shad but not as much as the Mann's 1-Minus. I think the action of this lure is just right for most conditions and I have caught a lot of fish with it.
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answered 8 months ago
by
larrymc
 - Toano, VA
Question

how much do these baits weigh in each size?

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
by
countryroads
 - small town, wv
on XCalibur® XCS Square Bill Crankbaits
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
100= 1/2 oz.
200= 5/8 oz.
300= 3/4 oz.
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
BillJ
 - Flatwoods, KY
answer 2
The 2.75" version weighs in at 5/8 oz and the 2" version weighs 1/2 oz.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
NMBasser51
 - Las Cruces, NM
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