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Fishing Industry best bass fishing lures…The Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap Lipless Crankbait!
The Rattle-L-Trap comes for sizes:
- The ¼ oz. crank is 2 1/2 inches long
- The ½ oz. crank is 3 inches long
- The ¾ oz. crank is 3.5 inches long
- The 1 oz. crank is 4 inches long
Outdoor life in a recent article defined that the Rat-L-Trap was the most influential lure made….arguably one of the best bass fishing lures ever! The Rattle Trap is and was a game changer in the tackle lure industry.
The Rat-L-Trap is a lipless versatile crank and there are three very popular ways to fish it. The first is simple enough and it entails simply a cast and retrieve and letting the lure do its job. Experiment with the speed of the retrieve and find the sweet speed that the fish are preferencing. In so saying, slower speeds maybe more productive in colder water and burning the bait in quickly, might be more effective when things warm up.
Yo-yoing the bait is another effective technique. Letting the bait sink after throwing it and then rapidly rip the bait forward or sideways rapidly by pulling up on the rod. Letting the bait drop or sink again and repeating the rip another direction taking up some of the slack with the reel and varying the presentation ripping yet another direction. Many fish strike the crank on the fall as if picking up a wounded bait fish.
Finally, another technique perhaps less widely known or used that we call “trappin the bottom”. Throw the crank and let it flutter to the bottom. Rip the bait like you would yo-yoing just enough to feel the vibration of the lure action engage. Then stop and let the lure sink to the bottom. Pull the bait again just enough to engage and let it drop to the bottom. The crank will sink nose first and nose dig then swim and nose dig again. This technique is particularly effective for the fish hugging close to the bottom. This technique might work the best in 12 feet of water or less.
Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap Lipless Crankbaits
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