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Lost art of the rattle trap #13754330 11/03/20 02:21 AM
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I haven’t thrown this booger in ages........

Month of February I used to toss this out over a grass flat on Fork, Ray Roberts and this strikes were just vicious, now with tendinitis in both elbows I just can’t enjoy as much.

Is it a lost art for y’all now or just not spoke about very much anymore as a tactic???

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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13754465 11/03/20 05:48 AM
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Still just a good as before.

The key is what you said you did in the past, "over a grass flat", if you can find that they will still produce.

My buddy and I caught 17 last Friday fishing traps over grass in an East Texas Lake, and yes my arm was sore at the the end of the day.

Find the grass.



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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13754683 11/03/20 01:35 PM
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Nothing like slow rolling a trap over grass and just ticking the grass...then ripping it out and BAM! Love it!


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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13754738 11/03/20 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Chug-bug-bang1
I haven’t thrown this booger in ages........

Month of February I used to toss this out over a grass flat on Fork, Ray Roberts and this strikes were just vicious, now with tendinitis in both elbows I just can’t enjoy as much.

Is it a lost art for y’all now or just not spoke about very much anymore as a tactic???


Not a lost art at all. I catch a ton of fish on a rattle trap December-February. If anything the old Bassmaster articles on winter fishing tactics were wrong.

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I caught dozens during June using a Rat-L-Trap over grass! fish


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Still highly effective, over here in north central tx where grass is scarce they choke it just slow rolling it bouncing off the bottom


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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13755009 11/03/20 03:56 PM
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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13755027 11/03/20 04:13 PM
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CC hot spot and heddon sonic are lipless cb’s too! Rattletrap’s claim to be the first is another manufacturers fantasy!

Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13755077 11/03/20 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Chug-bug-bang1
I haven’t thrown this booger in ages........

Month of February I used to toss this out over a grass flat on Fork, Ray Roberts and this strikes were just vicious, now with tendinitis in both elbows I just can’t enjoy as much.

Is it a lost art for y’all now or just not spoke about very much anymore as a tactic???


I am not saying this just because you did. Yes, February is the key month for me and a lipless crank bait.


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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13755309 11/03/20 07:56 PM
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Still works. Red comes on strong in the winter.

Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13755334 11/03/20 08:28 PM
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What is red imitating?

Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13755450 11/03/20 10:22 PM
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Why a crawdad color bait that does not act at all like a crawdad? Do you fish a shad bait slow bouncing it on the bottom like a crawdad? Why do they put a glass bead on a Texas rig with slip sinker to sound like a crawdad when there fishing a worm? Who knows?

Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13755465 11/03/20 10:38 PM
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To me this is absolutely the best time of year to throw one, I've done my absolute best numbers chunking a perch, tequila sunrise, and chrome blue all in 1/4 ounce and winding it just as fast as I can go.


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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13755592 11/04/20 12:31 AM
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The reason “ripping rattle traps” through/over grass is a “lost art” is because grass is a “lost art”! laugh

Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Gruber] #13755601 11/04/20 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Gruber
Why a crawdad color bait that does not act at all like a crawdad? Do you fish a shad bait slow bouncing it on the bottom like a crawdad? Why do they put a glass bead on a Texas rig with slip sinker to sound like a crawdad when there fishing a worm? Who knows?


Does it really matter as long as the fish eat it....

The trap is still an effective bait the problem with Fork is the idiots keep killing the grass out there.

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