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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13865419 01/29/21 01:36 AM
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Lipless are as good as ever. Don't need grass to throw it either. It's all I throw with a chatterbait this time of year

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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13865581 01/29/21 03:25 AM
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My PB is a 12 3/4 lbs caught on a firetiger rattlin rap. Caught several over 10 on lipless cranks

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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13865683 01/29/21 05:22 AM
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Caught some big girls in February on 3/4oz red craw traps. Yo-yoed off the bottom in staging areas. No grass in sight.

Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: ReelSlow] #13865750 01/29/21 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by ReelSlow
Originally Posted by Gruber
What about the micro size?


They are smaller.

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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13865851 01/29/21 01:36 PM
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It's definitely not a lost art on Rayburn. There are so many being cranked on Rayburn of a weekend that you can hear the rattle from Lufkin.

Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: RayBob] #13865897 01/29/21 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by RayBob
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Originally Posted by Gruber
What about the micro size?


They are smaller.

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That's what she said! peep


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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Tx Tree Grower] #13865900 01/29/21 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Tx Tree Grower
It's definitely not a lost art on Rayburn. There are so many being cranked on Rayburn of a weekend that you can hear the rattle from Lufkin.


Every weekend and some days during the week! woot


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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Gruber] #13866307 01/29/21 06:27 PM
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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?

Actually it does in a way. Often time a bass will spit out a crawfish to get a better bite on it, pincers do got go down well head first. When it spits it out the crawfish attempts an escape and the bass and others bass around become very aggressive. This escape is captured very well with a trap ripped free from the grass or a squarebill bouncing off cover.
I experienced this a lot with smallies in Canyon bouncing jigs off the bottom. You have to weight to feel the weight of the fish, the first few nibbles are the smallie positioning the jig for the swallow. Set the hook too soon and you miss.


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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13866334 01/29/21 06:58 PM
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I have a Falcon Buccoo "Trap Caster" 7' medium heavy. I love it.. will cast a mile.. good back bone.

Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13866376 01/29/21 07:36 PM
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Still throw them , replacing the hooks is a must for us . Oval snap ring , short shank up frt. and regular shank on the back and of course we us the red hooks .

Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: FewJr] #13866596 01/29/21 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by FewJr
when i was between 8 and 14 years old the only thing i fished was a peco perch ( rattle trap ) and a creme worm. had a lake house on lake holbrook in east texas. A beetle spin was all i ever used for crappie. every time i have trouble catching them i just go back to what i learned to fish when i was a kid.

Yep, I fished bayou boogies (traps), creme worms and h & h spinnerbaits. Maybe a hellbender crank bait from time to time. They all still work.


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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13866604 01/29/21 10:41 PM
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Absolutely my favorite bait from October through March.
April through September can be good also.


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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: bobrfishes] #13866996 01/30/21 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by bobrfishes
Absolutely my favorite bait from October through March.
April through September can be good also.

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Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: senko9S] #13867135 01/30/21 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by senko9S
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?


one day your eyes and mind will open when you realize bass fishing is about a reaction strike, until then.... troll on. dunce


I've caught a boat-load of big bass on a #7 Buck Perry Spoonplug trolling 45' deep over the hydrilla flats at Camelot Bell on 8# mono...

Re: Lost art of the rattle trap [Re: Chug-bug-bang1] #13867153 01/30/21 02:38 PM
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No lost art!
Take a Hula Popper, a Pico Perch, a Tarantula spinner bait, and a Creame Worm, and go to any lake in the country and catch bass.


Just one more cast!

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