Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap Tiny Trap
Great for ponds, panfish, and finessing bass
This size is excellent for smaller waters like ponds, fishing for crappie or bluegill, and when bass are being finicky. The main downside for people that fish small ponds and lakes is that, like all sinking crankbaits, it snags easily, and this one requires lighter tackle to throw it. So you either have to bring a boat or risk $7 every time you tie one on.
It can also be used for jigging above rockpiles, brushpiles (carefully!), off docks, or anywhere fish are holding, and for ice fishing.
December 1, 2014
Match the Hatch
I have found that Smallmouth love the 1/8 oz. rattletraps in the spring when the small bait fish are schooling shortly after the hatch. There are times when even the 1/4 oz. size is to big.
October 21, 2013
This is a good lure to use when nothing is bitting. Crappies and bass will hit em. Just cast out, let it sink and retrieve slowly. I have found that chrome blue works best. Only downside is that paint wears off after a while.
May 29, 2013
Take this small rat-l-trap and throw it out, let it sink as deep as you want and just jerk it. don't reel any at all except for retrieving the slack. Crappie and big bluegill tear this up all day long.
January 4, 2012