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Rayburn Red Zombie

Rayburn Red Zombie

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT532
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Chrome Black Zombie

Chrome Black Zombie

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT540
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1945492

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Ice Blue Shad

Ice Blue Shad

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT381
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2040196

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Liv-N-Chrome

Liv-N-Chrome

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT507
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2040197

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Lavender Shad

Lavender Shad

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT581
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2040198

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Honey Craw

Honey Craw

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT527
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2040199

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Rayburn Red Craw

Rayburn Red Craw

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT587
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2040200

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White Bone Blue Back

White Bone Blue Back

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT560
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2040201

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Sunrise Perch

Sunrise Perch

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT253
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2040202

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Blueberry Perch

Blueberry Perch

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT255
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2040203

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Blue Shiner

Blue Shiner

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT260
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2040204

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Fathead Minnow

Fathead Minnow

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT261
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2040205

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Candy Craw

Candy Craw

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT263
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2040206

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Oxbow

Oxbow

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT266
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2040207

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Pinchin Peach

Pinchin Peach

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT264
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2040208

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Chinquapin

Chinquapin

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT251
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2157166

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Stump Knocker

Stump Knocker

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT254
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2157167

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Cotton Candy Craw

Cotton Candy Craw

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT262
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2157168

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Strawberry Sunfish

Strawberry Sunfish

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT256
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2157169

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Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT284
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2232537

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Blue Back Herring

Blue Back Herring

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT286
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2232538

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Cherry Craw

Cherry Craw

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT288
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2232539

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Gizzard Shad

Gizzard Shad

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT287
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 2232540

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Sexy West

Sexy West

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT520
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1648779

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Toledo Gold

Toledo Gold

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT521
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1648780

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Smokey Joe

Smokey Joe

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT05
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  • SKU: 1512001

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Red Shad

Red Shad

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RTSY8
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1512002

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Gold Black Back

Gold Black Back

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT26
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  • SKU: 1512004

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Chrome Black Back

Chrome Black Back

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT25
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1512005

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Chrome Blue Back

Chrome Blue Back

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT25B
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1512006

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Orange Crawdad

Orange Crawdad

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT27
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1512007

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Bleeding Shiner

Bleeding Shiner

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT37
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1512008

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Natural Crawfish

Natural Crawfish

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT46N
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1512009

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Red Crawfish

Red Crawfish

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT46R
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1512010

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Lectric Red Shad

Lectric Red Shad

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RTL6
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1512011

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Diamond Dust

Diamond Dust

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT53
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1512014

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Electric Silver

Electric Silver

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RTL1
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1512015

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Lake Fork Special

Lake Fork Special

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT25SPC
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 372330

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Sexy Chrome

Sexy Chrome

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT520C
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1753222

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Sexy Gold

Sexy Gold

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT520G
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1753223

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Chartreuse Black Back

Chartreuse Black Back

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT09
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 175974

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Lectric Bleeding Shiner

Lectric Bleeding Shiner

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RTL3
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 276980

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Sour Grape

Sour Grape

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT318
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 930952

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Rootbeer

Rootbeer

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT315
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 930945

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Firetiger

Firetiger

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT22
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  • SKU: 253072

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Gold Blue Back

Gold Blue Back

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT26B
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1753220

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Royale

Royale

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT522
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1753224

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Tennessee Shad Chrome

Tennessee Shad Chrome

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT39C
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 253078

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Gold Tennessee Shad

Gold Tennessee Shad

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT39G
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 253079

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Silver Tennessee Shad

Silver Tennessee Shad

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT40
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 253080

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Pumpkin Craw

Pumpkin Craw

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT523
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1753225

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Creole Craw

Creole Craw

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT524
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1753226

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Red Craw Chartreuse

Red Craw Chartreuse

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT48
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 572488

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Chartreuse Shiner

Chartreuse Shiner

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT52
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 253084

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White Shad

White Shad

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RTSY3
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1207474

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Chrome Shad

Chrome Shad

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RTSY1
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 253085

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White Bleeding Shad

White Bleeding Shad

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT376
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 952958

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Chrome Blue Bleeding Shad

Chrome Blue Bleeding Shad

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT372
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  • SKU: 952259

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Chartreuse Bleeding Shad

Chartreuse Bleeding Shad

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT373
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  • SKU: 952262

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Natural Red Bleeding Craw

Natural Red Bleeding Craw

3"

1/2 oz.

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Hook Size:
4

Model:
RT391
  • $7.29

  • SKU: 1104825

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Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap® Series is the number 1 selling hardbait in the world for over 25 years, and there's a very good reason for the Rat-L-Trap's overwhelming popularity. The Rat-L-Trap just flat-out catches fish! Whether your quarry is active or neutral doesn't matter; in addition to the flashing, shimmering shad-like profile and super-tight wiggle, every Rat-L-Trap is calibrated to emit Liv-N-Sound—producing lifelike vibrations that replicate those of distressed baitfish... and predator fish just can't resist. They've had more than a quarter-century to catch up, but no other hardbait can boast the fish-catching success of the Rat-L-Trap. Built right, with premium split rings and a tough Durashell™ finish. Every tackle box should be heavily stocked with Rat-L-Traps.

  • Flat-out catches fish
  • Flashing, shimmering shad-like profile
  • Super-tight wiggle
  • Calibrated to emit Liv-N-Sound
  • Durashell finish

Bleeding Shad colors all have bright red treble hooks.

Bill Lewis Original Rat-L-Trap® 4.8 5 169 169
the best rattle traps money can buy.. Love it ! I can buy on-line and get it in 3 days right to my front door , no driving no waiting in lines it great for fisherman saving time and money ...Means more time fishing. July 16, 2012
Cant go wrong This bait is excellent all around. I have 3 favorite lipless ratltraps when i go fishing. Strike King Redeye shad, bass pro shops XPS rattle shad and this. All three of them just catch fish. My favorite colors are chrome blue, electric silver, chartreuse belly craw, chrome black, and bleeding chrome blue. my favorite retreives are a slow retreive or start and stop or let it sink to the bottom and rip it along the bottom. I have been using this bait ever since i started fishing and will never stop using it. i always keep at least 10 in my tackle box and a variety of colors. the paint will chip pretty easily but its a lipless crank and all of them chip at somepoint. give one a try and see what all the hype is about. Good Luck! March 27, 2012
If it aint broke dont fix it Cant Go Wrong With Proven performance. This Trap caught me my first maryland double digit largemouth, in december. Minus the 10 pounder.It always seems to perform if U put in the work. Chrome And Chartreuse They Cant help themselves February 8, 2012
Great bait if used right The only way I fish with these successfully is just ripping it up and down and reeling up the slack, a lot of the bass bite it on the fall due to the excitement of the random jerks. The hooks are sharp but for some reason, the position of the hooks make you lose alot of fish. They throw the bait very easily, replace the hooks with rotated hooks. January 4, 2012
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What brand and size of treble hooks are on these?
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They now use "Set-Lok" hooks manufactured by Eagle Claw. The older hooks were pretty good quality too and I thought that they were Eagle Claw as well. The hook sizes vary depending on lure size but the front hook is usually one size larger than the rear hook. An example is the 1/2 ounce size that has a #4 front hook and #6 rear hook.
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I would replace the front one with a #4 and the back with a #6 and mustad is a good brand.
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Can I use these in saltwater for speckled trout and redfish? If so what would be the best colors for speckled trout and redfish?

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Give them a try. You have nothing to lose and maybe a lot to gain. They definately work well in fresh water.
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My guess would be that the Rattle Traps would work. I certainly would give them a try. You might be in for a surprise..
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Well yes but Bill Lewis does make saltwater versions of this bait with better hooks suited for saltwater and better colors for saltwater. If you buy this bait in the saltwater version I recommend red head or chrome w/ pink.
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Shad & Crayfish patterns are what I would want on TN river and KY lake. I used to use Rat 'L' Traps as my main lipless crankbait because they worked well just about anywhere I fished. Rapala Clackin' Raps catch bass better than other lipless crankbaits because they make a different sound with 1 huge tunsten rattle in a metal chamber. You need Clackin' Raps - they are better than any other lipless crankbait for big bass. My favorite clear water colors are Yellow Perch & Hot Steel, but Red Crawdad is great in stained water. You will always find Clackin' Raps in all my tackleboxes, and on my rod. They are that great of a lure for huge bass. I start out with a Clackin' Rap on each spot and don't leave a spot without throwing it again. It catches so many good fish that it's hard to put it down and use anything else. In lakes I do great along the deep weed edge tight as possible to the weeds without snagging them. In rivers fish near rock piles, wing dams, and logs/trees.
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I have fished Kentucky Lake and various rivers successfully with this bait. When the bite falls off on the 1/2 oz chrome w/ blue back, I will go to a shad color. In stained water, go bright, and in clear, go to natural
colors. Early spring, try orange or red.
Use burn and drop and pumping methods,
along with slow rolling.
This bait is AWESOME for ALL fish any size!
See my 14# 2 oz Ms Bass caught on a trap!
The other three are also over 10# on a trap!
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I can't see in the online catalog if these lures are sinking or floating. I heard that a floater is available which is the one I'm interested in.
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YES. Type in the floating option or ask for catalog help.
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sinker
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they are all sinking unless otherwise noted
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the standard Rat-L-Traps all sink, but they also make a 1/2oz floating model.
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I need to update my last answer to this question.I have found that my first answer was not correct.oops!!Bill Lewis does make a FLOATING RAT-L-TRAP ..And many other types,you just need to look him up on the WEB. They also have the PRO MODEL I wanted to try myself.And a saltwater line too.I hope this helps you find what your looking for.GOOD LUCK TO YOU...
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I HAVE READ YOUR QUESTION A FEW TIMES..AND DID SOME HARD THINKING,, AND I'M PRETTY SURE THE ANSWER IS Aaaa..NO. TRY A MANN'S MINUS 1 MAYBE A XPS SHALLOW CRANK.....
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Read the description that comes with the bait, and if it doesn't specifically say that it is a floater, than it is a sinker.
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is this or is the red eye shad a better all-round lure for bass?
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Both are good, but I'll give the nod to Bill Lewis. This one in photo liked it!
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Oh you know the best lures alright. The Red Eye shad is another great lure for bass.
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I have not used the Strikeking,but it should have simular resilts
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I have both types plus ,Rapalas ,SPots,XPS'YO-ZURI and a bunch more I mean a big bunch! I'm not telling you that a red eye is not as good as a trap .One thing is for sure the RAT-L-TRAPand SPOT have been around for along time .Lippless cranks been around alot of years and going to be alot more.New is not always better.What makes a bait good ? It's who learns what you can do with it. to catch a fish.
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I really enjoy fishing the clasic bill lewis,but the red eye shad definatly has places it shines like when you use a yo yo retreve it falls straight down. Unlike the RT that falls to its side. Id suggest just going with the blue chrome rattle trap. P.S. throw it on flats and when the bass are really keying in on shad.
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The lipless crankbaits all have a unique action on the sinking. I've caught about same amount of fish on rattle traps and strike kings. Both work well.
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is this or is the strike king red eye shad a better all-round lure for bass?
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The pros use a lot of Strike Kings. They say it triggers fish when it falls. This means to me deep water. I have used it in many colors, still with much less success than the Bill Lewis Rat-l-trap.
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I like the blue back with red belly
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red eye shad
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Although the rat-l-trap is a classic lure and works great, I prefer the the red eye shad, it seems to work better for bass (and muskie, too).
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As far as appeal based on the so called sonic 'baitfish' sound I have no idea. I do know both work well. The red eye shad I prefer being the way it descends in the water.
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