Sunday, February 08, 2009

Rattle Baits...

Making noise...

Rattling lures...

This is sort of an "intro piece" here to-day, into hollow plastic lures that "call" to the fish. :-) That's right, these lures call out to the fish from a long ways off and have proven themselves in many, many, varying conditions all over the U.S. and Canada too. Many manufacturers nowadays sell lip-less rattling crankbaits and most of them work because of that hollow body that resonates with sound because of the little metal balls inside. Fish ARE attracted to smallish underwater sounds like buzzing and rattling. I believe that the sound is what makes Bass SMASH these things most times! They hit it like they mean to kill it with one big CHOMP! :-)

Over the years I've caught a passel of Bass, both large and small mouthed varieties, on these rattlin' cranks in a lot of different lakes and so I Know they work. If You still think that noisy lures Don't work, then You should read this article by Russ Bassdozer over @ Gary Yamamoto's Cool website, about the King of the Rattle BaitsRat-L-Traps Rock!to get more convincing data from a well known Pro.

Rat-L-Traps...

I fish that FLOATING model at the top of the picture a lot, when the water the bass are in, is real shallow, like a foot or two. I reel it towards me fairly slowly to keep it in the top three or four inches of the water column. It still rattles well at this slower speed and I find it spooks less fish than when it's buzz-ripped in the short water...It's a presentation that NOT a lot of bass have seen, or should I say heard?
:-)

Check out BassKicker's neat blurb on his blog on these fine lures while you're here and see if You can add some tips to Your Noisy lure arsenal. :-)

Rattlin' those Bass...

Later,

1 comment:

The Fishermens Life said...

rattle traps. A consistent bass bait that i always find using as a last resort. these really look like little bait fish. Ive even used them to catch some saltwater fish.