The Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap is THE original lipless crankbait. First developed by Bill Lewis himself in the late 1960s, the Rat-L-Trap is a 3 inch, 1/2 ounce shad profile lure that has seen extensive use by anglers all over the world for over 50 years! The secret to its success? These things are easy to use and flat out catch fish in a variety of water clarity conditions and depths.
Deep water? Shallow water? The Rat-L-Trap works great in both. Fish 'em slow in the shallows with a simple cast-and-crank technique or let them sink to the bottom and burn 'em back across deep structure to create tons of bite-enticing deflections. Yo-yo-ing them off the bottom works great too. These Zombie Shad series Rat-L-Traps were inspired by David Traux, a tournament angler who frequented the Sam Rayburn and Sabine fisheries and noticed great success after painting white bone outlines on his red colored Rat-L-Traps to create strike-inducing color contrasts.
Overall, the Rat-L-Trap is a time-tested, year round lure that deserves a spot in every anglers tackle box. Its low-frequency knocking pitch accompanied by its tight wiggling action and shad profile flash are a simple recipe to get you bit. Fish it in saltwater or freshwater and choose among a wide range of proven and tested fish-catching colors to suit your needs.
Can't find the color you're looking for? Be sure to check our other color collections of Bill Lewis Rat-L-Traps listed below:
Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap Bleeding Shad Series
Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap Chrome Series Lipless Crankbait
Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap Craw Series Lipless Crankbait
Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap Lectric Shad Series Lipless Crankbait
- The Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap is the classic lipless crankbait, famous for its ability to cover a lot of water.
- Best known for ripping through shallow grass beds for bass waiting in ambush.
- Loud rattles and flashy shad profile with super-tight wiggling action garners lots of attention.
- Can be fished in a variety of ways, from shallow to deep, fresh or saltwater.
- Available in 5 fish-catching colors.
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