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now at shabbona the rattle traps are on fire. one anglers suggests using the floating traps when the new weeds startgrowing more. has anyone used the floating traps?. rich

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Rich, I picked up a set of inexpensive rattle trap style bait for the kids to cast, I figure less of a financial loss when they loose them in a tree or get snagged on the bottom. Anyhow, my youngest was casting one of them and finally complained about how the lure wouldn’t go down, well I had tied on one that was a “floating rattle trap”. I don’t fish rattle traps that often, so they were new to me, but it might be an interesting bait to fish Carolina style.

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The Floating Traps will pick up bigger fish, without question.

Do well with these when reservoir fishing for green monsters.

 

Caught my biggest smallie (over 19", not quite 20) on a black/silver Floating Rapala (totally different lure, of course).

I love this bait during summer months.

 

The Rebel Wee Craw eventually took it's place for numbers of fish- but I'm going to stock up on those floaters again this year.

Dance with the one that brung ya, when in a slump- as they say.

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now at shabbona the rattle traps are on fire. one anglers suggests using the floating traps when the new weeds startgrowing more. has anyone used the floating traps?. rich

 

I only know of a few avid anglers, that favor this lure.

Most anglers don't fish it, so as to make it most effective.

 

I know one tackle store, who stocks them---but you have to look closely to find them---

they're like, "tucked away", in the unmarked "hot lures" section.

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The floating rattl-trap, is a hot item for some anglers, in some small lakes and ponds.

 

Add suspend dots, to the under side of the lure, so it doesn't rise to rapidly---a SLOW rise is best.

 

Work the rip-rap and rocky shorelines---a good pattern right now.

 

TIP---replace the rear treble with a feathered treble hook.

 

Works for me.

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