The Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap is one of the most famous lures ever made! First introduced over 50 years ago, the Rat-L-Trap has stood the test of time and is arguably one of the most effective bass lures in history, and has probably put more bass in boats than any other lure. The key to the Rat-L-Trap's success is its versatility. These lures can be fished at just about any depth in a wide variety of cadences. The ultra-loud internal rattles call fish from a distance, and with literally over 100 different color patterns to choose from you can certainly find the right color to match the forage in your home waters. Rat-L-Traps are also great lures for walleye, perch, crappie, and even inshore saltwater species like stripers and snook.
Itâ€;™;s a classic! Itâ€;™;s still here because it flat out gets fish!
all time favorite
January 4, 2020
I've used all sorts of lipless. the rat-l-trap is a clear winner in my box. it produces way more fish than any other cranks i own
By Milton S.
Great backup for the 1/4 oz
November 27, 2019
This bait is great. Based on the shad size it works well along with using the 1/4 oz . You can throw it far and slow reel it also.
Nichols, New York
Great smallmouth lure
September 7, 2019
One of the best smallmouth lures ever produced. My son and I have caught big bish with it consistently for years.
By Dave B.
Castro Valley CA
June 13, 2019
Great lure for all types of water. Strippers and black bass love this lure.
ProsCasts a long ways. Awesome color.
By Mike g.
Moncks Corner< SC
Great price - quick service
May 6, 2019
The purchase worked out well for me. Thank you.
By Matt N.
#1 must have lure.
May 3, 2017
This lure catches every kind of fish that I target. Fresh water , salt water , doesn't matter. It is my go to lure when I am scouting out a new area.
ProsMany options in color and size
It catches fish
April 23, 2017
Very easy to use, proven fish catching lure. You can't go wrong. Just have to pick the right color based on environment.
Great Rat-L Trap
December 1, 2015
Tons of colors to pick and sizes. Must have in any tackle box.
Effective lure for any species of fish
May 19, 2015
Great action and sound, and entices all sorts of species of fish regardless of the situation.
May 3, 2015
When I am on a boat with my friend and we happen to see a blitz, we will cast these Rat-L-Traps and catch fish every cast! Highly productive on bluefish and stripers. I replace the hooks with small VMCs. I highly recommend this lure!
new york, NY
April 14, 2015
Rattle fir trout.. beautiful classic lure for even in the saltwater.
February 23, 2015
I got put onto RAT-L-TRAP lures by another local kayak fisherman who told me how well they troll at kayak speeds for reds and speck on the inshore creeks and grass flats. Casting these are equally as effective when working shore banks around the preserves and refuges where we find plenty of pups and specks this time of year. This bait is by far one of the better inshore casting and trolling lures in my kayak arsenal. Their size also allows me to carry up to 9 of them in a Waterproof 3600 series Plano case, which gives me an upper hand.
ProsMovement in water Sound attraction quality of build
ConsSince these aren't the Saltwater versions, hook maintenance and freshwater rinsing are paramount after a day out.
Boynton beach, FL
great freshwater lipless crank
February 1, 2015
This lure swims great and cs tubes bass, snook, peacocks and many other species