Why so special?
My special lure is a Bill Lewis Rattletrap. I bought it new over 25 years ago. The particular color has not been available since I don't know when. This lure not only has caught in the 3 digit numbers of fish but also has numerous species to its name.
Bass including large, small and spotted species. Stripe bass, white bass and their cross cousins. Catfish, crappie and even bluegill respond. Walleye, sauger and saugeye. Carp and freshwater drum have even chased it down. Pike, gar and coho salmon have all fallen victim to its allure.
|Coho Salmon Fell Victim|
I can't explain what makes this lure so effective. I've always liked Rattletraps and I a fan of other brands of lipless crankbaits. They cast far, vibrate crazy and work fast. Fish that are willing to go after them do so with pure aggression.
This obsession has sparked a whole collection of them. Seriously like 4 Plano boxes full. Old and new. More than I will ever have time to fish with.
If I only had one lure to fish it would be a rattletrap.
The Tormented Angler