Best Lipless Crankbait

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Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby Greg64 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:43 pm

Are there any lipless crankbaits on the market that are better than a Rat-L-Trap for all around use? What about the Lucky Craft offerings? Does one get "bang" for the "buck"?

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby Swinebaiter5280 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:57 am

I've been fishing Traps for years and years, the original still has a place in my box, but not early in the year when temps are under 45, as I feel that the original is best for a straight retrieve. These baits roll over on a rip pause technique. Yo-yoing seems most effective in the cold water periods.

For yo yoing, I much prefer the Redeye Shad, it stays horizontal on the fall, and has a nice shimmy on the fall. Its a huge trigger most bites come on the fall, or when the bait rests on bottom for a brief moment before gettin ripped again. The spro Aruku shad is a great bait, as it sits nose down tail up when on bottom.

I have been toying with the many sounds that have come to the trap world also. The one knocker was lights out on a pressured bass fishery where I live. And the new SK Redeye shad Tungsten 2 tap will be deployed this March, in hopes of gettin a few extra bites.

I do not fish high end traps as I am shorebound.

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby Hulkster » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:07 am

i really like the newer Rippin Rapala baits. but i do put larger treble hooks on them (they were designed for smallmouths so that's why they apparently have relatively small hooks i am told).

the finish is super tough. i find Rat l traps peel like crazy. the rippin raps never do.

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby Jdmbiggie » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:25 pm

spro ryuku shad, xcalibur/booyah one knocker, lc silent and sk 2tap are my best

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby KlingerNOK » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:26 pm

I fish traps year round and the best I've found is the YoZuri Rattlin Vibe.
A distant second would be the Redeye Shad.

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby cndbasshunter » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:41 pm

Jackall TN series and megabass ViB x are my favorite. The aruku shad is great as well.

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby uljersey » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:21 am

I bought every XCalibur I could get my mitts on when they went on clearance a little over a year ago. Superbly made, great stock hooks and the fish like them too.

Origina Rat-L-Traps are still a good bait. That chrome/blue back is a timeless classic.

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby BigG » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:59 am

uljersey wrote:I bought every XCalibur I could get my mitts on when they went on clearance a little over a year ago. Superbly made, great stock hooks and the fish like them too.

Origina Rat-L-Traps are still a good bait. That chrome/blue back is a timeless classic.

X2 on the chrome/blue

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby jpd0144 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:33 pm

uljersey wrote:I bought every XCalibur I could get my mitts on when they went on clearance a little over a year ago. Superbly made, great stock hooks and the fish like them too.

Origina Rat-L-Traps are still a good bait. That chrome/blue back is a timeless classic.


X3 on Xcal and the RT chrome and blue ...

Spro and Yozuri gets game time as well.

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby jrob78 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:43 pm

Don't forget about the Lucky Craft LV 500.

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby BuckNaStY » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:56 am

Jdmbiggie wrote:spro ryuku shad, xcalibur/booyah one knocker, lc silent and sk 2tap are my best



I second these. :mrgreen:

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby JBcrankaddict » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:21 am

For fishing around grass, a Lucky Craft LVR D7 and D10 are hard to beat. They come through grass like no other lipless I have tried, always coming back clean, even in the thick stuff. The LV 500 is a great lipless for covering large grass flats as well.

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby smalljaw » Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:45 am

I have a nice stash of the Xcalibur one knockers and supposedly Booyah is just the name change but I really don't know so I can't recommend the new ones, at least not yet. The Sebile Flatt Shad has been good to me as well and another discontinued bait but they can be found.

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby uljersey » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:10 am

While going through my old stash, I came up with a Fire Tiger 2 1/2" Cotton Cordell Super Spot. I looked up some reviews - mostly all positive. I put a fresh set of hooks and split rings on it. Hmmmmm .... a sub $4.00 bait that could very well end up being THE sleeper lipless in my rotation ? I love a good underdog story 8-)

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby smalljaw » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:42 am

uljersey wrote:While going through my old stash, I came up with a Fire Tiger 2 1/2" Cotton Cordell Super Spot. I looked up some reviews - mostly all positive. I put a fresh set of hooks and split rings on it. Hmmmmm .... a sub $4.00 bait that could very well end up being THE sleeper lipless in my rotation ? I love a good underdog story 8-)


The Cotton Cordell super spot in the 1/4oz model is the best lipless crank for that size. I can reel it almost twice as slow as any other 1/4oz lipless bait and it will still have a vibration and sound, most of the smaller ones you have to move fast.


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