Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap Bleeding Shad Series Lipless Crankbait

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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 flat out catch fish in a variety of water clarity conditions and depths.

Fishing in stained, dirty water? There's chrome colors that stick out to predators hunting in low visibility conditions. Is your local lake as clear as the first sunny day of spring? Well, there's realistic baitfish color schemes that can help you "match the hatch" and put fish in the boat. 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 bit-enticing deflections.

Overall, the Rat-L-Trap is a time-tested lure that deserves a spot in every anglers tackle box. Its low-frequency Liv-N-Sound 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.


  • The Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap is the classic lipless crankbait, famous for its ability to cover a lot of water.
  • 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 9 colors.
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