3/4 oz Lipless Rattling Crankbaits ~ No Hooks
Perfect for fresh or saltwater
Weight: 3/4 oz (without hooks)
Body Length: 4 inches
Type: Hard Plastic. Lipless. Rattling. Sinking.
Diving Depth: Can be counted down to any depth.
Note: These lures come WITHOUT hooks or split rings.
These crankbaits are hard plastic, with a durable finish. They rattle noisily and vibrate rapidly. They're made in America in the same factory that models, molds and paints a number of the hard plastic bait brands sold by various US tackle vendors.
Without any diving lip, the action of this lipless crankbait comes mainly from the internal weighting and the angler-imparted action. It has a very tight shudder or flutter, similar to the tight-swimming body movements of shad, herring and sunfish. In addition to its powerful vibrating swimming movement, this lipless rattling crankbait also has a great shad or sunfish body shape. In saltwater, it imitates bunker, menhaden, pogies, butterfish, pinfish and many wide-bodied baitfish. It fits right into the food chain.
It has a great swimming action when retrieved at any speed from slow to medium to fast.
Horizontal Shimmying Fall
When paused, it sinks perfectly horizontal. It does not nose-dive or spin or foul the line with the hooks when it sinks. This is a common fault with other lipless crankbait brands - they spin when they sink and foul your line - but this lipless crankbait does not have that fault. It maintains a natural horizontal body position on the fall. It maintains its natural look and posture whenever paused and when allowed to deadfall momentarily (a great strike trigger). Many other brands of crankbaits do not do this well or at all, but this one does.
In fact it shimmies so much as it slowly sinks that it rattles all by itself even when the angler is doing nothing, just from shimmying on the drop. When bass can be spotted following the bait (or even blindly in the middle of a retrieve), simply stop reeling and the built-in shake and rattle as the lure simply drops can be more than trailing bass can stand.
The way this crankbait shimmies and shakes and rattles by itself as it falls when paused, you will not find this kind of action in any other large lipless crankbait. There's no other large lipless crankbait quite like it.
About the Rattles
The internal chambers of this lipless rattling crankbait contain many ball bearings that rattle noisily on the retrieve and the sound resonates in the chambers. The internal chambers also shift the rattles to the rear of the bait during the cast to make for smooth, long and accurate casts.
The rattling noise made is moderate - not too loud yet not too soft. The sound can best be described as a chatter, and it can be heard rattling under water when the crankbait is still a good distance away from a boat. Many persons wonder why rattling lipless crankbaits work since they are so noisy? People feel the loud rattling noise is unnatural - but that isn't true. Most anglers do not know that the noise made by this lipless rattling crankbait is quite close to the noise made by shad, herring, sawbelly, blueback or alewife schools swimming tightly together. Few anglers have ever heard the very loud wriggling, writhing noise made by a school of such baitfish, but it is true. I have heard the noise made by tightly swimming schools of shad (herring, alewives, etc.) on occasion. The sounds of shad schools can even be heard above the water when conditions are right. The chatter of this lipless crankbait is remarkably similar to the noise made by such schools. The noisy rattling made by this lipless crankbait is a natural dinner bell for bass!
At 4 inches long, the bigger size of this rattling crankbait catches a bigger size of bass. Please enjoy!
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Note: These lures come WITHOUT hooks or split rings.
A surefire way to rig these is with size #2 hooks. I am often asked if red hooks matter or make a difference in any way. After many years of looking for and trying to detect a difference, honestly I cannot notice that red hooks make a difference in any way. If red hooks give one a sense of confidence or add artistic flair to a bait, that's cool. However, I don't think anyone can say for certain that red hooks get more bites or not. A similar situation is that some crankbaits have red splashes under the mouth and some don't. It's not possible to say whether the presence or absence of a red chin splash (or red hook) influences more bites.
When it comes to feather trebles, however, it seems as if I have seen frequent occasions especially during cold weather/water seasons or cold front days when bass would not hit crankbaits very hard or solidly - until a feather treble was added to the tail. A feather tail can make the difference some days between a lot of missed bumps that may be converted to solid takes with a feather treble.
Note: These lure bodies come WITHOUT hooks or split rings.
Items in photos above not included with item for sale.
The price is per one (1) lipless crankbait in the color(s) you have chosen above.