Rattle traps in the bays.?

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  1. Queue

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    Not sure I’ve heard of anyone using rattle trap style baits in the bays. I think they’d work on a lift/drop retrieve or ripped through the eel grass. Curious to see if they’ve been tried and results good or bad.
     
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    so this Saturday a friend and I fished the south SD bay and i noticed some small Corvina follow my friends under-spin to the boat. the only thing that I had that was all chrome was a rattle trap. I proceeded to land 3 Corvina in a row just before the bite shut off. Just an FYI!!
     
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    Great bait for vina, cuda and mackerel, YFC like em too, burned just above the sand
     
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    I seem to recall seeing on here a while back a guy using a rat-l-trap in one of the lagoons in north county, and making it work fairly well on spotties. Actually have thought of using one myself, just not used to/comfortable with hardbaits, so haven't actually gone and done so.
     
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    Ive used big ones when i used to long line for sandbass a lot. They worked but not any better than other lures
     
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    Used to use them in the surf as well as as Storm thin fin lures , still do at times , I found for the halibut , which must figure its small perch as well as the Corvina , quieting them down some injecting mineral oil or water seemed to induce a better bite . I think the very loud rattle kind of turns some fish off . The extra weight makes them cast better as well . Changing to single hooks is a plus for NOT getting hung up . It never hurts to try something they haven't seen in a while . The Thin fins knocked the Cr@p out of the Corvina at the Salton sea back in the day . Just saying . WR
     
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    I caught a bonito on a rattle trap
     
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    They definitely work for Spotties too. I’ve used them a lot in mission bay. Let them sink to the bottom and then a medium retrieve, just fast enough to go over the grass. Pause a second or two to let in hit the bottom every now and then. Good luck, they’re fun to fish with and they work on a lot of species!
     
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    I agree, I haven’t thought about quieting them down but I will try that, I have caught couple of Spotties on them last year but I always switch to owner single hooks on all my hard baits, some of mine I put a small spinner on the bottom hook and that works, I do have to say they cast like a bullet, I always enjoy taking out old stuff you haven’t used in awhile I caught a short Hali on a scrounger that I hadn’t used in a while and a couple of Spotties, I’ve always done well with scroungers but I don’t use them that much I don’t really know why.
     
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    I drive a rattletrap:emoji_kissing:
     
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    heh heh. He said "scrounger."
    Tried a brand-x rattletrap copy for naught today. But the bite wasn't really on while I was throwing it. Caught spotties with it in the past.
     
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