Fishing Tips

Vary Rattling Bait Retrieves for More Bites

Rattling lipless crankbaits are a great option for covering water in search of active prespawn bass. Unlike a lot of their hard bait cousins, lipless crankbaits often shine with a simple cast and straight retrieve, but as FLW Tour pro Terry Bolton points out, you’d be missing a lot of bites without some retrieve experimentation. Terry digs into some timeless basics on altering your lipless crankbait retrieves using rod and reel to change lure action and running depth. Following this guidance is a great way to trigger reaction strikes from bass unmotivated by a straight retrieve but still drawn to the profile, sound and action of a rattling lipless crankbait. 

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