Hardbait has a number of different terms to describe them like traps, rattles or lipless crank baits. No matter the name, these are very versatile hardbaits and will find fish at many different depths of water. some of the most versatile hardbaits out there when it comes to targeting fish at varying depths.
There is one brand that stood above the pack called the “Rat-L-Trap” designed by Bill Lewis. This was a premier lure and had much of the market. Since then, there has been a resurgence of brands that have come to the table with their rendition’s of their own lipless hardbait like Yozuri and Lucky Craft.
Depending on your experience and wallet your choice of lipless baits will vary from detailed, expensive and extensive, to cheap, few and basic until you gain confidence in your tactics to buy more advanced tackle. Here are some of the best out there:
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Yo-Zuri 3DR Vibe - Black
"Yo-Zuris 3DR Vibe features an internal prism finish that reflects light, causing fish-attracting flash that never dulls with time. This ensures more fish see your presentation, and once they see the side-to-side vibrating action, they wont be able to res
Bass Pro Shops Tourney Special Rattle Bait - Black
"Now you can unlock the incredible fish-catching potential of the Bass Pro Shops Tourney Special Rattle Bait without making your wallet flinch. Delivering extreme value with extreme fish-catching appeal, the Tourney Special Rattle Bait produces the result
Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap Original Crankbait - Chartreuse
"The Original Rat-L-Trap Crankbait started the lipless crankbait revolution. Deadly on all game fish. Dual-frequency rattle chambers imitate the vibration of a school of minnows. In fact, analysis by leading bio-acoustic research teams confirms striking s
Booyah One Knocker - Blue
"The original single-rattle, One Knocker. Equipped with a solo tungsten rattle, Booyahs One Knocker produces a rhythmic knocking noise while moving through water. Add 3D eyes and an intricate scale pattern to that equation and you have an irresistible mea
Cabela's Mean Eye Blade Bait - Chartreuse
"Trigger reaction strikes that no game fish can resist. Cabelas Mean Eye Blade Bait has three line-tie positions, allowing you to change the baits action. Hard vibration replicates baitfish and gets the attention of predatory fish even in deep water. Per
Cabela's Mean Eye Rip-N-Shad - Orange
"Engineered to rip through structure with a tight wobble and fish-attracting rattle to draw fish in. The Mean Eye Rip-N-Shad features our innovative High-Definition Series (HDS) technology to deliver unsurpassed realism. A special printing process transfe
Cotton Cordell Super Spot - Black
"The tight wobble in this crankbait brings out instinctive strikes from all species of bass. Rip it through shallow timber or work it slowly off deep-water reefs, it can be fished practically anywhere. Per each. Sizes: 2-1/2, 1/4 oz. 3, 1/2 oz. Colors:
Cotton Cordell Gay Blade - Chartreuse
"The flathead design sends a tight, pulsating action that fish can see and feel from miles away. Dual line-tie holes allow it to be worked like a vibrating bait or a jigging spoon. Great for schooling fish or any time fish hole up in deep water. Per each.
Dick Nite Attractant - shrimp
"Dick Nite Attractant is a gel scent thats hard for fish to resist. The thick gel adheres to both hard baits and soft baits, adding scent properties without affecting their action. Made of all-natural ingredients. Size: 2-oz. bottle. Available: Trout - M
Heddon Sonar Lure - Blue
"Heddons only adjustable-action lure has unique line-tie holes that allow anglers to adjust the lures action to match fishing conditions. Whether cast, trolled or jigged through the ice, this lures vibrating action is tempting to most freshwater species.