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Old 02-02-05, 08:25 PM   #1
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Now I have inherited two floating ratltraps, and all gold and sliver with a blue back to it. When and where would be the best time to use them. And if you know, cant you use them in saltwater and get hits?
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Old 02-02-05, 08:47 PM   #2
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floating? you sure they float. i have never seen a floater-but i would like to ...


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I have seen the floating ones but never tried them.
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Old 02-02-05, 09:40 PM   #4
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I've got a floating Rat-l-trap. Thay have a little floatation in the very back tip so if it just sits there then it's butt will hang out of the water. It ill sink once you reel fast enough. I've caught a 2 LB. on one but thats it.

On to the question. I'm not sure if you can use them in saltwater? You could if you wash them off with freshwater once you are done with them. If it's chrome w/ a blue back it should get a hit in saltwater depending on the size if it's small then it probably won't.

How big is it?

I primarily use mine in freshwater around cover.
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Old 02-02-05, 09:42 PM   #5
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Default Re: Floating Rat-L-Trapshttp://www.rat-l-trap.com/

From their catalog:

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Old 02-02-05, 10:16 PM   #6
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hell yea
redfish love bass baits
fat-B , spoons, traps gold orange or silver colors do best
tear em up sometimes when u cant get a hit off live
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Wes

We pound the salmon off shore with plugs, but you have to re-rig with the proper size hardware in stainless steel or just replace hooks every time. Driftboaters have relied on bass plugs for years to catch salmon and steelhead in rivers and salty estuaries.

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The floating rattle trap will run about two feet deep or so when your retreive it. It's great for fishing flats or over grass beds.
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Old 02-03-05, 08:02 AM   #9
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Default Re: Floating Rat-L-Traps

Since we're on the subject of Traps, anyone have any links for SUSPENDING TRAPS I believe PNJ gave one before, but I can't find it in my file ??? Thanks in advance.

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Default Re: Floating Rat-L-Traps

[quote author=lizardsrule link=board=news;num=1107386741;start=0#8 date=02/03/05 at 06:02:27]Since we're on the subject of Traps, anyone have any links for SUSPENDING TRAPS I believe PNJ gave one before, but I can't find it in my file ??? Thanks in advance.

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I didn't notice any in their catalog, but there are suspending Spots, if that interests you.

http://www.lurenet.com/
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Old 02-03-05, 10:51 PM   #11
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i have a few of those floating traps.....never tried them :-/
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Old 02-04-05, 11:10 AM   #12
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Thanks Marty 8)

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Old 02-04-05, 01:13 PM   #13
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Floating traps are very good!
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Old 02-04-05, 05:04 PM   #14
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In some situations I think floating rat-l-traps are awesome... i was fishing crankbaits and "regular" rat l traps one time and my friend was using a floater i couldnt get a hit but he caught around 6 good sized bass one being almost 5 pounds
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Lizards, The Red Zone traps Bill Lewis made suspend . I am impressed that you have been paying attention, I posted that a long time ago. ;D P N J
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Lizards, Here is a site that still sells them, Look around and you can find them cheaper priced. P N J http://www.landbigfish.com/tacklesto...se.cfm?PID=738
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Old 02-05-05, 06:38 PM   #17
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Never used em! ;D
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