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hey folks, just wondering if anyone knew of any good lipless crankbaits for slow rolling im looking for a pretty light, slow sinking bait with a lot of surface area

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I think they are all good for slow rolling like a spinnerbait on the bottom . The Red Eyed Shad shimmys  when you kill it . Thats a good feature ..

 

I dont know what you mean by a lot of surface area .

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Voltage lipless cranks at DSG for $3. They do sink fairly fast but they all run well so far of the 4 I've bought. I also don't know what you mean by large surface area.

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Say what y'all want but you'll be hard pressed to beat Rat-L-Trap.

More colors, more sizes, & more models

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43 minutes ago, scaleface said:

I think they are all good for slow rolling like a spinnerbait on the bottom . The Red Eyed Shad shimmys  when you kill it . Thats a good feature ..

 

I dont know what you mean by a lot of surface area .

when i say surface area I'm just talking about how wide the body of the bait is. something that's very thin (like a blade bait) will sink faster and will require a lot of reel speed, alternatively, something thats very thick (like a redeye shad) will fall a little slower and can be retrieved at a slower speed.

I find that the slower a particular crank can be worked the more finesse-y it can be worked, then I can fish it more even when the water is very clear or in the fall and winter.

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i like to throw a 1/2 oz gold/black back lipless this time of year, Tennessee Shad too. 

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Have a look at the 5/8 oz Pro Trap in your favorite colors!

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Try throwing the Livingston Pro Ripper, It's 1/2Oz and 2 1/2 inches long. It sinks slowly and like all Livingston Lures comes with Electronic Baitfish Sound (EBS™) 

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I used to have a suspending yo-zuri lipless crank and a suspending rat-l-trap both of which were excellent in the spring and fall. The rat-l-trap now belongs to a tree and the yo-zuri is a lip piercing for a pike

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Cotton Cordell super spot or suspending super spot are the best I've tried. The super spot is a good bait for yo yoing off the bottom shallow as well

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Cordell makes a suspending super spot and Bill Lewis has a suspending model which will be neutrally buoyant but if you take of the split ring it will slowly float up..

My favorite is the Suspending Flatt Shadd 77mm Suspending model from Sebile since it is the shape and size of a bluegill, has great color, owner trebles, and you can find them for about $7-10 on Ebay and they come through weeds great. They also make sinking models.....

Lastly, The Bill Lewis Floating Rattle Trap is a unique bait with the same shape as the 1/2 ounce trap, lighter without the weight, and only dives about 2' and needs to be slow rolled or it will roll since it does not have good balance, but is good for waking...You can add weight to the lure to get it to slowly sink.

I would think those are the best models to look at, or take a look at the lipless soft swimbaits like the Creme mad Dad Minnow which comes with a double hook you can change out and sinks slowly. For  $2 it is a good deal and works much better than you would think. They have 3 sizes, I seem to do best with the smaller size which is about the size of an Xcalibur Xr25....

The Sebile Flatt Shadd 77 SU is just an awesome lure, I would highly recommend the versions with the glitter filled cavities, it gives the impression of scales falling off like after a Bass will stun a shiner, and I actually like to pitch this lure with trebles into holes in hydrilla, near cover, and just let it sit after spash down. It will get smashed often on landing, first twitch, or on the pause after barely moving it...

I have not caught much on the floating Rat-L-Traps but I have no doubt they probably work well. They are not expensive so worth a shot. The Cordell versions are only $3 and suspend perfectly so you can fish it 1' to 4'. Hope that helps.

Image result for sebile suspending flatt shadd 77 This is a great color.....black/chart...Its 77mm and will sit on top or dive 3-4', one suspend strip and it will sink 1' in about 4 seconds, does not have rattles but vibrates hard and hooks make plenty of noise. It hunts head down and the 77 size is the size of a normal 3/4-1 oz bait, but it is very thin....Clear water or stained it works well. 

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I like 1/2 ounce Rat-L-Traps and 1/2 ounce Cordell Spots. The rattles must be a little bit different because if one of them doesn't work usually the other one will. 

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When you say slow rolled do you mean lifted and dropped along the bottom or just cranked slowly? 

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Cotton Cordell Super Spots are inexpensive.  I like to drill a hole and let some of the BBs out.  Plug the hole with epoxy.  If you let varying amounts of BBs out, you can get lures with different weights.

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Super Spot in 3/4 ounce is a great bait for bomb casting on flats. Bigger profile yet doesn't sink as fast as other 3/4 Oz trap baits.

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