Rat-L-Trap Fishing for Beginners & Pros - Mark Daniels Jr.

In this 20-minute on-the-water bass fishing instructional video, FLW angler and Bassmaster Elite Series tournament rookie Mark Daniels Jr. talks about one of his favorite baits, the original Rat-L-Trap.

Rat-L-Trap Fishing Basics

Daniels starts by talking about Rat-L-Trap basics for beginners, like color and size selection. There are tons of colors to choose from, how do you know the best colors to buy for the body of water you're fishing? Next, Mark talks about the types and sizes of Rat-L-Traps, from the Bill Lewis Stealth Trap to the Knock-N-Trap. Mark shares some spring color recommendations, and his go-to colors. He talks about the sound chambers, when he changes types and the conditions he usually fishes them.

Rat-L-Trap Modifications and Advanced Techniques

Mark Daniels Jr. also covers bait modifcations to help bring a Rat-L-Trap through wood cover, adding flash, better hookups at different times of the year and more!

Lipless Crankbait Fishing Tackle & Technique

Mark Daniels Jr. talks about the rod, reel & line he uses to fish these baits. He then demonstrates the technique for fishing a trap, which is not chunk and wind, despite popular belief. Mark spends a good deal of time talking about how to fish this bait around grass. Lastly, detecting and reacting to bites to ensure you land your bass.

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