A 'Trap of a Time

A ‘Trap of a Time

Fall’s cooling trends are made to shake, rattle and roll.

Story and photography – Matt Williams

It happens every fall, usually about the time the leaves on the oaks begin making the switch from green to yellow and burnt orange, and water temperatures begin taking a definitive dive. The Rat-L-Trap bite heats up on bass lakes all across eastern Texas.

It is usually not one of those flash-in-the-pan deals, either. Ask just about any Texas bassin’ buff and they’ll tell you the Rat-L-Trap has developed a distinctive reputation as a long-distance performer. Once the fish start hammering it, they normally won’t back off until the spring warm-up.

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