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Also i would suggest watching the lake levels. the lake is really low right now and deep grass out there is 6-8 feet deep right now. lots of the places you may have fished in the past that was loaded with grass is high and dry right now.

I am not saying that there has to be grass for the trap bite, but having lots of grass definitely helps.
 

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there will be a trap bite, but in my opinion they should have thrown this about a month earlier, there will probably be lots of beds on March 6th, unless we get another horribly cold winter like last winter.

The trap bite is more of a prespawn thing but a trap will catch them year round. But January and February can be absolutely awesome chunking a "trap" on Rayburn.
 

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Somebody will find them with the traps. I prefer the good old fashioned rattle traps. The new set lock hooks are unrelenting and you can hardly get the fish off of the thing. It's trap time right now. I bet my last 40-50 bass have come on the trap ripped through the grass.
 

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90% that fish Rayburn throw traps 90% of the time already. I fished the big bass splash a couple of years ago, and I don't think I saw anyone that didnt have a lipless crankbait of some kind tied on. They definately catch fish out there.

Lipless crankbaits were sold out at every store in a 100mile radius of Rayburn that weekend. We bought almost 2 dozen or so here in Austin to take to friends fishing the tourney. Favorite color was red.
 
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