The most important thing to remember despite all the other rattlebait tweaking jargon is that they are reaction baits. And when it’s calm, something intuitively tells you the rattles are too loud and obnoxious for finicky bass in tranquil waters. Take my word for it…they’re not. Because of all those theories and opinions about these lures, the discipline that gets lost in the shuffle is just putting all that hype aside and committing to throwing one. I did that just a few days ago during a calm fall day. Amongst a sea of finesse fishermen, the rattlebait crushed it for me, and the more erratic the retrieve, the harder it go smashed.