Great Lakes Angler Blog

Cranking ‘Eyes with Authority

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Slam dunk crankbaiting techniques for busting the backs of summer walleyes. By Tom Neustrom  Read Full Story

When X-Rap Prop And Pops Roil, Bass Boil

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

MINNETONKA, MN – Bass can be choosy when it comes to blowing up on topwater baits. At any given moment, it might be one action or shape that triggers a strike, or instigates sudden disinterest. Sometimes it’s the spatter of a wide-bodied, water-pushing popper that’s preferred. Other times it’s the slender shape and whirling props that whip the surface, and bass, into a lather. In either case, the sound created by the lure should reverberate through lateral lines from afar, but without excessive splash and celebration. All the while, a lure must look realistic and run true. A lot to ask for, but doable. Because of the aforementioned truths, Rapala devised two new irresistible topwaters to roil the surface – the X-Rap Pop and the X-Rap Prop. Each bares a shape and action that bass can’t help but boil on.   Read Full Story

GlAngler Subscription

Recent Posts


RedHead Macho Minnow Humminbird Tournaments Catfish JBL Ice Features Prosepec Electronics TRAC Ecological toilet Radio Traditions Jeff Gustafson Conservation Tom Neustrom Line Recycle Bin Pop-Up LED Bowlights Tyee Endura Mr. Twister Larson Electronics CLASSIC Bass Pro Shops Four-Person Dome Tent with Screen Porch Fuel Angler Bethel University Chargers eZSplice Mack's Lure Extended Warranty jigs New York Extreme Baitcast Reel Accon Marine Tight Lines Jewelry Knives Ultracoat Insect repellent B.A.S.S. Air show treestand injury Snow-Shoe Tip-Up Scott Martin Fish Hawk XD4 YUMphibian TRAC Tip-Up Bibs KVD Speedbag Wormfile Line Coleman LCWCC Jerky Team Aqua-Vu fitness spoon hardbaits Keep Kool Black Earth Creek Legend Gold OHIO Masters Walleye Circuit LineGrabber DuraSafe Electronics Lock Gill NA Size limits Niagara Falls ABT X-2 Countdown LOTSA BoatUS Torpedo Divers Lake Huron thieves trailer tongue NMEA Traditions Media USSA Shoes Port of Indiana Gary Dollahon Dave Mull Blog Louie Stout Slide Moor Global Spectrum Rig'N Tails Ethanol Water Buddies Yamaha Brown trout InvisaSnap Yamaha ATV Sheldon's Olcott, NY Scholarship spreader light Cabela's iPilot Rapala Hunting Salmon Unlimited of Illinois Boat lifts Brad's Alaskan Patrick Hurst Big Bear Products Holland Bait head FRIDAY FUNNIES Ditch Triton Boats Bass fishing Betsy BoatUS Angler South Haven, Michigan Costa Berkley Mary Snyder marlin Catch & Cook Cannon Marine General Bristol Bay Whale Pumps Whale Rovermax LR 100 Michigan DNR EZ BoatPort Mercury Marine radar Costa Del Mar Costa Sunglasses Beckson Marine Deck Plate Plano Alabama Rig Steve Wood Todd Sokolow Baitcast Fishing Pole BBQ Lighter Radial Lund Free Fishing Weekend LakeMaster Western States Version St. Croix Rods Boat Covers Andrew Dordek On board Gull Lake Marine Dan Egan BASSMASTER Power Acme Army Corp of Engineers Owners tournament Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Orca Fin System Boats Muskie Lure Matt Serbenski Chatterbait Fiberglass tiller Cliff Pace Wedding Ring Fishing Clubs Chicago barrier One-Handle-Does-It-All System HELLA Salmon RAT FINKEE Soft Jigwobbler Ravenswood Media Brian "Bro" Brosdahl Boat names Deck Plate Batteries Micro-Mobile Pro Viewing Case Mosquito repellent Boga Lowrance Homeport Marine Marketing Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plate Vick Lake Michigan Venice, Louisiana Audio Fort Wayne, Indiana Dave Mull ShowSpan Lake Erie Raritan Jeff Wenzel Conservation Marathon Indiana DNR Traxstech Mark Zona spinning rod Spencer Yachts Silver Horde Fishing Aqua-Vu iPilot Link Ranger Shipping ice fishing, Bro Show, Traditions Media Bug repellent Invasive species Asian carp 1675 Pro Guide Bass Pro Shops Scott Glorvigen Corey Schmidt Aqualuma Goby Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Volvo Penta KVD Speedbag blue marlin Normark Oakley Sunglasses Video Games Angler 175T Matt Straw Contest Soo Locks iPhone tackle storage Onyx Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs exotic invader Bass lure Andrew Semprevivo cruzin Whistler Spoon PLB Trade Shows Marine Lighting Marcum News/Social Turning Point Props Coast Guard Davis Instruments Swedish FireKnife Rods Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing Faria Legend Extreme Thermacell Uncle Norm's Black Velvet Dunkirk, NY NAIFC Championship Reese Marine Radio mudsnail Green Bay Ryan Wilson Absolute Outdoor, Inc. MUSHING F-Series Storm Gear BOLT Padlock Smart Guide Publications Crankbait Net redfish Lake Assault Walleyes Iaconelli EZ Splice Fasteners Lip-Stix trailer tongue Great Lakes Troller Glacier Glove splice Moisture Muncher USCG EZ Dock Boating GPS for Lightning Connector Multitools ODNR Slender Spoon Honda Rugged Shark Muscle Squared 65 Multi-species KVD Sunstream Boat Lifts Home Port Marine Marketing Launch ramp Shock Wave Reef Runner Shelter Kurt Mazurek Dave Genz Navigation binoculars Jeff's Tackle Shop Hamlin award Insurance Mag Light Interlux Earth Day Ice Fishing Ascend Buff Tracker Marine Aquatic AV AmVets Bad Elf Wind Power Sunglasses Northland Grunden's Rippin Lips Footwear Northwest Indiana Steelheaders WFN Youth IGFA Boating safety Streams Okuma Lures Izaak Walton League LineSnubber Speakers Aqua Vu Church Tackle Seakeeper gyro Full Throttle ATV Brandon Newby Forage Minnow STRATTEC Bheestie Bag VMC WileyX Knife sharpening Storage Boat US Lake Ontario Bro Brosdahl Wounded Warriors Minnesota Mack's Lures Smartfind S20 Personal AIS Beacon Blue Heron Communications thieves Hobie Pro Angler Brite Wash FLW Tim Popfinger Kill switch U.S.S.A. Fiberglass boat Bug bite relief Bass Pro Princecraft Kindle book Boat maintenance New Lures Technology Hevi-Beads ABT La Mar John E. Phillips MULL BLOG Titan Chain Evinrude Aluminum Deep V Series Fishouflage YUM Dinger Michigan Stabenow Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo Gene Larew Barry Brown Marine Gear Fish America Foundation Bait Holder Shoremaster Shurhold Simrad Lights clubs Jack Links Serious Shine Ryan Kleckner Innovative Outdoors AKOYA Records Topwater High school bass fishing Green Bay, Wisconsin Rubrail CUSTOM JIGS 'N' SPINS Weather Buoy Flat Slider 75 Soul5 Tackle Labs Marine NewsWire Up Stream Hydration Back Pack Swanson-Russell ChartSelect Gunnison, CO Bob Schmidt Wildlife Forever Mazurek YUM sunglass National Guard Camera mount Accessories Wake Fishing Magnum Flow-Troll inReach WeatherStation Coleman cooler Rippin' Lips Frabill Sport Shows Optima theft Ditty bag New Zealand Grand Rapids Ultimate Outdoors Show Lake of the Woods Sphaera Strike King South Haven University of Buffalo Skamania Mania Apps Dogs Kayaks Bait Rigs Alaska Tools Lake Superior Minn Kota 360 Tournament Grade Circle Hooks Nautical GPS Speedometer 580P lenses Jonathon VanDam PulseTech iPad Autotether Mustad Ultimate Flannel Shirts News Wild River series Z-Man Beckson MATE USA EVOLVE FISHING CO Delorme Marine Speakers Gary Giudice Kayak great lakes Blue Collar Outdoors Gravity USO Promise Keeper Ranger VS1780 Practical Sailor Downriggers Plano Synergy Clay Dyer Foul weather gear MWC dock lines Dollahon ONIX Walleye bimini top Lead Trout Unlimited Tides BASSMASTER CLASSIC Telescoping JIggler Long Rod Skarlis Frigibar Odd'ball Fin Spin SeaLife Cameras Mike Seymour Pharmaceuticals Hobie Glorvigen Lund Boats Personal Flotation Device Contaminants St. Croix Walleye tournament Balog Oculus Rushton Gregory Lake trout DuraSafe Mystery Tackle Box Kevin VanDam Rescue Chronglobal ASA Chaco Husky Jerk Rain suit Safety DSC Custom Jigs & Spins Deep Sea Diver Michigan City, Indiana Ned Rig Spreads Evolve tree stand injury Sportsman's rights Synergy Outdoors River Fishing Dollohan Personal Flotation Devices The Harry Lure boat rental Side Thruster Tackle Bag Grab Rail Clam Sharpeners Electronics The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls Grady-White Kevin Van Dam Beckson Marine Ranger Boats Side Imaging Safe boating Martin-Flory Lock Wisconsin SOG Tommy Skarlis Sun protection PRADCO Bristol Bay Salmon McMurdo SeaEra QC Monel Metal Milennia MIL-iDock Oshkosh Rough Weather Swim Whizz Plano Tackle Boxes Lighting Future Fisherman Foundation Manistee Airmar exotic species Quantum Headgear Brian Brosdahl PFDs Marsh Madness Bass Swim bait CMP Global USCGA Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series weather Pro Polish JVD Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plates and Kits Tournament Rain gear Mark Chmura Lakemaster METS