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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

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