Great Lakes Angler Blog

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


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