Boothville-Venice, Louisiana – Seventy-five miles south of New Orleans, to the very southern tip of Louisiana, where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico, Captain Michael Frenette received his delivery of a Rapala® X-Rap® Magnum 30.
“I’m going to have a hard time choosing where to take this lure,” said Frenette.
While Frenette, who is widely known for his ability to catch trophy redfish could stay in shore, plying the waters of the Mississippi Delta, he chooses to take the X-Rap Magnum offshore for a little fun near the offshore oil rigs that are a common sight in this part of the Gulf.
In the second episode of series 3, The Delivery, heads to the legendary Redfish Lodge of Louisiana, known for world-class redfish fishing, as well as its offshore fishing options, as well. The lodge, founded by Captain Mike Frenette, offers down-home Louisiana hospitality, including incredible food made by Lori Frenette. Michael Frenette, Mike’s son, has been guiding for 15 years, and his brother, Stephen, who is known for shark fishing, has been guiding for 7 years.
Back for its third series, The Delivery, travels to Florida and Louisiana where three highly distinguished inshore and offshore saltwater fishing guides put the X-Rap Magnum to the test on some very toothy creatures. In the premiere season of The Delivery, which debuted last year, the video series zeroed-in on the ability of the Rapala Skitter Walk. In the second series of The Delivery, three different saltwater captains took delivery of the Rapala X-Rap Long Cast Shallow. In the first episode of series 3, The Delivery traveled to Marathon, a small town along the Florida Keys where Captain Michael Schofield of All Keys Charters, sound the dinner bell for some hungry barracuda.
The Rapala X-Rap Magnum lures run perfectly right out of the box with an enticing wobbling, side-to-side action that drives fish mad. The lure’s off-kilter swimming motion creates a steady vibration fish pick up on with their lateral lines, a system of sense organs fish use to track prey.
In The Delivery, Frenette keeps the presentation fairly simple – he ties the X-Rap Magnum on a steel leader with a swivel, which is tied to a braided line. He runs the lure at 30 feet.
“The X-Rap Magnum comes in some beautiful colors,” said Frenette, as he reels in yellowfin tuna and kingfish while trolling the X-Rap Magnum. “They push a lot of water. Fish just eat ‘em up.”
“It swims true, it makes a lot of noise with its rattles and it looks just like a bonito or a blue runner,” Frenette added. “When you’re fishing the Gulf of Mexico, the X-Rap Magnum is always an option.”