When Capt. Benny Blanco was a boy, he caught and traded live bait for Rapala® lures, so he could catch more fish. Today, the Florida guide and TV host is still catching fish with Rapalas, while advocating live release and protection of the waters in which sportfish thrive. Continue reading
Try a new spin on swimbait fishing with the new VMC® Heavy Duty Weighted Willow Swimbait Hook. A new take on the “under spin” concept, this new Ike Approved innovation features a willow-leaf blade attached via an extended spinner arm, ensuring maximum rotation and flash and optimal blade position. Continue reading
#Fishsmart A campaign launched by one of our key partners, Bassmaster and supported by the Rapala® Pro Staff, is a campaign message that is important to keep in mind. Continue reading
Where did it all go?
Progress doesn’t ask permission. It clears, builds, expands. Today, humans are the invasive species.
Thankfully, time travel does exist. Continue reading
Ponder this for a moment: There are anglers today – some of the top pros in the country – who weren’t born when Rapala® introduced a fishing lure that would revolutionize modern fishing. Continue reading
Repeatedly hooking up in a huge school of bass with a Rapala® DT®-10 crankbait, Ott DeFoe engineered a dramatic, come-from-behind victory Wednesday in a Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour competition in Texas. Bass he caught on VMC® hooks in qualifying rounds helped him reach the Championship Round. Continue reading
Who would have imagined a day when student-athletes could earn a letter in high school or college sports for competitive fishing — just like student-athletes who play football, basketball or baseball? Or what about obtaining a scholarship to fish at the collegiate level? Continue reading
Whether the fish move shallow or remain around offshore cover and structure this week on Lake Guntersville, Bassmaster Classic competitors will catch many big bass on Rapala® DT® series crankbaits, top pros agree. Other go-to baits will include Rapala and Storm lipless crankbaits and Rapala jerkbaits. Continue reading
Balsa-body Rapala® crankbaits helped Jacob Wheeler win and Ott DeFoe finish third in the first Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour tournament of the year. Wheeler put himself into the championship round with Rapala DT-14’s and DT-16’s. DeFoe caught much of his weight on a prototype new Rapala flat-sided crank he called “OG Slim. Continue reading
There’s no hotter bait to catch bass in cold, colored water than a Rapala® DT®-6 in the red-orange Demon color pattern. That crankbait is Rapala Pro Gerald Swindle’s pre-spawn “MVP” lure. Continue reading