The best new Rapala® baits for saltwater fishing just got better, with the addition of several new hatch-matching color patterns – Hot Purple, Mangrove Minnow, Mullet, Pinfish, Pilchard, Carbon, Purple Mackerel and Bone.
“Rapala’s always made the premiere lures for saltwater fishing,” says Capt. George Poveromo, host of “George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing” on NBC Sports Outdoors. “These new color patterns will only solidify Rapala’s position as the leader in bringing innovative and quality lures to those serious about the sport of saltwater fishing.”
X-Rap® Saltwater SubWalks™, X-Rap Twitchin’ Minnows and X-Rap Twitchin’ Mullets are available now in five new colors – Hot Purple, Mangrove Minnow, Mullet, Pinfish and Pilchard.
X-Rap LongCast and X-Rap LongCast Shallow baits are available now in six new colors – Carbon, Pinfish, Mangrove Minnow, Pilchard, Mullet and Purple Mackerel.
Skitter V topwater baits are now available in the Hot Purple and Bone color patterns.
X-Rap® Saltwater SubWalk™
When inshore fish get spooky, throw ‘em an X-Rap Saltwater SubWalk. Designed to perform a walk-the-dog swimming action just below the surface and down to 2 feet, it sinks slowly when paused and features horizontal fins on the tail section, giving it a wide-sweeping, hard-gliding cadence.
Featuring both attitude and flash, the lure triggers an attack instinct in the inshore species anglers target most. Its slow-sinking action allows a glide-and-drop presentation that puts it into pockets where big fish wait to ambush prey.
Showcasing a translucent body and 3-D holographic eyes, the X-Rap Saltwater SubWalk comes in two sizes, each of which comes armed with two VMC® Coastal Black™ 1X Inline Single Hooks. Size 7 measures 2-¾ inches and weighs 7/16 ounces. Size 9 measures 3-½ inches and weighs 3/4 ounces.
HPR – Hot Purple
X-Rap® Twitchin’ Baits
An aggressive side-to-side action gives Twitchin’ Minnows and Twitchin’ Mullets a unique walk-the-dog presentation just below the water’s surface. Both keep tracking true at a fast cadence, but sink slowly when paused.
The Twitchin’ Mullet measures 3-1/8 inches, weighs 7/16 ounces and comes armed with two 2/0 VMC Coastal Black1X Inline Single Hooks. Twitchin’ Minnows are available in two sizes. Size 10 measures 4 inches, weighs ½ an ounce and comes armed with two 2/0 VMC Coastal Black 1X Inline Single Hooks. Size 12 is 4-¾ inches long, weighs 15/16 of an ounce and sports two 4/0 VMC Coastal Black 1X Inline Single Hooks.
MU – Mullet
MM – Mangrove Minnow
Designed to be cast or trolled in coastal waters, suspending X-Rap Saltwater baits display extreme X-Rap attitude and come armed with VMC Perma Steel® 3X hooks that can withstand the rigors of saltwater fisheries. Rip ‘em for extreme, erratic Slashbait® action or troll ‘em for classic Rapala wounded-minnow action.
Fish-attracting features include prominent scales and lateral line, a textured translucent body, internal holographic foil for optimum flash and 3D holographic eyes. Hand-tuned and tank-tested, they perform perfectly right out of the box.
X-Rap Saltwater baits come in four sizes, 08, 10, 12 and 14. They dive to the following depths, respectively – 3 to 5 feet; 4 to 6 feet; 4 to 8 feet; 4 to 8 feet. Size 08 weighs ¼ ounce and measures 3-1/8 inches. Size 10 is 4 inches long and weighs 7/16 of an ounce. Size 12 is 4-¾ inches long and weighs ¾ of an ounce. Size 14 weighs 1-½ ounces and measures 5-½ inches.
PF – Pinfish
X-Rap® Long Cast & Long Cast Shallow
When coastal fish are spooky, back off ‘em and sling ‘em an X-Rap Long Cast or Long Cast Shallow. Designed to deliver extreme casting distance, they’re also built tough to handle attacks from all the aggressive saltwater predators they attract.
The X-Rap Long Cast dives 4 to 5 feet, depending on line size and retrieve speed. The lipless X-Rap Long Cast Shallow runs a foot to 2 feet deep.
A fast, steady retrieve gives X-Rap Long Cast baits a strong rolling and wobbling action with minimal resistance. Twitching them on the retrieve will create X-Rap Slashbait action. Pause your retrieve to make them flutter on the drop. Both the X-Rap Long Cast and Long Cast Shallow are available in sizes 12 and 14.
PLD – Pilchard
This topwater bait features an exclusive design that radically alters the action of the lure. V-Rap® body design combined with tail weighted balance allows the lure to cut quick with the snap of the rod, ending with a soft, long glide on slack line.
BN – Bone