When walleyes are chasing suspended ciscoes, smelt and similar baitfish in deep basins, Tony Roach is confident anglers will connect with them on the new Rapala® Scatter Rap® Deep Husky Jerk® baits.
“In deep-basin situations there is no better bait that a Husky Jerk,” says Roach, an in-demand Minnesota guide and media personality. “It is a great bait to mimic those baitfish, and adding the Scatter Lip to the lure will only make it better, providing the enticing erratic action fish love.”
Like other baits in the Scatter Rap line-up, the Scatter Rap Deep Husky Jerk resembles a bait already in your tackle box – but with one key extra feature. A uniquely curved Scatter Lip™ has a “built-in triggering mechanism” that adds a “revolutionary” evasive action, explains Al Lindner, legendary angler and host of the influential television shows “Angling Edge” and “Fishing Edge.”
Cast or trolled, Scatter Raps perfectly mimic a spooked baitfish fleeing attack, moving unpredictably from one side to the next, back to center, and then kicking out to one side again.
“The built-in ability to change directions is what makes Scatter Rap baits so effective for trolling,” Lindner says. “Baitfish don’t swim in a straight line from Point A to Point B, they skitter and scatter in different directions – especially when a big predator is in hot pursuit.” Walleye, pike and muskies will all hit a Scatter Rap Deep Husky Jerk.
The Scatter Rap Deep Husky Jerk runs from 9-to-12 feet, depending on line size and boat speed. They measure 4 inches, weigh 3/8 ounces and come in 23 color patterns: Blue Ghost, Clown, Firetiger, Gold, Green Tiger UV, Pink Tiger UV, Redfire Crawdad, Silver, Silver Blue, Yellow Perch, Helsinki Ghost, Hot Tiger, Olive Ghost, Pink Clown, Purpledescent, Purple Clown, Glass Blue Minnow, Glass Clown, Glass Minnow, Glass Perch, Glass Pink Clown, Glass Purple Perch and Glass Purple Sunfire.
Before the release of the Scatter Rap Deep Husky Jerk, trolling anglers often had to sacrifice some lure action for efficiency in covering water. “But now, we have the best of both worlds,” Roach says. “The efficiency of trolling a finely balanced lure that can be pulled at any speed and still run true, plus that one-of-a-kind erratic, sweeping action.”
Once Roach ties on his Scatter Rap® Deep Husky Jerk® lures this summer, he won’t likely cut them off until the winds of winter blow. “That bite will keep going once it starts,” he says. “It will be a great fall trolling bait, as well.”