Jan

8

Gerald Swindle, 2016 Bassmaster Angler of the Year, joins Rapala VMC Pro Staff Team

When it comes to Rapala® crankbaits, The G-Man is an O.G.

“I’ve got a bunch of Shad Raps I started collecting when I was 19,” says Gerald Swindle, 48, who joined Rapala’s pro team Jan. 1. “This young pro saw my collection and says, “You’re an O.G. when it comes to Shad Raps, G.’ I said ‘Yessir!’ A Shad Rap®, a DT®-6, a DT®-10 have always been stable baits of mine.” Continue reading

Sep

19

Brandon Palaniuk Wins Bassmaster Angler of the Year

Onstage, after winning Bassmaster’s 2017 Angler of the Year award, Idaho pro Brandon Palaniuk thanked family members for their support. On the water all season, baits in the Rapala family of brands helped him catch the bass that put himself in a position to win. Continue reading

Aug

10

FAST-RIPPING, HARD-STOPPING RAPALA® RIPSTOP® ELICITS EPIC BITES

Cast. Reel. Twitch. Reel. Rip! Reel. Stop! Wait for it … Set the hook! Boat your latest trophy catch courtesy of the groundbreaking RipStop®, the exhilarating new fast-ripping, hard-stopping, hard-plastic boot-tail rip bait from Rapala®. Continue reading

Aug

1

Rapala, Storm and VMC tackle help anglers claim three of top 5 spots in Bassmaster tournament

Multiple baits in the Rapala® Respected Brands family helped account for three of the top 5 finishes in last weekend’s Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on New York’s Lake Champlain. Continue reading