OG Slim® 6 and Jigging Rap®s Help DeFoe and Wheeler to Top-10 Finishes on Smith Lake

As they did most of last season, Rapala Pros Ott DeFoe and Jacob Wheeler scored Top 10 finishes Monday in a Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour tournament. A Rapala OG Slim® 6 of his own design helped DeFoe to a 7th-place showing. Rapala® Jigging Raps and Storm® Largo Shads helped Wheeler to an 8th-place showing, his 7th-consecutive Top 10 finish. Continue reading



Feider is betting on shallow-water success in Bassmaster Classic

In the Bassmaster Classic, the more things change, the more some anglers wish they would stay the same. Other competitors, however, wish change would come sooner than later. Such is the case this week in South Carolina on Lake Hartwell, where Rapala Pros Seth Feider, Brandon Palaniuk, Gerald Swindle and Patrick Walters will begin competing tomorrow in a field of 55 of the world’s best bass anglers for a $300,000 grand prize and bass-fishing immortality. Continue reading



Rapala® Baits Shine on Lake Fork

Rapala® baits helped one Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour angler to a win last week in winter-like weather in Texas, and two others to top-5 finishes. The champion and the 5th-place finisher both caught big Lake Fork bass on a flat-sided, balsa-wood Rapala crankbait designed by Rapala Pro Ott DeFoe. The third-place finisher, Rapala Pro Jacob Wheeler, caught scorable bass on Rapala jerkbaits. Continue reading