Arashi® Vibe helps Downey place 2nd in Bassmaster season opener on St. John’s River

A trio of Rapala®, Storm® and VMC® baits helped Bob Downey to two monster bags and a runner-up finish in the Bassmaster Elite Series season/opener last week on Florida’s St. Johns River. The bait that put the most big bass in the Rapala pro’s boat was a Storm Arashi Vibe lipless crankbait. Continue reading



The Future of Filleting is Here and It’s Electric

While the United States gears up for a future of electric vehicles, Rapala® continues to perfect and advance electric fillet knives. Building on innovation after innovation, Rapala’s product engineers have created the industry standard for electric fillet knives to which all other electric knives are compared – the Rapala R12 Heavy Duty Lithium Fillet Knife. Continue reading



Rapala® DT®-6 Helps Trevor McKinney Win Bassmaster College Series Tournament

Lightning struck twice last week for McKendree University’s Trevor McKinney – figuratively and literally. In practice for the Bassmaster College Series Wild Card tournament that he and partner Blake Jackson won on Alabama’s Lay Lake – his second collegiate win on the waterbody – McKinney was struck by lightning for the second time in his lifetime. Thankfully, he was not seriously injured and was cleared to continue competing in the tournament. Continue reading