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caseyinmn

new for '07 baits

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Has anybody that picked up some new lures for 07 noticed higher catch rates specifically of the newer rapalas. I bought some xraps and the new shad raps and have caught more eyes and been bit off more times than I can remember in the south metro. Especially in the 6-16 FOW range. None of my old reliable has worked... yet anyway

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The X-raps are awesome. Totally better then the original husky jerk. I hate to lose an X-rap in the waters though cause their expensive.

For me it has been X-raps, husky jerks, gulp plastics for Walleyes.

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My old ones did better than the new ones,...,maybe I haven't quite figure out the nuance of the new ones yet.

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the slower the retrieve the better. Baits seem to move more and trigger response. Plus they will go deep if required. Especially with all the traffic lately on the lakes they are really taking time to look at em. Lot of one hook lands and lost fish from the soft hits on back trebles. But all day long on natural colors. Best year so far since I moved to cities... is it the Fish or the lures???? both??? who cares lots of fun

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I have found days where bass will only "nip" at an X-rap, but will crush a husky jerk. If you are getting the light bites, then switch to the other and watch what happens. I have found this to be the case with smallmouth in particular.

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x rap is sweet!

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That wasn't south of 494 was it sluggo? Just giving ya crap from some other thread grin.gif Nice tip, now I need to go buy husky jerks crazy.gif

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I had success on the opener trolling for pike using the new rapala minnow raps and x-raps while my father was husky jerks and other similar cranks with much less success. I would say the new rapalas are worth the $$.

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