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X-Rap help?


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I have heard such great things about the new x-raps. I have 3 of them.. pink, blue, perch. I have fished them for at least 7 days so far on WBL (other lures are producing)... I have yet to catch a single fish on these! I try a steady retrieve.. a jerking retrieve... a random erratic retrieve... what's up with that?

Anyone having success with these? They look SO good in the water.. but can't snag anything but a few weeds. confused.gif

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A super slow cranked ghost was killer on fall walleyes on Oneida/barge canal last fall. I would try slowing it down, what I like about X raps are that they cast like a rocket.

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Sly- ALthough jerkbaits are a great lure, the really good jerkbait bite is over. JErkbaits are one of the best prespawn lures made, we are far from pre-spawn now. As fish go deeper expecially on lakes like White Bear, the jerkbait will not get deep enough to get into thier strike zone.

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I've had excellant results from the x-raps on smallies and eyes. But like Deitz said, that was a quite a few weeks ago.

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I really caught a lot of fish on X-Raps the first few weeks of the season too. I caught the most fish on mine by using a ml spinning rod. It seems like I got more "jerk" out of it with the lighter action and that seemed to turn them on even more.

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I caught quite a few smallies over the 4th up near Ely. Got to them early in the a.m. when they were feeding up in shallower rocks. I actually had a few rods rigged up with different baits to throw depending on the depth I was at when I was crusing the shorlines. I'd say 90% of the smallies I caught were in less than 8 feet and almost all of them were on the xrap. I was using a heavy action baitcaster.

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I see.. maybe this lure is not for me then. Anyone want to buy 3 new Xraps for $10.00? Email me! Perch.. bubblegum.. blue.. smile.gif I don't fish early season... $10 and address and they are yours.. email me.

PS.. how can they be good "prespawn" when you can't target fish prespawn?

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sly-many times our season for bass opens before the spawn, this year wa one of them. Also, I do a lot of fishing in WI and thier bass season opens 2 weeks sooner. Jerkbaits are usually also good just following the spawn, yet as I stated earlier the jerkbait bite falls off once the fish start to head deeper. There is a pretty good jerkbait bite again in the fall, you may want to hold on to those baits!

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We had excellent luck with X-raps up on LOW a couple weeks ago fishing northern with them. We were retrieving, then giving it a quick jerk and letting it sit for about a count of 3 before retrieving again. I bet 90+% of all the strikes we had were on that 3 count pause.

The above may be common knowledge, but until our guide told us the above technique, we were just using a steady retrieve.

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What about trying to rig them on a three-way swivel set-up and troll them slowly right off the bottom for eyes? I have not done this yet with mine, but with the side to side wobble those X-raps have, I would have to imagine it could do pretty good. What do you guys think?

Tom

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No I did not, try it again, my hotmail is acting up, if that doesn't work I will just have you send it to my moms email, which is the one i originaly sent it to you from.

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Crazy google mail.. can't figure out how to reply to an address.. I'll write you from my primary email account. check again...

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Just got back from a trip to nothern rainy and the Xrap was sweet. Great for the smallmouth

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It was in Canada. Red Gut Bay. I believe they were post spawn because the size of the fish were not great, but, we caught solid numbers each time out. The X-rap was my go to bait. Jerk pause, Jerk Jerk pause, etc.

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Sly, did you get the last email i sent to you, wondering if you cared if I paid you in cash or check, being only 16 and lacking a checking account, cash would be easier but if you would prefer a check, It is do-able.

I will send the money as soon as you answer this question.

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Didn't you get my reply? Yikes.. I think gmail can't email hotmail or something! Every email I sent from gmail didn't work.. although I got the carbon copy so I know they went out. Oh well.. yep.. cash is cool.. wrap in a shoot of paper so one can't see through the envelope! tongue.gif

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Sly-Sounds good, no i never got the email, no idea why.

Bad News- through an unfourtunate seris of events, the remainder of my money until my next pay check has been misplaced, it was in my wallet last time I looked......so if you just want to offer them to someone else thats fine....I can't expect you to wait on me so if you just want them to move thats fine.

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Just send when your ready... I'm in no rush.. it's only 10 bucks so I will hold them..

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Thanks alot Sly, I really don't know what happened to my money, it was in my wallet, I bought something at the gas station, then it was gone when i set my wallet down at home...........weird....

Well thanks again,

RR56

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I'm doing alot of fishing on the Mississippi lately up here in Monticello, MN , My friend and I have been catching alot of Smallies on jerk baits and even the X-rap . Wednesday i caught a smallie that was 23" long . We are also catching alot of Catfish and Walleyes also , the bite is starting to slow down as the river is getting lower , but the best is yet to come . the Fall bite is awsome up here , 22-23" is very common come fall

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A 23" smallie, that's pretty dang impressive. I sure hope you got a replica of that one. It's even more impressive considering the state record of Largemouth in MN is 23.5", and since Largemouths usually run bigger, you darn well might have had a record fish in that smallmouth...

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