Cast out a Rapala® Freshwater Rattlin' Rapala® and watch the swimming action at slow to very fast retrieve rates—you'll be amazed. This extra-loud shallow-running crankbait is equipped with 2 full-size treble hooks for sure hookups. Special "tuned" sound chamber is loaded with rattlin' BBs that are harmonic, uniform and "in tune" with nature, and alert and arouse the attack instinct in fish. The Rattlin' Rapala can be vertically jigged without hook fouling and has great falling/swimming action. A special favorite of bass and northern pike anglers.
i got this lure recently and it looks great! i swam it around in the tub and it has amazing action!this lure is heavy so it casts far, and the hooks cant reach eachother so you cant miss a fish.
September 29, 2012
This is a great lure for baby tarpon and snook. Natural looking colors worked best.
September 6, 2012
I won the silver blue lipless the first day i took it out 1 crappie 1 bass in less than half and hour. The crappie hit it purely just trying to kill out anger and the bass hit both trebles. The rattle is great, I was fishing in murky water and it sounded great. Great action and lure
August 25, 2012
I got the baby bass. The first time I used it i got two bites within 10 minutes. I only caught one of them due to the drag on my reel but it was a 2 lb LM. Unfortunately i wound up getting it snagged on an underwater pipe but i ordered a new one, bluegill this time.
July 24, 2012
Depends on the day, depends on the time of year and depends on what you are fishing for. We catch tons on darker stuff in NH. But that is when we are finness fishing. When we are working cranks and spinners or flukes, we usually use brighter colors.
I'm a beginning bass fisherman and have read a lot of reviews for different lures. What's the best way to fish with this lure while reeling it in? Fast reel, stop and go, slow and steady? Thanks for your help.
obviously, trial and error will get you your answer for a particular day or certain body of water but I always reel slower in cold water than in warmer water. sometimes in the summer I am reeling it as fast as I can without it coming out of water and the bass go crazy for it but sometimes I need to use a stop and go retrieve. Mostly a steady medium retrieve works best for me
Depends on the time of year and how active the fish are. If they are hitting anything that moves than a fast retrieve will work. I usually vary my retrieval until they start hitting a certain technique. So many times I will twitch, reel and twitch or literally reel fast and then let it drop. There is a lot to figure out before a specific technique can be decided on.
Cast to structure. Pause when it lands, then softly raise the rod tip a few degrees to "twitch" the bait. Pause, then repeat three more times. Then reel medium speed back to you and stay ready for a strike.
I use a medium-light spinning rod & reel when I use my Rattlin Raps. I anticipate the lure hitting the surface and engage my reel and begin a fast retreive as soon as the lure hits the water. I do this so my lure doesn't snag in log jams or get wedged between rocks. I'm fishing for actively feeding bass and usually have good success with the in a Shad or Fire Tiger color.
Thats a tough question. It really depends on the time of year, they type of day and what the fish are hitting. Color is so important that no one color can solve all of the problems. I have about 20 different 2 - 4 and 4 - 6 ft crank baits that are all different colors.
There is no single answer to this question. Muddy or stained water generally means the darker crawfish or chartruse colors work best while clear water generally is best for the lighter colors or chrome models.
I think they are pretty much equal, as far as fish-catching ability. The big turn-off for me regarding the Clackin' Rap, is that it costs more than twice as much as the Rattlin' Rap, and certainly isn't any more heavy duty. Since I go through a lot of lures, the Rattlin' Rap is the clear choice, budget-wise.
The answer can change from day to day...different sounds or sometimes no sound at all generates more strikes...the bass have to answer this question for you on the particular day you are fishing. The more versatile you can be in color, sound, depth of lure, etc., the more successful you will be.
personally there is no best all around. the ones i use for local farm ponds are completely diffrent than what i use in larger lakes. if you want one to use as a versitle lipless crankbait id go with a 1 3/4 inch or 2 inch shad rapalla rattler
lipless crankbaits are a very simple form of lure and you really cant screw them up. when it comes down to it what will matter is on your personal favorite lure manufacturer. a couple of mine favorites are rapala Rapala® Freshwater Rattlin' Rapala® i really like the price and action, Rapala® Clackin' Rap® my buddy has caught a few bass with this one, Koppers LIVETARGET® Golden Shiner great action, and last but not least BPS Uncle Buck's® Mini Baits - Micro Vibe ive had great luck in summer with this one and it has great action.
So far my favorite lipless is the size 6 lipless clack and rap by rapala. I have a few different colors. I have a red one, a white one (minnow bait fish look), green striped (perch look) and a light green and light blue one. These are great. I have caught a great amount of fish already this year. I love the way it moves and sounds and it definitely attracts fish. I caught a 4 pounder by running it across a rock on a cold day earlier this year. This lure works.
I use the 2 3/4" one for striper!Once I get home or close to a fresh water source, I rince off my lures! That way it keep the rust off and saves the finish for quite a while! Also rince off your rod and reel as well after salt water use!
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