Rapala Jigging Rap
Not just for ice-fishing! Secret deep bass weapon!
While this Rapala lure is well-known for its ice-fishing production, it is a very nice alternative technique for hot-weather deep water bass.
In late summer the bass often head for the deep water and suspend off humps, road-beds and other deep structure. Anglers will key on these areas with deep diving crank baits, Carolina rigs...
While these deepwater techniques often produce, sometimes the bass get finicky and need a more 'in your face' sustained presentation.
The Rapala Jigging Rap can be fished right over the side of the boat, targeting fish that are identified on electronics. You can even see the jig on the graph and put it right in front of the fish! It's electronic sight fishing....
The best color in North/Northeast Texas has been the silver/shad pattern.
It is another quality product from Rapala and is a nice alternative when other deep water bass techniques will not produce.
Exposed hooks limit this lure to brush-free, hard structure areas...
July 29, 2010
This is a great jigging lure for Minnesota ice fishing. Tip the treble with a minnow head and have at it. I use a variety of lures when Ice fishing and this is one. I use a quick connect to change lures.
December 30, 2009
I like the quality of this lure, i used it couple of time in winter and fall and did not have great success so far, but may be i am not into jigging so much, i will give it a try again some other time.
October 19, 2009
Used these ice jigs on a lake west of Brisbane that everybody said only fished on live bait (live shimp or worm) . I got 6 Australian Bass this morning the guys 40 yards away got none.
September 11, 2013