Rapala's Magnum Saltwater Lures are designed tough, to withstand the rigors of the big water environment, with seven coats of paint, VMC® Perma Steel hooks and fittings to ward off corrosion, and securely attached lips to take the beating of oyster shells and coral. Every step of the way, Rapala lures are designed with the finest materials and craftsmanship that has made these "The World's Favorite Lures." You can be assured that each one has been hand-tuned and tank-tested to work at its best right out of the box! These sinking CountDown trolling Magnums run from 9' to 25'.
Rated 5 out of 5 by blackcobra04 rapala magnum offshore
these are the best lures for king mackeral down south in the gulf of mexico. thx for such a good price and fast shipping.
August 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Duarte Rapala Magnun Firetiger
Great for trolling, I caught a sailfish on Nicaragua´s shores, great for Dolphin and Mackarel and Tuna.
May 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rafa128 Great Lure
Always catch something with these lures my favorites Firetiger RH and Mullet
May 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by njoy Rap Mag's
These hooks are simply the best. When I take my clients out on the water, I want to insure they catch something. The Rapala Magnum nails them every time.
The only negative thing I can say is the treble hooks sometimes bend, depending on what's on the other end.
August 23, 2011
If you're fishing the St. John River, which I assume you are, I like to use large rapalas (the 5/8 oz floating ones) in perch, black & white and gold. Either the jointed or full bodied versions work well, but the jointed gives you a little more action.
I'm not sure if this totally helps, but I can tell you the ones with the codes that start with 'CD' refer to the 'Countdown' model which is the sinking one. The floating models would start with 'F' in front of 'MAG'.
Last year about half of them would not run right. They would not dive, just skipped across the water. I've never had this problem before and wonder if I got a bad batch? Have you heard of any more of this? Thanks, Lonnie p.s. I will be ordering another 30 next week.
I had a similar problem but my problem was my leaders were to heavy for the size of lure. I re-rigged them to lighter Stainless Steel wire and they ran great. Also try letting out more line, sometimes that's all it takes to correct the action.
Each lure runs as deep as you like. I use CD26Magnums every time I go on the ocean. I'm the expert with catching Blue Marlins and Giant BlueFin Tunas. The Rapala CD Magnums are among the best lures for fast trolling with a maximum trolling speed over 12 knots for the larger sizes of 18 and 22 cm. The important feature is to keep the line pressure as low as possible by trolling CD Magnums very close to the Boat. Twenty to 25 meters is almost too much if you want to troll fast. For small bluefin tuna we usually run six CD Magnums behind the boat at an average speed of eight knots. The first lure is only five meters from the transom and the longest is no more than 20 meters, but most of the catches are taken on the shorter lines. Using 50 lb monofilament (0.7mm) and tuning your lure between five and 15 meters behind the boat, you can easily achieve 10 to 12 knots with a CD Magnum 18, and eight to 10 knots with a CD Magnum 14. If you are trolling fast for mid-size tuna, avoid using a heavy leader, as it will totally kill the action of the lure. Tuna have very small teeth so there is only a slim chance that you will get ‘cut off’. If you want to troll fast in waters with “toothy predators’, your leader should be made of 49 strand cable or wire leader. The position of your Rapala lure in the spread is also important. You should avoid running them in the propeller wash as this puts extra pressure on the line. If your rod holders are badly placed, you can adjust the position of your lure by using a release clip. The best place for CD Magnums is parallel and very close to the propeller wash and in between the two washes if your boat is using two engines. The side of the boat can be used for trolling diving lures but you must pay attention to the angle of the line at the rod tip. Most of the time the line will not be inside the top roller, and it might break under the heavy pressure of the strike. I hope this helps.