Rapala's adrenaline-pumping Saltwater X-Rap Lures have had a huge impact on the way anglers target almost every kind of saltwater species. Built to withstand the onslaught of saltwater giants, the extreme X-Rap slashbaits produce an aggressive, hard-cutting, darting action that drives every fish to strike. Integrated long casting system partners with the X-Rap's irresistible rattle to make them even more tempting. Complete with VMC® Perma Steel Hooks. Run from 3' to 8'.
Rated 2 out of 5 by IABOWHNTR Not convinced
Noticed that these were very nice lures and were very close to the real bait fish, I bought one in the bunker color for striped bass since I wasn't able to go get fresh bait before the shop closed and my buddy only had a couple fresh bunkers he left me. I arrived to fish the whole incoming tide and most of the outgoing, started at 10:00 at night till 6:00 in the morning, I was using my 9' ugly stick bigwater and could chuck this thing out a good distance. There were tons of stripers jumping out of the water all over the place, I tried every kind of retrieve you can think of but nothing came close to this lure. Not even a blue fish seamed interested in going after this thing. Now normally I would just try another night, but after 8 hours of casting and retrieving a lure with that 9' rod this lure failed to produce. I don't give up easily on anything I do, but after that this lure is going on my wall of shame as the most expensive lure I have ever wasted the money on and not even had a hit from a fish! Don't rely on these for any kind of action on the water, they say a bad day fishing is better than any day at home but not if you spend this much $$ on a fancy lure that does not produce results. Looks to be pretty strong with nice hooks, it sure looks like a real bunker.
May 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by krak good lure
i bought two of the big guys for musky fishing and they looks sweet in the water, fantastic action. As musky fishermen know, only time will tell.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by racosta Best Lure
These are the most productive lures in my tackle box by far.
January 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Napoleao Excellent product
I have used this lures (for salt water) on normal fresh water fishing. Durability, fishing attractiveness, strong hooks, made them my favorite lures in amazon rivers in Brazil.
January 8, 2013
If you are a "match the hatch" kind of guy like I am I would go between three patterns.
(1) black back, silver: I really like the contrast, which makes it pretty visible in stained water. I also like the red coloration under the chin that looks like an injured baitfish and I believe this elicits strikes.
(2) Olive Green: Snook love greenies, enough said
(3) Spotted Minnow: I have had great luck with this pattern in the ocean, on the beaches, and in inlets. I find this pattern looks like small spotted trout, a bit like a sea run herring, and enough like a mackerel to do the job. I have not caught snook on this pattern but I have caught stripers, sea trout, jacks, and cudas.
I will be surf fishing on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica in March and am looking for suggestions or tips on lures etc. My experience in fishing is jigging or trolling the lakes of Ontario, so this will be my first time doing this.