The legendary Shad body shape from Rapala with an X-Rap attitude. Integrated long-casting system pairs with the classic Rapala rattle and shad to create irresistible action. Body features plastic diving lip and 3-D eyes. Rigged with premium VMC® round bend treble hooks. Running depth between 6'-11'.
Rated 4 out of 5 by krak pretty lure
i have 2 of these lures and havent caught anything on them. i gave 4 stars because the lure is very durable and has good action. i will try this spring before i get rid of them.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MikeyMM The best crankbait
The x-rap shads always seem to be the lures getting hit when trolling multiple types of cranks.. one of the best lures on the market!
January 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nevin Great
This is the best crank bait I have ever used. When I first purchased this, I went fishing in a park down the road from my house. Whiten the first couple of cast I was catching pickerel followed by a 6pound bass and then a huge bowfin. The bowfin took a hunk out of it when I was getting him in, but honestly it made this lure one of a kind. I removed it from my line after unhooking the mud fish thinking it was ruined but on my next fishing trip on lake Marion that was not producing I decided I'd put ol faithful on for another round and although damaged and swimming slightly distraught I started catching fish immediately, and from every species first I nailed a 7pound bass followed by multiple catfish and not small ones either, I landed one cat over 30pounds on this thing. Finally losing it to a huge catfish weighing id estimate over 50pounds. This thing took a beating and kept delivering if my line wouldn't have snapped I'm sure I would still be using it today. I recommend everyone have both this and the shallow models in there tackle box because they really do work in all parks of lake Marion.
December 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by cward Unbeatable
The action of these things is simply amazing. A little pricey but they get the job done, especially if you need a slow presentation.
July 9, 2011
In muddy water you want a bait that'll stand out (brighter colors: white chartreuse, maybe firetiger) as opposed to something darker (bronze, pumpkin, etc). Try to at least find a color that resembles baitfish in your specific water source.
Hi guys, Yes - this bait suspends. It acts just like the x-rap minnow type lures except it is with a shorter shad type body. I love this bait because it is very versital. I can crank it like a typical crankbait or I can rip it fast and make it dart side to side. Just like you would fish a Zara Spook. It is a great compliment to any crank collection. Hope this helps.
It all depends on the conditions for example if the water is clear you would want to go with a more natural color if it was murky or darker, you might wanna try a bright yellow or anything that's not to natural looking. If its sunny you might also want to use something that will use the sun to your advantage like a silver or gold. Also the bait fish around that area you might want to present something that is close to whatever the species of bait fish that live in those waters.
It definitely depends on what you're fishing for, but I have had success using this bait as a jerk bait. I have caught many bass and walleye this way. It's great because it suspends in the water when jerking, so it's easy to keep at a certain depth.
17 and 66 I would use bright colors in clear water it is commonly known to do that and you are very lucky to have oppurtunity to fish in florida the two colors i saw i would use would be 17 and 66 they look good and should produce there
I would try number 01 and 68 on the BPS color chart. We've got a one lake in my area that's more clear than most of the others, and I notice the fish in that lake tend to be relatively darker, so the green olive (#68) color in the smaller size matches the forage pretty well.