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Walk the dog just subsurface (in the top 0-4') with Rapala's® X-Rap® SubWalk Lures. The X-Rap SubWalk's unique lateral tail fin design provides stability and accentuates its gliding motion. A slow-sink on pause puts the X-Rap SubWalk in the feeding zone. Equipped with a VMC feather tail hook and a black nickel belly hook. Perfect for both fresh and saltwater.
A Real Working Lure
This little devil works under the surface like your Walk the Dog top water! Move it slow or move it fast or I have found that you "walk it" & then let those Predators pounce on it! I love it in the Flats as it travels in "Skinny Water" just like the Bait Fish.
July 31, 2012
Great lure for huge smallies
I bought this lure in the 5/8 oz and it has been killer for big smallmouth bass. Caught a couple of 16+ inch smallmouth the first time out! I used the glass ghost color. Just throw the subwalk out there as far as you can and jerk the rod tip and reel up some slack and repeat. This lure is great because it stays in the strike zone longer- you get your money's worth on every cast. I normally fish for smallmouth but I had pike in mind when I bought this lure, so i'm hoping to catch some pike on it too.
June 20, 2012
Missleading advertising, still... Great Lure!!
I bought this after seeing a rapala promotial video... in that video the rapala folks claimed this lure will have a walking the dog action just beneath the surface... well, thats just not true... i tried many kinds of retrieves and i just can't make this thing go side to side in the same way a zara spook or a skitter walk would...
But, still this thing CATCHES FISH!!! i have caught everything from LargeMouth Bass to inshore species such as mangrove jacks, Snook and Pacific Sierra... what i found it works best is to fish it slowly... with short jerks... jerk, pause, jerk pause... in that pause the bait suspends and that is the moment of the strike! Hope this helps... The colors i will recomend would be CLOWN, SILVER and BLUE SARDINE (for saltwater) good luck!!
April 23, 2012
I got the medium size one, it works great with my bass rod. I can cast it a mile at 5/8 oz. It does have a walk the dog action like a topwater. The one thing it can't do for me is catch a fish, I guess I just have bad luck. But is defintely like other Rapala crankbaits in that it is way to expensive.
February 24, 2012
I have found that that extra Big Tang on the rear doesnt do all that great for me. Usually the regular Tangs hook up better. Sometimes I remove that big hook & put regular size in its place & I do get better hook ups....just an idea
I fish in a lake where the water has hardly ANY visibility. There is a good amount of vegetation also. The bass there hit topwater lures fairly well. Would this lure have good success here? Thanks! :^)
I think it would work although I use it in saltwater. My "Water" isnt always clear either however the "Walking" creates good vibrations & its just under the surface. It will slowly sink so you will determine how deep it will run. Our Rule of Thumb is bright Lures in Clear & darker in Dirty water. But I have done real well in both waters with the Chartreuse
One can never tell but I am a fan of having a lure for every depth. As always, match the hatch (match the color of the food the bass are eating there-ie: silver/black minnow equals getting silver/black lures). This lure has had different levels of success and failures for me. It also depends on the time of day, time of year, the weather, etc..All are important factors. If you do get a bite on this lure, note all the factor that went into this in a journal. It will help you later when you come to a similar encounter.
Match the hatch is the best result and the times/weather play an important part as well. Try to follow these rules. In a muddy lake, noise making lures usually fare better but this isn't always the best result. Try to use a brighter color (or something with flash as well).
It wouldnt be my first choice but if I was using it I would probably start out with a junebug or junebug chartruse,something dark. You definately want to add some kind of scent though and work it fairly slow.
To tell you the truth this lure doesn't walk the dog easily, but is the best lure i have ever used for tarpon and also works great for snook, peacock bass and others fresh and salt water species. And i think that really worth the extra money.
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