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® SureSet® feather tail hook and a VMC black nickel belly hook. Perfect for both fresh and saltwater.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ImThatGuy Shallow Water Killer!
I use this frequently in clear water during the fall and pre-spawn. It has a great design and external appearance, but the action is a bit weak with the feather tail hook. Replace it with an Ultra Point or an Owner Stinger 41 to greatly improve the walk-the-dog action. It doesn't always move the way I want it to but it catches fish!
May 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by krak looks cool
I think this lure looks amazing and has amazing action. i have had it for about 8 months and have fished it a few times. i cant seem to get a bite from it but it looks sweet to me! thats the only reason i gave it 4 stars. i hope it can trigger the post spawn fish this year!
February 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bassmaster991996 Great
only problem is that the hooks can sometimes get tangled
December 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ohyeahh 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
Part of it is the awkward shape and large size of the lure, but the majority of the issue is with the tail hook. The feather seems to draw strikes, but the SureSet treble with the extended barb actually causes you to lose some fish, as the back part pulls out fairly easily. Try getting an Ultra Point feather tail hook, or a Gamakatsu feather tail. They should be stronger.
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 use this lure alot, and it performs best in clear water. This bait is shiny, but not shiney enough to make much difference in dark water. It also doesnt make much noise. I have had poor luck using this lure when my local areas get muddy. Stick to topwater, you've got the right idea!
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.
I believe it is, but how you use it is important. It really depends on the depth. Water clarity also plays a role. If you fish in shallow, fairly clear water, this bait is deadly. It also helps if your area has a population of gizzard shad or golden shiners. If you want a similar product that can save you some money, look into the MirrOlure Catch 2000.
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.