Rapala® Super Shad Rap®
I can't think of a better trolling bait for Muskie and Pike. It has everything you could ever want from the Original Shad Rap, only super-sized. The wobbling action that draws strikes, the perfect diving depth, the durability, being able to keep it moving for hundreds upon hundred of yards with the same action, all of it. This is one of the only baits I have on when I go on Lake St. Clair, unless I'm fishing top-water. My biggest Muskie on St. Clair and personal best measured in at 46", and was caught on this lure. The hooks are quite a good piece of work also, mine are only just starting to dull after not replacing or sharpening them after 20+ fish. Thinking of replacing them with Mustads. Rapala always offers great quality lures, this is in no way an exception. Great to see that BPS carries them, now I know where to get mine. My favorite color is Yellow Perch to imitate the Perch in Saint Clair, but Firetiger is also a killer.
September 10, 2012
I`ve noticed a few reviewers stating, "Needs a rattle"....It doesn`t "need" anything. It is perfect exactly the way it is now. I use it for Largemouth and spotted bass. Many times in heavily pressured areas, a rattle effect will send the fish running due to the amount of rattle type lures used by other fishermen. Live minnows don`t rattle anyway. This lure is large and gets the fish`s attention with it`s action and life like design. This along with a decent presentation by the fisherman and the fish simply attack it. I actually hide it from my friends and other fishermen because it really gives me an advantage in tournaments. If I just had to state a disadvantage it would be that I would like to have one that doesn`t dive quite as deep when using a rapid retrieval. In summary,...One of the better lures made by Rapala. Just another lure on a very long list that Rapala has made that will put the fish in the boat.
June 10, 2012
Great lure for lunkers!
My Dad bought a red & white one (which isn't sold on this site) at the lodge by the lake we we're at. He ended up landing a 20 pound pike with it! Then I bought one too and had a 18 pounder follow it right to the boat a few times, I guess it wasn't hungry. It was poor fishing that week. The most effective technique for these Rapalas when fishing for pike is to give them a really hard jerk, then reel for a few seconds and repeat. It also can be quickly reeled steadily, but is unappealing to predators when reeled slowly. Very high quality, nice paint job, dives up to 8 feet, to me this is an ideal lure for pike!
December 7, 2011
I have caught pickerel, small and large mouth bass, catfish, and pike on the Super Shad Rap. I wish that Rapala would make a model with rattles. I purchased the Super Cisco because it has rattles, but it doesn't have the lifelike finish.
August 5, 2011