How do you rig a Rapala lure for trolling?
To cast or troll in deep water, use a three-way swivel rig. Attach one swivel ring to your line and your lure to another swivel ring using 7 feet (2.1 m) of either monofilament or special fluorocarbon leader. Attach 3 feet (0.9 m) of line to the third ring, with a 3-ounce (85 g) bell or dipsey sinker at the other end.
How do you fish Rapala for trout?
On larger streams cast up and across the river, above holes and runs. Cast right into the bank. Cast into water just inches deep, or even up onto the opposite shore. When the lure enters the water next to the bank it looks like a minnow fleeing for cover, and that often attracts a savage hit.
How do you use a floating minnow lure?
A floating minnow lure, like this Rapala Scatter Rap Minnow, is one of the deadliest and most versatile plugs you can cast. Here are some tips for fishing them. Cast and let the lure sit until the ripples have dissipated. Then twitch and jerk the lure to imitate a wounded baitfish.
Are jointed lures good?
Jointed crankbaits are most effective when retrieved slowly, where they can give off the illusion they are traveling quickly. In hard-bodied straight crankbaits, the swimming action is a constant, tight wobble (when they are performing correctly). This erratic action is great but has its own time and place.
When should you throw a jointed swimbait?
The prime time to throw a swimbait in the shallows is after a shad spawn. Spinnerbaits are typically great lures for throwing during this time, but swimbaits will outperform blade baits in clear-water situations or on waters experiencing heavy fishing pressure.
How deep does a Shad Rap run?
However, the Shad Rap Deep Runner is in its element when you take it deep to hunt for the big whoppers: reel it fast and it will dive to 3-4 meters or to that deep spot you just couldn’t reach with other lures.
Should I use a swivel with a Rapala?
Rapala recommends tying directly, but what I learned was to use a snap (no swivel, just a snap) with most any crankbait because it can actually help facilitate the crank’s movement. Snap without a swivel here too. All Rapalas that wander are not lost. Snap without a swivel.
How fast do you troll with a Rapala?
“We troll at two miles-per-hour and all we catch is white bass and sheephead,” Holst explains. “We throw a little speed at these fish, and all we catch is walleyes.” Lots of walleyes.