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Lure Review: X-Rap Saltwater Series – Part II

When Rapala released their new Coastal Series at ICAST 2016, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on these new hard baits!

After spending months fishing with these lures, I’m finally ready to let you in on my 100% honest, unbiased opinion.

In fact, I have so much to say about the X-Rap Saltwater Series that we broke it up into a two part review!

If you missed Part I,  be sure to check it out Here:

Lure Review: X-Rap Saltwater Series – Part I

If you have a line of lures that you want us to review, be sure to let us know in the comment section Below!

X-Rap Saltwater Series – Part II

We are going to start Part II with the Rapala Twitchin’ Minnow

This Redfish tried to bite me!

Rapala Twitchin’ Minnow

The Twitchin’ Minnow is a lipless jerkbait and it’s available in sizes 10 and 12.

The lure slowly sinks and is very erratic when worked correctly.

I prefer to use the Twitchin’ Minnow in water 2-3′ deep.

When the bite is slow, I like to work this lure very quickly and cover a ton of water.

The darting action causes reaction strikes.

(The Rapala Twitchin’ Minnow (Olive Green) Found Here >>>

Experimenting with different colors and catching healthy Trout.

I have used the Twitchin’ Mullet in a variety of colors and prefer the natural look of Olive Green.

It may be pure confidence but Olive Green produces fish!

Do you have a favorite color?

Let us know in the comment section!

Pro’s and Con’s?

The lure produces fish and has plenty of action.  I love the single hooks and haven’t had any issues losing fish!

It cast’s great, is durable, and at 4″ (size 10) it represents a perfect size bait fish.

Con’s, hmm…I can’t think of anything pressing!

If you’re in the market and looking for a new lure to test this is an excellent choice.

Subwalk gets it done!

Rapala X-Rap Saltwater Subwalk

The Subwalk is available in sizes 07 and 09.

The 07 is an amazing bait and excelled this Spring.

As Spring begins, small bait fish flood the flats and Speckled Trout gorge themselves.

Often, its hard to “match the hatch” and anglers end up throwing lures that don’t meet the correct profile.

This lure produced a ton of slot fish for me this Spring and it’s always in my tackle box.

If I’m fishing in the Santa Rosa Sound, I prefer to use the color Glass Ghost or Albino Shiner.

(The Rapala Saltwater Subwalk 07 (Albino Shiner) Found Here >>>

These Subwalks have a few battle scars!

Pro’s and Con’s?

The Subwalk is a fantastic subsurface lure.

It cast’s great and the single hooks ensure you wont pull the hooks on a solid fish.

The front hook will become wrapped around the leader line from time to time.

However, you won’t be to worried about that if it’s getting crushed on every cast!

I recommend carrying one of these little guys in your tackle box.

You will never know when you’re going to encounter a school of Trout that’s keyed in a small baitfish.


Rapala has been making high quality lures since 1959!

The Coastal Series was a step forward.

The Rapala Skitter V, Twitchin’ Mullet, Twitchin’ Minnow and Saltwater Subwalk are going to catch fish.

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Lure Review: X-Rap Saltwater Series – Part I

As someone who is a big fan of fishing with hard baits, the new Rapala Coastal Series really caught my attention.

Needless to say, when the opportunity arose, I did not hesitate to get my hands on one of the new models.

Our first ‘official’ product review is going to let you in on my honest opinion of the Rapala Skitter V and the Rapala Twitchin’ Mullet.

In fact, it is going to be such a thorough review that we are breaking it up into a two part series!


X-Rap Saltwater Series – Part I

Rapala’s new Coastal Series was released at ICAST in 2016.

The week prior to ICAST, I was fortunate enough to get my hands on one of the models.

Obviously, I had one mission on my mind — catch a few quality fish and test out this new bait!

The first time on the water, I quickly caught several keeper Trout and then disaster struck …

That’s right, a small Bull Shark decided he had other plans for the lure.

And just like that the new X-Rap Twitchin’ Minnow was GONE!

After impatiently waiting, the lure finally arrived.

Fortunately, it was just in time for a fantastic fall bite.

Over the past 8 months, these lures have proven to produce quality fish.

Biggest Redfish on the Rapala Skitter V.

Rapala Skitter V.

We’re going to start off the series review with the Rapala Skitter V.

I initially started throwing this lure in Hot Pink!

(The Rapala Skitter V (Hot Pink) Found Here >>>

Rapala modified the shape to allow the lure to “walk” easier and It Worked!

If you’re just learning to “walk the dog” then this is the topwater for you!

It catches everything!

I used this lure for several months and caught a ton of different species.

From trash fish to trophies and everything in between.

Rapala has always produced a quality product and this lure is no exception.

It sits low and displaces a ton of water.

Fish were willing to travel long distances to eat.

If you see one on the shelf then I recommend that you pick it up and take it home!

Overall, its durable, casts great, and the fish like it!

A beautiful photo of a Redfish!

Rapala Twitchin’ Mullet

Out of the entire Coastal Series, the Twitchin’ Mullet was the first lure to really catch my eye.

This lure floats and it is perfect for shallow grass flats.

I have seen several “sponsored” fisherman speak about this lure with zero hands on experience and it’s beyond frustrating.

It does not sink like a Mirrodine, it suspends to less then 2′ when twitched and slowly rises on the pause.

Redfish simply cannot resist this lure.  When I’m covering water quickly, it’s a go to!

(The Rapala Twitchin’ Mullet (Olive Green) Found Here >>>

Rapala X-Rap Twitchin’ Mullet

When Redfish refuse to strike a topwater, I tie on the Twitchin’ Mullet and catch fish!

The sub-surface action is amazing and Redfish love to crush it on the pause.

Overall, its durable and casts great.


Just one –  The front hook flips over the main line from time to time.

It’s preventable and it’s caused by the user!

Before “twitching” the lure, reel in any slack line and you won’t have any issues.


Rapala has been making high quality lures since 1959!

The Coastal Series was a step forward.

The Rapala Skitter V and Twitchin’ Mullet are two lures that catch fish.

Part II will be out next week, so stay tuned!

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