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:
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
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 >>> http://amzn.to/2r9YFJT)
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.
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 >>> http://amzn.to/2pGlgeY)
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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