Rapala X-Rap Magnums – Wahoo To Tuna, Ready To Troll

No matter where you go fishing, there are species of big fish that feed on little fish and the Rapala X-Rap Magnum trolling plugs have been used to catch them all.

Rapala has been a standard in the fishing industry for many years.  Started in freshwater, Rapala’s saltwater designs became a welcomed asset to offshore anglers as well.  The X-Rap Magnum series has been a favorite because its large diving-lip takes the lure to depth unassisted by downriggers or planars.  The lure creates a tight wobble that has drawn crushing blows from wahoo, grouper, tuna and so much more.  The lures are built tough and ready to run right out of the package.  The X-Rap Magnums come in a variety of versions corresponding to how deep you want the lures to run.  The depth choices are 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40-feet and each one is designed to troll straight up to 13 knots.  The length of the lure increases with the increasing increments of depth and they range from 4 3/8″ to 7″ long.

SoCal’s Erik Landesfeind said, “The deeper running X-Rap’s, especially the 40 size can be real killers when the yellowfin are on the dolphins but not willing to come up for chum or a shallow trolled lure. In the old days we used to have to try and guess where the school was going so we could run ahead of them and drop swimbaits down to the depth the tuna were holding and then gun the boat ahead when we marked them to give the lure enough action to get a bite. While it worked, the technique was very imprecise and more miss than hit. With the deep-running X-Rap’s you can not only get your lure into the bite zone but keep it there while chasing moving fish.”

Capt. Matthew Clifton of Scorpion and El Regalo Sportfishing in Mexico said, “The Rapala X-Rap Magnums are a go-to lure for our boats on the East Cape.  In addition to being a straight-up killer for wahoo, we have caught a wide variety of fish, including tuna, dorado, roosterfish, snapper, grouper and, even, striped marlin.   The X-Rap Magnum 40 gives us the ability to cover even more of the water column with a slightly larger bait. The results with the Magnum 40 have been impressive.”

Tie the X-Rap on and go fishing!

X-Rap conforms to critical construction standards in order to take a beating and keep fishing. These lures feature a textured translucent body, internal holographic foil, 3D holographic eyes. The terminal hardware is saltwater tough with 3X split rings holding 4X VMC® Perma Steel hooks.

Rapala X-Rap Magnum Features

  • Deep-Diving Lip
  • Models with Colored Lip for Extra Attraction
  • Textured Translucent Body
  • Internal Holographic Foil
  • 3D Holographic Eye
  • VMC® 4X Perma Steel® Hooks
  • 3X Split Rings
  • Big Water Patterns

Check out the Rapala website to see these and many more fish catching lures.

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