How fast can you troll a Rapala X-Rap?

Feathers and konas need higher speeds to work whereas Rapala X-Raps will work well at slower and at higher speeds. Larger Rapala X-Raps can be trolled faster, while the smaller Rapalas like the SXR 10 will max out at 9-10km/hr and will start spinning and popping. The larger XRMAG40 comfortably trolls at 18-20km/hr.

How fast should you troll for grouper?

Make sure to cover as much area as you can, typically trolling at 5 to 7 knots the entire time. There’s no mistaking a grouper bite on the troll as they eat aggressively – keep the boat in gear to make sure the fish is clear of the structure then fight as you normally would.

How fast should I troll?

The best trolling speed depends on several factors including the type of fish, water conditions and lure choice. In general, trolling speeds between 1.5 and 2.5 mph, as measured by GPS, are a good starting place for most species like walleye, trout and salmon.

Do you 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.

What is Slashbait?

The nickname “slashbait” has been adopted by many jerkbait anglers by the way that they approach the technique. Smallmouth bass are ever more inclined to seek and destroy the jerkbait when it poses a serious challenge. This retrieve is also most effective in lakes and reservoirs that are home to ultra-clear water.

Is a Rapala a jerkbait?

Effective with a wide range of cadences, the Rapala RipStop Jerkbait can be worked with a straight cast-and-wind retrieve, wind-and-stop, twitch, snap, rip, and suspend. Fish it your favorite way for all species of gamefish.

What’s the best bait to catch grouper?

The best bait for grouper fishing are squid, chub mackerel, sardine, white crab, or octopus pieces, one of the favorite grouper food. But normally they bite any bait.

What is the best lure for grouper?

The two lures that are most often used for casting to grouper are diving plugs and jigs. Plugs will dive down to a determined depth, while jigs can be worked through the entire water column but are extremely effective when bounced on the bottom right on top of the structure.

How big are the Rapala X Rap magnums?

X-Rap Magnums – Code XRMAG – These are deep running lures with large lips. Sizes 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 – These sizes according to the depth the lure runs 10ft, 15ft, 20ft, 30ft, 40ft. As the depth rating gets deeper the lures get larger.

Which is the best lure to use for Grouper?

The late and great Jose Wejebe will tell you that the best grouper lures are those with versatility, and his favorite was the Rapala X Rap 30 Magnum. He was probably one of the best experts at fishing for grouper on the planet when he was alive.

How many Rapala saltwater lures have been made?

Overall Rapala world records to date: 250+! And all Rapala saltwater lures are built tough to withstand the rigors of the big water environment, with seven coats of paint, PermaSteel hooks and fittings to ward off corrosion, and securely attached lips to take the beating of oyster shells and coral.

Can you use a wire leader on grouper?

Grouper trolling lures should not be fished with wire leaders unless there are toothy critters such as barracuda, wahoo, or mackerel around. Learning how to catch grouper in shallow water is easy-just pick up a Rapala X Rap 30 and find structure in 30 feet of water where you think grouper may be holding.