What is it? The most anticipated bait of 2015 so far, the Rapala Shadow Rap. What does it do? Sure, it looks like a regular jerkbait, but the Shadow Rap shines when you get it in the water. Rapala’s engineers wanted to create the most realistic dying baitfish imitator to hit the lake. How do I use it? When, where and how you would a regular jerkbait, but you’ll also want to add a few vigorous pops and pauses in your retrieve to get the most out of the Shadow Rap.
Stick ’em on your face and enjoy the benefits of Costa’s frame design and polarized lenses.
Here are some of the exciting new products making their debut at the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro. Compiled by the editors of Bassmaster Magazine.
If your 18- or 19-foot rig is in need of a repower, this 4-stroke is worth considering for a few reasons.
If Old Man Winter keeps his grip, the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic will likely be won deep – just like it was in 2008.
Brandon Lester is building a career the right way, one step and one rod at a time.
Winter weather makes for a great time to inventory tackle and get it stored properly.
The 'Cajun Baby' Cliff Crochet shows off the gear and goods packed in his tournament rig.
For years, Randall Tharp has used a Rapala knife and cleaning table to prepare dinners of fish caught fresh from the sea. Now he’ll rely on the iconic brand to put food on the table in another way — throwing Rapala baits to win prize money in Bassmaster tournaments. The 2013 Forrest Wood Cup champion has joined Rapala’s pro staff.
The Yearling BaitBall family consists of eight different lure models and was first revealed to the trade in Orlando, Fla. at ICAST, 2014.