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Ok so the other day I was fishing a kietech swing fat on a swim bait hook. With no hits on that I messed around and put a rage tail craw in black and blue on it. First cast, hit the bottom, twitched twice and wamm! Reeled in a 5.2 pounder. Came back to research this and turns out it's a well known rig to some. I love how the bait falls perfectly horizontal. I went ahead sand purchased the correct hooks made for this rig by moaner hooks. I also picked up 3 packs of rage craws in black and blue. I got some jj's magic and was going to give it a try but I'm wondering what chartreuse would do to black and blue. Would it show up or be pretty faint. I can't see any dips of black colored plastics. This rig overall is awesome. Can't wait to get the new hooks and tear it up this summer!

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Awesome, yes, the Rage rig with any Rage Craw, Menace etc. will flat out catch fish...It also works good as a toad on top if you happen to see a fish break water nearby even if you have a weighted hook on......

I use alot of Black and blue baits and skirts,and I did them or use the Marker to add some chart,and sometimes you can't see it until it hits the water but I seem to think it helps at times...I like to dip most plastics in chartruese in stained water and during/Post Spawn, but I just think the Rage Craws, Bugs etc. work so well because they glide so naturally, move water, and the legs really kick if you put more weight on the Rage Craws....They can get expensive but then again, that is a good problem to have, torn up baits or a boat full of ripped baits = a good day....

Only other bait I would highly Suggest if the Rage Menace...One of my favorite all around baits for any soft plastic technique....It is the Rage craw of Grubs...Good post. It always feels great to change something up and have it work out...

 

You really can't fish a Rage Craw or Menace, Rage Bug the wrong way...Any weight, even topwater, Jig Trailer...They catch fish, and you can rig them on any rig on the market....

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16 minutes ago, primetime said:

Awesome, yes, the Rage rig with any Rage Craw, Menace etc. will flat out catch fish...It also works good as a toad on top if you happen to see a fish break water nearby even if you have a weighted hook on......

I use alot of Black and blue baits and skirts,and I did them or use the Marker to add some chart,and sometimes you can't see it until it hits the water but I seem to think it helps at times...I like to dip most plastics in chartruese in stained water and during/Post Spawn, but I just think the Rage Craws, Bugs etc. work so well because they glide so naturally, move water, and the legs really kick if you put more weight on the Rage Craws....They can get expensive but then again, that is a good problem to have, torn up baits or a boat full of ripped baits = a good day....

Only other bait I would highly Suggest if the Rage Menace...One of my favorite all around baits for any soft plastic technique....It is the Rage craw of Grubs...Good post. It always feels great to change something up and have it work out...

 

You really can't fish a Rage Craw or Menace, Rage Bug the wrong way...Any weight, even topwater, Jig Trailer...They catch fish, and you can rig them on any rig on the market....

Nice! I will have to try that menace for sure. How do you like to fish it what type of hook bullet weight pegged or no peg. I'm always looking for good suggestions.

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11 minutes ago, Dpatt402 said:

Nice! I will have to try that menace for sure. How do you like to fish it what type of hook bullet weight pegged or no peg. I'm always looking for good suggestions.

I fish the Menace flat/also sideways on a weighted hook, 3/0-4/0, 1/8-3/16 bullet since I fish shallow most of the time, and I also fish it sideways with an open hook on a jighead like a swimbait since it gives off a side to side action. I think you should be able to find some videos on the bait,I know it is fished by tons of guys and to be honest, I don't think you can fish it wrong...

I use alot of weighted hooks, I also will pitch or punch with the Menace up to an ounce into heavy cover, my favorite swim jig or pitching jig (Arkie style jig) as a trailer, I leave the tail attached if I want a gliding fall, and I seperate the tail if fish are active or if I want it to mimic a craw etc...

If you rig up the Menace on say a 1/8 bullet weight and your favorite style hook, you can rig it flat and fish it on the surface like a buzzbait, just under like a wake bait, or like the Rage rig or bottom bugging which is slowly creeping it along...I use the Rage Craw, Rage Bug, and Menace as my 3 main soft baits and I always feel confident that one will get bit, or all 3...Black and blue Rage Craws are a good start to most days...They seem to catch bigger fish and as a general rule, if I can get away without pegging I will, but if lots of weeds, I simply peg and leave a few inches of play or use a screw in weight....The good thing about creature baits is you can fish them on any rig that you could think of and they will 100% work....Need to punch with 1.5 ounces? You can use a Rage Craw, Same weightless, and they still work if you lose an arm...Sometimes better...

I am sure a ton of guys will offer good advice since the Rage baits are probably the most popular soft baits these days for good reason....Havoc makes some good baits as well for the rage rig if you are in a jam and can't find any Rage baits before going to the water....

Hope that helps...

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Good post. I am a newb, so posts like this are very valuable to me. With that said, and please pardon my ignorance, what is a Rage Rig? Also, what size hook is preferred for rigging this bait?

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Steve Parks has some great videos on youtube in his Rig It Right series.He shows everything really clear,As for hooks i use a 4/0 most all the time.

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1 hour ago, IgotWood said:

Good post. I am a newb, so posts like this are very valuable to me. With that said, and please pardon my ignorance, what is a Rage Rig? Also, what size hook is preferred for rigging this bait?

Keel weighted hook by any manufacturer you like. Moaner is the most popular on here. Use whatever weight you want/need for the waters you fish. I always use a 4/0 size hook.

Tip...Don't forget about the Cut R. 

Good Luck

Mike 

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