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Rapala X Rap Shad & Shad Shallow

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Just wondered if anyone is using the X Rap in the Shad or Shad Shallow version and how you are doing with them.

I read a lot of good things about the X Rap but not much about these. I picked up a few of these as well as a few X Raps and plan on using the Jerk Bait more this season.

Are these baits as effective in Late Spring/Summer as they are in Cooler Water?

I primarily fish a Medium size River for Smallmouth. I love fishing Plastics, Topwater and Spinnerbaits for Smallies but want to add another weapon to the Arsenal.

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I never used shad but have caught some on the shallow. I only got to use them some late fall,the river has been up almost all winter.They seem like they sould be decent,I used clown and pearl. You probably have been able to fish Elk since it gets so much bigger your way.

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The Elk has been higher than normal all Winter down this way even without Rain or Snow. Being below the Dam puts us at their mercy and I am not sure what they have been doing up at Sutton this Winter but the Water has stayed higher than normal even after the Lake Drawdown.

Glad to hear you are catching a few on the Shad Shallow. I have not fished Hard Jerkbaits in the past, only Flukes, but I am going to try them this Year.

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I use both of them. I think of them as something between a crankbait and a jerkbait. They will work in the summer but I usually do better with a wide wobbling crank. I've had some good September and October days with them.

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