The Rapala Jigging Rap is an absolute staple in my box and I really can’t imagine fishing on the ice without it. It is a super versatile bait. I like using Jigging Raps for crappies, walleyes, pike, and just about everything else.
There aren’t many fish that can resist the Jigging Rap.
I want to show you all of the colors the styles, and the way I fish it in the winter.
I guess the first thing to start out with is the size of bait. During the summer I usually use a size 7 or 9, but in the winter the biggest I go is often a size 5, and 90 percent of the time that’s the size ill be using.
As far as colors go for Jigging Raps I really like firetiger UV, pink tiger UV, and your blue and gold chrome.
Another thing I do during the winter is I almost always tip my treble hook with a minnow head. It really gives something the fish to key in on.
When talking about cadence one thing I think people do in the winter is work it too aggressively. I really like to slow it down.
A lot of times if I am not making fish I will give it a few big jig strokes trying to call fish in.
Once I am marking fish I often pound it on the spot and that’s when I’ve gotten most of my strikes.