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"The Hot Bait" got me to look..... I have to agree, the Shad Rap is one deadly lure. It's ability to trigger fish in all water temps,  hot or cold in any season, makes it a must have.

Depending on where you fish, clear or dirty water; there's a place and time for all color choices. Throw a ton off them every year, for a multitude of species. Day in, day out, silver, gold, yellow perch, and perch for me though.

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Casting Shad Raps is by far my favorite way to target walleyes. Down here in southern MN the walleyes are in the shallow weeds most of the year and crank baits are a very effective way to target them.

#5 Firetiger is generally my starting bait. Sometimes walleyes will follow the bait all the way to the boat without committing. If I am seeing that or if they are just nipping at the back treble I will usually switch size or color until they start smashing it. 

The #4 size is quickly becoming on of my favorites for ripping through shallow weeds. 

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I don't use shad raps much...probably because I have 2 tackle boxes full of other rapala products. However, the most productive shad rap for me is the largemouth bass color. Looks like a creek chub, among other types of minnows.

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Ooh that's a good one too.  I know I have a couple of them in my tackle box.  My dad has told me the story more than a few times about that color and Cedar Lake by New Prague. I was too young to remember, but it was probably about 25 years ago the walleyes were on a suicide bite out there and that was the hot color. That was before the days of the 1 over 20" limit and ton of boats were out there and everyone was bringing in limits of 4-8 lb walleyes. Of course I'm sure the story had been exaggerated a little. 

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The crawfish is my go to lure on Leech when I'm going to run cranks. Can't pick those up at Reeds in Walker for that price. Being that they don't go bad I'd say you made a pretty good buy!

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Bunch of options you have, that's for sure. I'm not trying to be negative but  what I've found with cranks is if it doesn't have rattles (especially early on) go with something jointed. Shad raps like yours are tough to beat  mid summer, in our area anyways. 

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Nice picks and for only $4.99, awesome deal!

 

This is another one of my favorites for mid summer, not the shallow shad but the jointed blue shad with the orange belly has been a killer for me.

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Don't listen to these guys. :) 

Some great colors there.  Firetiger, of course.  The clown color is always a stand-by.  Dark perch, too.  Purpledescent is a killer as well.  Nice haul! 

​how dare you..."clowncolor" is never on standby, it's the go-to!

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