How fast do you troll a Rapala?
Feathers and konas need higher speeds to work whereas Rapala X-Raps will work well at slower and at higher speeds. Larger Rapala X-Raps can be trolled faster, while the smaller Rapalas like the SXR 10 will max out at 9-10km/hr and will start spinning and popping. The larger XRMAG40 comfortably trolls at 18-20km/hr.
How do you rig a Rapala lure for trolling?
To cast or troll in deep water, use a three-way swivel rig. Attach one swivel ring to your line and your lure to another swivel ring using 7 feet (2.1 m) of either monofilament or special fluorocarbon leader. Attach 3 feet (0.9 m) of line to the third ring, with a 3-ounce (85 g) bell or dipsey sinker at the other end.
How fast do you troll for kingfish?
When targeting kingfish, we always troll a little bit slower than usual. For many species, 6-8 knots is fine. For kings, 3-5 knots seems to be the sweet spot.
What lures to use for trolling walleye?
The three basic types of walleye trolling lures are plugs, spinners, and spoons. Plugs are by far the most popular for a couple of reasons. Plugs can be purchased with lip sizes that result in them diving down to a determined depth.
How do you judge a trolling depth?
Consider the following example: If you’re trolling a tandem rig tied with two five-ounce bucktails (5 x 2 = 10), and you let out 100 feet of line (double 50, so multiply by two again), according to the Rule it will run at about 20 feet below the surface (5 x 2 = 10 x 2 = 20).
What speed do you troll for king mackerel?
seven to ten knots
There are several methods to lure and catch King mackerel, including straight trolling at seven to ten knots. You can deploy a variety of baits, but popular baits that bring plenty of fish are Spoons, Halco, and Clark.
What is the X-Rap Magnum trolling boat?
Spooled with 50-pound braid, these individual X-Rap Magnum models will get down right to the depth where you’re marking fish, and with trolling speeds of 3 to 3-1/2 knots, can be used at motor or ‘pedal/paddle’ power behind your ‘cartopper.’
What hooks come with the Rapala X-Rap magnums?
The Rapala X-Rap Magnums run right out of the box, and each one is built to hardcore saltwater standards with 3X split rings and VMC Perma Steel hooks. The XRMAG10 comes with a pair of No. 3 hooks, the XRMAG15 with a pair of No. 2 hooks.
Are X-raps good for troll fishing?
The X-raps do better at 7 knots or less in a tight spread (such as a party boat). Since the party boats run at higher speeds during troll, tangles result. On my last 5 day, I ran it and ended up with the one of two troll fish for the trip.
How deep can the X-Rap Magnum go?
The X-Rap Magnum takes the amazing color and design of those Rapala plugs to new depths by incorporating a depth-specific diving lip to allow this plug to be trolled at depths of 10, 15, 20 and 30 feet.