Power Fishing The Rapala Slab Rap: Mid Summer Crappie

with Jeff Simpson

VIDEO: Jeremy Smith and Dan Lindner show how to power fish with the Rapala Slab Rap to catch more crappie this season.

Power fishing for crappie with the Rapala Slab Rap is a great and fun way to catch some crappie slabs during the heat of summer. No matter what the species, a percentage of fish are often more than willing to respond to aggressive tactics and bigger baits. In the case of crappie, most anglers believe that smaller baits and slow finesse tactics are the best options. However, the majority of the time we find that bigger baits worked aggressively not only trigger more strikes, but also the biggest crappies in the school.

Horizontal minnow-shaped baits, like the Slab Rap or Jigging Rap, are a great option for vertical jigging panfish that have moved to the basin. Simply use your electronics to find pods of fish, then hover over the fish to catch them. Like ice fishing, use your electronics to position your bait in front or just above the fish.


The Slab Rap®

With quick rod snaps the Slab Rap® searches in wide, erratic directions, circling back to center after a pause. Lift-drop motion creates subtle vibration on the rise, followed by evasive side-to-side motion on the fall. Weight forward design enables a rocking action for triggering negative fish.

  • Minnow Profile Center Line Tie
  • Designed to Fish Multiple Techniques
  • Cast Variable Depth
  • Multi-Species Gamefish
  • VMC Black Nickel Round Bend Hooks



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