Rapala has unveiled a new jerk bait this year that tempts fish under a variety of conditions. New Shadow Raps are designed to be struck by bass or other game fish while being retrieved or trolled, and especially when anglers who pause their lines while retrieving. It’s then that Shadow Raps shimmy from side to side while suspended on a slack line, simulating a dying minnow’s last moments. One model targets fish 2-4 feet down, another, 4-8 feet. More at rapala.com.

Dennis Anderson