Why Use Topwater Prop Baits as Search Lures

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Prop baits like the Rapala X-Rap Prop are considered a great choice for targeting bass on isolated cover, but overlooked for covering water and finding fish. This is a big oversight according to Brandon Palaniuk, how often relies on the minnow profile lure for working large flats and banks alike. The power is in their versatility; you have a lure that looks like a minnow, casts a country mile, calls fish in, and can be worked subtly or aggressively, fast or slow. 

Brandon also shares an important line tip utilizing the Alberto Knot for increasing casting distance while reducing fowling, and also advises on how hooks sets should be treated with this lure category. A special thanks to Florida’s Bienville Plantation for access to their beautiful and exceptional bass fishing waters.