Overall look and attention to detail

topwater bass fishing prop lure

This is a good-looking bait with a lot of detail. Rapala added a pair of big reflective eyes to the bait as well as a lot of intricacies along the sides. There are little fins and an engraved scale pattern running the length of the bait. Typically, I’d kind of write all this detail off to the company trying to catch the eye of the fisherman more than the fish.

But with this bait in particular and any other bait like a jerkbait, for instance, that has a pause in the cadence as it’s worked along, the detail can be really important. If I have a trailing bass that’s indecisive, I want as much detail as I can get on a bait if he’s going to have the opportunity to sit there and stare at it for a few seconds.