The erratic Scatter Rap® perfectly mimics a spooked baitfish fleeing attack. But unlike in nature, this one doesn’t get away. We start with classic balsa body shapes, then add our new Scatter Lip™ to create the most evasive, erratic, aggressive sweeping action ever seen.
EZ Angler Review
Rapala put a good amount of marketing behind the pre-launch of the new Scatter Rap crankbait. With a little consideration when fishing it this lure stands up the hype. This crank offers some unique evasive action that drew really good strikes shortly after our first cast. So to answer the question, “Does it catch fish?” The answer is yes it does! The trick to fishing this crank however is learning to control your retrieve between medium and slow, commanding the direction and creating the side to side motion of a panicked shad. Straight line, fast cranking is not going to work with the Rapala Scatter Rap, unless you just happen to be in the zone. By design, this crankbait also has an impressive changing vertical presentation. The action creates a good vibration that can be felt through the reel and easily sends out the needed alert to gain the attention of targets within reach. With a medium action stick we were able to work this crank extremely well. We also found that the smaller size of this crankbait, combined with its uniquely shaped bill cuts through cover fairly easily. The Scatter Rap comes in a wide variety of colors. We were keen on the baby bass. This is another keeper in our tackle box.
Average Cost: $8