Rapala X-Rap SubWalk Review & “How To” [UNDERWATER FOOTAGE]


The Rapala X-Rap SubWalk is a suspending plug made for primarily for inshore fishing.

I’ve been fishing with this lure the past couple months and feel like I have gotten a good sense of how to use it.

There are some things I really like about the X-Rap SubWalk and some aspects that I do not.

In this article, I go over the pros and cons for the Rapala X-Rap SubWalk. I also show you how to use this lure in the video review at the bottom of the article.

Note: We are not affiliated with any fishing lure companies. Let us know if you’ve used this lure and what you thought of it in the comments section. Your honest feedback is always welcome on any products we review!

X-Rap SubWalk Specs

Rapala X-Rap SubWalk underwater

The X-Rap SubWalk comes in two different models: the 09 and the 15.

Model: 07 [this is the one featured in the video below]

  • Body Length: 2-3/4″
  • Running Depth: 0′-2′
  • Colors: 17 color combinations

Model: 09

  • Body Length: 3-1/2″
  • Running Depth: 0′-2′
  • Colors: 11 color combinations

The Rapala SubWalk 07 and 09 model is $9.99 on the Rapala website.

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Rapala X-Rap SubWalk Video Review & Tutorial

In this video, I give you my full review of the Rapala X-Rap SubWalk and its top pros and cons. I also show you how to use this lure with an underwater demo.

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The Rapala SubWalk is a solid lure choice for inshore and nearshore fishing.

It casts well and has good underwater action. I also love that it comes with single inline hooks — which I still think are the best way to keep a fish on the line.

The paint does come off after a while and they cost a little bit more than your average lure, but I have had a positive experience with the X-Rap SubWalk.

Remember, we are not affiliated with any fishing lure companies. Our reviews are objective and we welcome any feedback you have on these lures.

If you have any questions about the Rapala X-Rap SubWalk or have a suggestion for what product we should review next, let us know in the comments!

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Randy l oney
2 years ago

I have caught stripers,trout,crappies,pike, bass. I would say that the feather treble is what kills my glide. They need to make a hellhound in a 4 inch size. Great glider with minimum effort

Mike Jones
3 years ago

Single hook hack:

Use a size or two smaller hook on the front of the lure to help prevent the hook from getting hung around the nose of the lure, or your leader.
#1, 1/0, 2/0 inline single xstrong large ring hooks will be sufficient for most inshore lures. (I like VMC)

3 years ago

What color is recommended for fishing the NC surf?

Robert Acheson
3 years ago

What size hooks do you use when you change out from treble hooks?

Mike Jones
3 years ago
Reply to  Robert Acheson

1/0 or 2/0 depending on the lure. I found that sometimes a #1 hook (or just a hook smaller than the rear) helps alleviate the front hook from catching around the nose of the lure, or your leader.

3 years ago
Reply to  Mike Jones

Thank You!

john simkunas
4 years ago

Awesome! Like that underwater video!

Gary Rankel
4 years ago

Thanks, Luke…..I’d just suggest including the weights of the lures you feature. When considering purchasing a new lure, I want to match its weight with that recommended for my rod.

Randy l oney
2 years ago
Reply to  Gary Rankel

The 09 is 5/8 oz not sure about the 07

Eric Lhopitault
4 years ago

Hey Luke, great review! What would be the conditions when you would be using this lure over a soft plastic like the jerk shad for example? Do you prefer the X-rap Subwalk over the twitching mullet? Thanks again for all these reviews and tips.

Jeff chicola
4 years ago

Luke that looks like 2/0 hooks .., correct??

Randy l oney
2 years ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Do you know if I get the salt version how it would react in freshwater. Also the bigger 15 will probably glide a bit easier

Christopher Edgar
4 years ago

Great review, Luke. I particularly like the split video where you can see the how the rod/rod tip action affects the bait underwater – please do more of this on future videos! I’ve been using this specific bait for about a month in the canal out back and have been doing really well with snook and even managed to land a 30″ tarpon! Of course you have to be where the fish are to do well with any bait and being a SS insider has made that much easier for me. Love this tribe….

Bruce Somers
4 years ago

Luke thank you for this tip. I really liked your presentation of your retrieval technique. Tight Lines!

Bruce Somers
4 years ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

My pleasure Luke. I like the way you and Tony have been showing the underwater action of artificial baits.


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