Rapala X-Rap Twitchin’ Mullet vs. X-Rap Twitchin’ Minnow Review [VIDEO]


Two solid lures by Rapala are the X-Rap Twitchin’ Mullet and the X-Rap Twitchin’ Minnow.

These are subsurface lures with single inline hooks that are made for inshore fishing.

A lot of people think that these lures are the same and that they can be used interchangeably.

While they are similar, there are some distinct differences between the X-Rap Twitchin’ Mullet and the X-Rap Twitchin’ Minnow.

After using these lures for a while, I wanted to give you my honest review and show you the similarities and differences between the two lures.

In this article, I review both the X-Rap Twitchin’ Mullet and the X-Rap Twitchin’ Minnow and show you the best ways to use them.

I also provide an underwater demo of each lure and tell you which one I like better in the video review in the article.

Note: Let us know if you’ve used these lures and what you thought of them in the comments section.

Remember, we are not affiliated with any fishing lure companies, so your honest feedback is always welcome… good or bad!

X-Rap Twitchin’ Mullet & X-Rap Twitchin’ Minnow Specs

X-Rap Twitchin' Mullet and X-Rap Twitchin' Minnow underwater

There are a couple different options for both the X-Rap Twitchin’ Mullet and the X-Rap Twitchin’ Minnow.

Below are the specs for each lure.

X-Rap Twitchin’ Mullet Specs

X-Rap Twitchin' Mullet

Model: 06

  • Body Length: 2-1/2″
  • Running Depth: 1′-2′
  • Colors: 17 color combinations

Model: 08

  • Body Length: 3-1/8″
  • Running Depth: 1′-2′
  • Colors: 17 color combinations

Both models of the X-Rap Twitchin’ Mullet are $9.99 on the Rapala website.

X-Rap Twitchin’ Minnow Specs

X-Rap Twitchin' Minnow

Model: 10

  • Body Length: 4″
  • Running Depth: 1′-2′
  • Colors: 17 color combinations

Model: 12

  • Body Length: 4-3/4″
  • Running Depth: 1′-2′
  • Colors: 17 color combinations

The Model 10 is $9.99 on the Rapala website while the Model 12 is $13.79.

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X-Rap Twitchin’ Mullet & X-Rap Twitchin’ Minnow Video Review [Underwater Demo]

In this video, I offer my full review on the X-Rap Twitchin’ Mullet and the X-Rap Twitchin’ Minnow. I also show you how the lures should be worked with an underwater demo.

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X-Rap Twitchin' Minnow underwater

Although they are similar, each lure can be applied to different situations and offer different advantages.

I like the Twitchin’ Mullet for shallower water and the Twitchin’ Minnow for deeper water.

Remember, we are not affiliated with any fishing lure companies. All our reviews are fair and unbiased.

If you have any questions about these lures or have a suggestion for what product we should review next, let us know in the comments.

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Adam Bailey
2 years ago

The twitchin mullet comes with size 2/0 hooks. If you swap the front hook with a 1/0 inline hook, it will wrap around the nose of the lure less frequently. The weight difference between the hook sizes is negligible; I think about 0.1 gram difference. The lure action is unchanged to me.

3 years ago

How do you use the rapala twitchin minnow? Do you walk the dog or twitch 2-3 times?

3 years ago

Can’t you down size the hooks on the Twitching Mullet if so what size do you recommend for the inline hooks

Chef Mike monahan
5 years ago

Thanks, Tony. Am visiting from GA and have a charter next Monday. Looking forward to trying these tactics.

Capt. Ray Markham
5 years ago

I’ve had excellent success with both lures. The Twitchin mullet as some have said should have been named a shad, pilchard, threadfin, or something other than mullet, because the profile is not that of a mullet, and you’re right…the Minnow should have been called the mullet. In the summer, the twitchin mullet works well on snook that are keying in on pilchards (white bait) In the fall, the Minnow works better on both reds and snook because mullet have more tendency to school up in larger schools just before the spawn. Reds and snook will hammer finger mullet during the fall because it offers more protein to put fat on for the winter. True, the front hook on the Mullet wraps around the front of the bait if you twitch it too hard. Bottom line, both work well. One other observation…you are throwing these baits in fresh water. they react differently in salt water and varying degrees of salinity due to the difference in specific gravity of the levels of salinity. Good vids and review.

Adam Bailey
2 years ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

I read this post again and looked up info on saltwater pools. A few different websites stated: A saltwater pool contains around 10 times less salt than the ocean. There’s around 2,500-4,000 ppm (parts per million) salinity in a saltwater pool. By comparison, there’s around 32,000-37,000 ppm in the ocean. So buoyancy of lures does change to some small amount in a fresh or salt pool. The same weight would sink slightly faster in a pool because ocean saltwater is more dense than a fresh or salt pool. However, I’m not sure how the sink rate or buoyancy changes or how noticeable it is. I still really like seeing any pool videos. I used my parents pool when I was a kid to see the action of lures too.

Steven Free
5 years ago

Although I have both I have not used them that much but to me to imitate the mullet the twitching minnow to me looks more like a mullet mullet are not short and fat like the twitching mullet is but more slim and long like the twitching minnow duplicates and while they both are good lures I will probably use the twitching minnow when mullet are more prevalent and the twitching mullet when bunker and shad are like the winter and very early spring before may when the water begins to get warm and closer to the 70s when the spring mullet run starts anyways thanks for the review and as usual all you do for saltstrong????

Gary Rankel
5 years ago

Hey Tony…..your lure evaluations / comparisons are really helpful. I would suggest you include the weights of the lures in your write ups (they’re more important than the lengths to me). Also, the I really like the rapala subwalk that Luke reviewed a short time ago. I fish in super skinny water and now use the subwalk as well as the twitchn’ mullet.

allen tufts
5 years ago

Nice work Tony!

Pablo Diaz
5 years ago

Great video- really enjoy the underwater footage


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