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Rapala CountDown Minnow

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$6.49 to $8.49

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Rapala CountDown Minnows sink at a rate of 1 foot per second, allowing you to easily and repeatedly fish the targeted depth. Whether the fish are suspended, at the weed tops or holding on bottom structure, the Rapala CountDown Minnows can get you to them consistently. When cast or trolled this weighted balsa lure swims with Rapala's signature slow-rolling action. Running true even at high speeds, the rolling, swimming action combined with the small size is just the ticket for when fish aren't aggressively feeding. Slow-sinking on the pause, these lures can be more than a fish can handle, coaxing ferocious strikes. The Rapala CountDown Minnows are outfitted with VMC black nickel hooks, and each lure is hand-tuned and tank-tested to swim perfectly right out of the box.


  • Balsa construction
  • Ideal for casting
  • Custom swimming action
  • Controlled depth sinking rate
  • Large size range
  • Hand tuned & tank tested
  • Qty. per pack: 1

12 available colors
Firetiger
1 1/2 in.SKU: 117777
Model
CD03
Depth
2 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/8 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 12
Stock: 4
$6.49
2 3/4 in.SKU: 117807
Model
CD07
Depth
5 - 8 ft.
Weight
1/4 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 7
Stock: 7
$7.49
2 in.SKU: 117792
Model
CD05
Depth
3 - 6 ft.
Weight
3/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 10
Stock: 6
$6.79
3 1/2 in.SKU: 117822
Model
CD09
Depth
7 - 10 ft.
Weight
7/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 5
Stock: 8
$7.99
4 3/8 in.SKU: 117837
Model
CD11
Depth
9 - 13 ft.
Weight
9/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 3
Stock: 14
$8.49
Gold
1 1/2 in.SKU: 117778
Model
CD03
Depth
2 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/8 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 12
0
$6.49
2 3/4 in.SKU: 117808
Model
CD07
Depth
5 - 8 ft.
Weight
1/4 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 7
Stock: 6
$7.49
2 in.SKU: 117793
Model
CD05
Depth
3 - 6 ft.
Weight
3/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 10
0
$6.79
3 1/2 in.SKU: 117823
Model
CD09
Depth
7 - 10 ft.
Weight
7/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 5
Stock: 4
$7.99
4 3/8 in.SKU: 117838
Model
CD11
Depth
9 - 13 ft.
Weight
9/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 3
Stock: 4
$8.49
Hot Mustard Muddler
1 1/2 in.SKU: 117780
Model
CD03
Depth
2 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/8 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 12
Stock: 4
$6.49
1 in.SKU: 107329
Model
CD01
Depth
1 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
One # 12
Stock: 4
$6.49
2 3/4 in.SKU: 117810
Model
CD07
Depth
5 - 8 ft.
Weight
1/4 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 7
Stock: 11
$7.49
2 in.SKU: 117795
Model
CD05
Depth
3 - 6 ft.
Weight
3/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 10
Stock: 4
$6.79
3 1/2 in.SKU: 117825
Model
CD09
Depth
7 - 10 ft.
Weight
7/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 5
Stock: 4
$7.99
Olive Green Muddler
1 1/2 in.SKU: 117781
Model
CD03
Depth
2 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/8 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 12
Stock: 4
$6.49
1 in.SKU: 107330
Model
CD01
Depth
1 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
One # 12
Stock: 5
$6.49
2 3/4 in.SKU: 117811
Model
CD07
Depth
5 - 8 ft.
Weight
1/4 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 7
Stock: 7
$7.49
2 in.SKU: 117796
Model
CD05
Depth
3 - 6 ft.
Weight
3/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 10
Stock: 7
$6.79
3 1/2 in.SKU: 117826
Model
CD09
Depth
7 - 10 ft.
Weight
7/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 5
Stock: 7
$7.99
Perch
1 1/2 in.SKU: 117783
Model
CD03
Depth
2 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/8 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 12
0
$6.49
2 3/4 in.SKU: 117813
Model
CD07
Depth
5 - 8 ft.
Weight
1/4 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 7
Stock: 11
$7.49
2 in.SKU: 117798
Model
CD05
Depth
3 - 6 ft.
Weight
3/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 10
Stock: 6
$6.79
3 1/2 in.SKU: 117828
Model
CD09
Depth
7 - 10 ft.
Weight
7/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 5
Stock: 5
$7.99
4 3/8 in.SKU: 117842
Model
CD11
Depth
9 - 13 ft.
Weight
9/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 3
Stock: 6
$8.49
Rainbow Trout
1 1/2 in.SKU: 117785
Model
CD03
Depth
2 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/8 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 12
0
$6.49
1 in.SKU: 107331
Model
CD01
Depth
1 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
One # 12
Stock: 4
$6.49
2 3/4 in.SKU: 117815
Model
CD07
Depth
5 - 8 ft.
Weight
1/4 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 7
Stock: 9
$7.49
2 in.SKU: 117800
Model
CD05
Depth
3 - 6 ft.
Weight
3/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 10
0
$6.79
3 1/2 in.SKU: 117830
Model
CD09
Depth
7 - 10 ft.
Weight
7/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 5
Stock: 8
$7.99
4 3/8 in.SKU: 117844
Model
CD11
Depth
9 - 13 ft.
Weight
9/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 3
Stock: 8
$8.49
Silver
1 1/2 in.SKU: 117786
Model
CD03
Depth
2 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/8 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 12
Stock: 2
$6.49
1 in.SKU: 107332
Model
CD01
Depth
1 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
One # 12
0
$6.49
2 3/4 in.SKU: 117816
Model
CD07
Depth
5 - 8 ft.
Weight
1/4 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 7
Stock: 5
$7.49
2 in.SKU: 117801
Model
CD05
Depth
3 - 6 ft.
Weight
3/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 10
Stock: 6
$6.79
3 1/2 in.SKU: 117831
Model
CD09
Depth
7 - 10 ft.
Weight
7/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 5
Stock: 11
$7.99
4 3/8 in.SKU: 117845
Model
CD11
Depth
9 - 13 ft.
Weight
9/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 3
Stock: 12
$8.49
Yellow Perch
1 1/2 in.SKU: 117787
Model
CD03
Depth
2 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/8 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 12
Stock: 8
$6.49
2 3/4 in.SKU: 117817
Model
CD07
Depth
5 - 8 ft.
Weight
1/4 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 7
Stock: 8
$7.49
2 in.SKU: 117802
Model
CD05
Depth
3 - 6 ft.
Weight
3/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 10
Stock: 6
$6.79
3 1/2 in.SKU: 117832
Model
CD09
Depth
7 - 10 ft.
Weight
7/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 5
Stock: 8
$7.99
4 3/8 in.SKU: 117846
Model
CD11
Depth
9 - 13 ft.
Weight
9/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 3
Stock: 7
$8.49
Blue
1 1/2 in.SKU: 117773
Model
CD03
Depth
2 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/8 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 12
Stock: 5
$6.49
2 3/4 in.SKU: 117803
Model
CD07
Depth
5 - 8 ft.
Weight
1/4 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 7
Stock: 1
$7.49
2 in.SKU: 117788
Model
CD05
Depth
3 - 6 ft.
Weight
3/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 10
Stock: 5
$6.79
3 1/2 in.SKU: 117818
Model
CD09
Depth
7 - 10 ft.
Weight
7/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 5
Stock: 8
$7.99
4 3/8 in.SKU: 117833
Model
CD11
Depth
9 - 13 ft.
Weight
9/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 3
Stock: 11
$8.49
Brook Trout
1 1/2 in.SKU: 117774
Model
CD03
Depth
2 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/8 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 12
Stock: 6
$6.49
1 in.SKU: 107326
Model
CD01
Depth
1 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
One # 12
Stock: 3
$6.49
2 3/4 in.SKU: 117804
Model
CD07
Depth
5 - 8 ft.
Weight
1/4 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 7
Stock: 12
$7.49
2 in.SKU: 117789
Model
CD05
Depth
3 - 6 ft.
Weight
3/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 10
Stock: 16
$6.79
3 1/2 in.SKU: 117819
Model
CD09
Depth
7 - 10 ft.
Weight
7/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 5
Stock: 6
$7.99
4 3/8 in.SKU: 117834
Model
CD11
Depth
9 - 13 ft.
Weight
9/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 3
Stock: 6
$8.49
Brown Trout
1 1/2 in.SKU: 117775
Model
CD03
Depth
2 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/8 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 12
Stock: 4
$6.49
1 in.SKU: 107327
Model
CD01
Depth
1 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
One # 12
Stock: 6
$6.49
2 3/4 in.SKU: 117805
Model
CD07
Depth
5 - 8 ft.
Weight
1/4 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 7
Stock: 3
$7.49
2 in.SKU: 117790
Model
CD05
Depth
3 - 6 ft.
Weight
3/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 10
Stock: 2
$6.79
3 1/2 in.SKU: 117820
Model
CD09
Depth
7 - 10 ft.
Weight
7/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 5
Stock: 7
$7.99
4 3/8 in.SKU: 117835
Model
CD11
Depth
9 - 13 ft.
Weight
9/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 3
Stock: 9
$8.49
Fire Minnow
1 1/2 in.SKU: 117776
Model
CD03
Depth
2 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/8 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 12
Stock: 2
$6.49
1 in.SKU: 107328
Model
CD01
Depth
1 - 3 ft.
Weight
1/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
One # 12
Stock: 4
$6.49
2 3/4 in.SKU: 117806
Model
CD07
Depth
5 - 8 ft.
Weight
1/4 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 7
0
$7.49
2 in.SKU: 117791
Model
CD05
Depth
3 - 6 ft.
Weight
3/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 10
Stock: 4
$6.79
3 1/2 in.SKU: 117821
Model
CD09
Depth
7 - 10 ft.
Weight
7/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 5
Stock: 8
$7.99
4 3/8 in.SKU: 117836
Model
CD11
Depth
9 - 13 ft.
Weight
9/16 oz.
Treble Hooks
Two # 3
Stock: 7
$8.49

Rapala countdown minnow review

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I have used these exclusively for trout in Pa for as long as I can remember. As do most people I have fished with after our first outing together as the Rapala's out fished whatever they used

works as stated

by -

Awesome colors

Not as advertised.

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# 7 performs and sinks as described. # 5 sinks noticeably faster than the #7 The small #3 immediately goes nose down and drops like a lead sinker. My experience shows the smaller lures are not made and/or designed well. Perhaps their size makes it more difficult to balance the rate of sinking and point of balance?

WHOA, wow

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Wow, was my reaction first time I used this lure. 2nd cast and a nice 15" rainbow, and I haven't stopped catching them.

My favourite lure! Superb multi-task killer bait!

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In 1974 I gave up on the original floating Rapala for the Countdown as my main lure - the latter casts better, has better wiggling (not so much rolling) action and once you've figured out the sink rate you can cast and work it to fish depths normally requiring a deep diving lure. There is a learning curve here - some practice is required to master your control skills. It does sink steadily so you can't just cast and forget, you have to maintain 'situational awareness'. Once it's at the right fishing depth, a brief pause in retrieve followed by a couple of sharp jerks on the rod tip provoke smashing strikes by Walleye, Pike and Smallmouth Bass. It can also be fished almost jig like in 20-25' of water by letting it settle down and then doing the pause and twitch routine. I have found it to be excellent trolled for Lake and Brook Trout in Ontario lakes. My favourite colours are gold foil for Walleye et c. and silver foil for trout and Arctic Char. CD7 and CD9 are my preferred sizes.

These are Steelhead Slayers!

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When arrived, everyone was drift fishing with jigs and roe bags but no one was getting any bites. So I tied on a 2" Countdown in the Olive Green Muddler pattern and landed a 24" Steelie on my 2nd cast. I almost always replace both treble hooks with 2 VMC inline hooks or with a single Gamakatsu Siwash hook at the tail of the lure. I get better hook sets, the trout are less likely to throw the hook and single hooks are less stressful and damaging to the fish.

Great lure

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Great lures to have in the tackle box for a variety of species

Nice Product

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The smaller #1's worked well for the narrower streams and creeks that I trout fish. The bright fire minnow in particular worked well.