There goes your relaxing day on the lake. Many anglers have discovered the effectiveness of the rattling, suspending Jointed Shad Rap. This plastic version of the legendary Shad Rap is more than just a wounded minnow. The rhythmic rattles send out the “distressed minnow” signal loud and clear for all to hear. Seasoned anglers know that sometimes it takes a slight exaggeration of the lure’s unique baitfish-in-distress behavior to get the undivided attention of an otherwise disinterested fish.