Originally posted by: davesett2000 on 9/30/2007 4:57:52 PM
Here's a couple of posts to an article that was in a past issue of Field and Stream...about the BEST 50 lures....this part is concerning walleyes.
John Merwin listed what HE considered the "Top 50 Lures" for 4 different species. Here's HIS take on Walleye baits...and 2 comments made...and MY personal thoughts <!--graemlin::eek:--> <!--graemlin::D-->
John Merwin's New 50 Best Lures For Bass, Trout, Walleye, and Crappie
Walleye Lures: Run Shallow...Run Deep (By John Merwin)
Walleyes can be simple to catch or outrageously difficult. Many remote walleye lakes and major rivers in north-central Canada abound with 2- to 5-pounders that can literally be caught all day long on simple jigs. A clear-water lake in Minnesota or Wisconsin with heavy fishing pressure may require considerable finesse with trolling gear. Many walleye lures and rigs depend at least partly on the addition of natural bait, like worms or minnows, to work. That's why the most commonly used bait rigs are here along with more conventional lures. The walleyes' deep-water daytime habits influence these choices, too; a top tactic is deep-trolling a floating minnow plug using lead-core line and a clear, 6- or 8-pound-test fluorocarbon leader. Jigs and big-lipped diving plugs also reach down to those same fish. The dozen lures and rigs shown here cover all the foregoing and will get you into walleyes just about anywhere.
Mr. Walleye Rattlin' Rogue
Jig & Curly Tail Grub
Frenzy Flicker Shad
Glass Shad Rap
Jointed Walleye Runner
Flash Minnow 110 SP
Rock-Runner Bottom Bouncer
Original Lindy Rig
At 10:42 PM, 2/18/2007, Dmoney said:
You need to come to Ohio and fish with us.
The Michigan Stinger Scorpion spoons in small and medium. Storm Hot n Tot and Storm Deep Jr. Thunder sticks, Bagley Killer B2 in the tennessee shad color. I can't believe you left these off as well as bananabaits like the Flatfish, or Brooks Reefer, or Beno. Come in July, Bring a big cooler.
At 3:16 PM, 2/21/2007, Dexter said:
I really like the Mepps spinflex. It has a durable brass head (powder coated) and a long shank hook to put a Mister Twister curly tail on the hook. I have caught 10 and 11 pound walleye on a firetiger spinflex with a white worm.
I think that the main point here is that you can go to different areas of North America and see different baits used for the same fish.
THe fact that both of these guys different YET successful experiences with what they use in THEIR waters is a testament to my thoughts.
I believe that you Fisher-Folk out there that have traveled to various places can most likely attest to this. <!--graemlin::)-->