Top Walleye Fishing Lures

Jess KContributor IIISeptember 12, 2011

Fishing for Walleye is fun and exciting, but it's not always easy. Walleye can be very picky about what lures they will strike and just because they like one lure today, doesn't mean they will like it next weekend. Here are a few fishing tackle tips for the top walleye lures to keep in your tackle box.

The Rapala Original floating lure has proved to be a good producer. It is shaped like a little bait fish. The silver colored version is silver on top with red and blue on the belly. It has a nice yellow eye with a black center. This is a good color pattern for most water, but the lure is also available to resemble a yellow perch, brown trout and rainbow trout, among others.

The Rapala comes in three weights—1/16 oz., 1/8 oz. and 3/16 oz. Each lure sports two treble hooks to ensure a good hookup.

Another top producing lure is the Walleye Runner. When this lure is reeled at different speeds it will float or dive. It is fabricated to wobble as well. Wobbling has been proven to attract Walleye and encourages them to strike.

The Walleye Runner is 3.5 inches long and weighs 1/3 oz.  It comes in 20 different color options. One of the most popular colors is the blue and white.

The Rad Shad lure is another popular lure for Walleye. This lure has a thin floating body that has been developed to wobble as it’s pulled through the water. This great little lure is 2 3/8 inches long and weighs 3/16 oz. it comes with two sharp treble hooks for good solid hookups.

The Rad Shad comes in 12 colors. These include the popular tiger craw, lime and grape, just to name a few.

It is always fun to see if your favorite lure is included in one of the online fishing games. Using your lure in one of the free fishing games is an inexpensive way to see a simulation of the lure.