These New Walleye Lures, Rigs Will Get Job Done

These New Walleye Lures, Rigs Will Get Job Done

Game & Fish Editors look at new walleye lures and rigs for 2018. Do you have any of these in your tackle box?

JIGS

walleye luresBass Pro Shops Walleye Angler Jumbo Meteor Jig

Fish big baits in deep water and strong current with this new heavyweight champion. Available in six colors, and 5/8- to 1-ounce sizes, all with premium bronze short-shank hook and secondary eyelet for stinger rigging. basspro.com $4 for 3


ON NEWSSTANDS NOW


Game & Fish Magazine's 2018 Gear Issue highlights the best hunting and fishing gear for your region and state. Buy a copy at a retailer near your. Click here to subscribe


walleye luresWalleye Nation Death Jig

New in 2017 and improved for 2018, the Death Jig features the company's "Double Trouble" configuration of a No. 8 Matzuo treble hook, 2/0 Matzuo slow-death hook and heavy-duty swivel. Comes with a propeller, which can be removed for slow-trolling and stealth applications. Drift or troll with live bait. walleyenationcreationsllc.com $4


Northland Glo-Shot Jig

walleyeThe vertical-hanging Glo-Shot Jig is ideal for dead-sticking and suspending live bait under a slip-bobber. But it also swims and flutters when vertically jigged. Replaceable, luminescent Glo-Shot Stick glows in color for eight hours. Great for dark water, low-light conditions and night fishing. Comes in three sizes. northlandtackle.com $8 for 2

CRANKBAITS 


walleye luresBagley Balsa Diving Stick

Carved from ultra-light balsa, this fast-diving, true-running bait produces a unique dancing action with plenty of good vibrations and tail movement. Stretching 4-1/2 inches, the 3/8-ounce lure dives 18 to 25 feet and features an internal weighting system, plus full wire-through harness. bagleybait.com $10

WALLEYE LURESRapala Scatter Rap Glass Shad

With an evasive action, translucent colors and classic Shad Rap profile, Rapala's new Scatter Rap Glass Shad excels for trolling summertime walleyes holding in 10 to 14 feet of water. The 2 1/2-inch, 7/16-ounce bait sports two No. 4 VMC round-bend treble hooks and comes in 14 colors. rapala.com $7

walleye luresStrike King Craw Redeye Shad

Lipless cranks are killers for summer 'eyes, especially when the weeds drop. Strike King's all-new brown craw-pattern Redeye Shad is a dead-ringer for darting baitfish and skulking crayfish in these situations. Fish it with a rip-fall retrieve that hits bottom on the pause. strikeking.com $6 - $7 

SPINNERS, RIGS AND HARNESSES

walleye lures50th Anniversary Lindy Rigs

Commemorative rigs come a variety of hook colors with premium fluorocarbon in 8- and 10-pound tests, in 10-foot lengths perfect for easy trimming to the desired length. Available in two-hook crawler harnesses and single-hook options tailored to leeches, crawlers, minnows and large minnows. All include glow or orange-pearl beads. lindyfishingtackle.com $4

walleye luresMepps Perch Comet Mino

This new bait combines Mepps' proven Comet Mino design with a supple Perch Mino body airbrushed for added realism. Creates an erratic swimming action cast or trolled. Comes in a variety of sizes; the largest weighs 1/2-ounce and is available with a 3- or 4-inch Mino perfect for trophy walleyes. mepps.com $4 - $8

WALLEYE LURESNorthland Butterfly Harness

The uniquely shaped, poly-carbonate Butterfly Blade spins at slower speeds than metal Indiana and Colorado blades. Plus, it produces different flashes, vibrations and sounds than walleyes are used to seeing, hearing and feeling, so it triggers strikes from heavily-pressured fish. Ideal for live bait or plastics. northlandtackle.com $4

SOFTBAITS

walleye luresSavage 3D Baitfish

Based on a three-dimensional scan of an actual baitfish, this realistic softbait produces an upright, S-curve swimming action. Available in as a swimbait or paddle-tail option, in six colors and 3- and 4-inch sizes weighing in at 1/4- and 3/8-ounce, respectively. savagegear-usa $8 — $9 for 3

walleye luresStorm 360GT Searchbait

This bait's life-like, single-ball rattling jig head and realistic body sporting 3D holographic eyes and a toe-in boot tail unite to create the ultimate illusion of natural movement at a wide range of retrieve speeds. Comes in 11 colors and three walleye-friendly sizes from 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches. storm360GT.com $5 - $6

walleye lures

 

Z-Man Slim SwimZ

Z-Man upsized this popular slim, paddle-tailed swimbait to a 3-inch version perfect for a variety of walleye scenarios, including times when you want to load the livewell with 16- to 18-inch eaters. Produces an enticing wriggling, undulating action. Comes in 14 colors. zmanfishing.com $4 for 6

Robert Blosser: Go-To Search Bait for Walleye

Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

Recommended for You

Crankbaits mimic exactly what they eat when hungry — other fish! Bass

Baitfish for Bass: Search, Suspend or Sink Crankbaits

Jason Houser - May 21, 2019

Crankbaits mimic exactly what they eat when hungry — other fish!

Now that you know you might screw it up the next time a big fish bites, let's fix it. Fishing How-To

Why You'll Lose Your Next Big Bass

Larry Larsen

Now that you know you might screw it up the next time a big fish bites, let's fix it.

If you've been catching catfish with the same method for years, it's time to change it up and learn a new baiting technique. Fishing How-To

Your Guide for the Best Catfish Baits

G&F Staff

If you've been catching catfish with the same method for years, it's time to change it up and...

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

13 Fishing Pathfinder Weedless Walking Bait

13 Fishing Pathfinder Weedless Walking Bait

Fresh off catching the biggest bass in ICAST Cup history, 13 Fishing pro Jessie Mizell shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead the new Big Squirm soft plastic worm and the company's unique Pathfinder topwater walking bait that is totally weedless in design.

Costa

Costa's Award Winning Waterwoman Sunglasses

Costa's Amanda Sabin tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead about all of the great features that made the new Waterwoman frame a big winner at the 2019 ICAST show as well as out on the water.

BPT Points Champ Edwin Evers Talks New Berkley Baits

BPT Points Champ Edwin Evers Talks New Berkley Baits

After making the switch to Berkley products heading into the inaugural BPT season, Edwin Evers tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead why Berkley baits played such a key role in his recent angling success.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Unlike many game fish, catfish can be harder to catch during the spawn. Here are some strategies. Catfish

Understanding Catfish Spawning

Keith Sutton - June 06, 2006

Unlike many game fish, catfish can be harder to catch during the spawn. Here are some...

As most catfish anglers know, blue cats, channel cats and flatheads will eat darn near anything that fits in their mouths. Catfish

5 Ways To Catch Catfish on Lures

Keith Sutton - September 16, 2015

As most catfish anglers know, blue cats, channel cats and flatheads will eat darn near...

You can catch bluegill faster with these strategies. Panfish

Find and Fish Bluegill Beds Efficiently

Terry Madewell - May 22, 2019

You can catch bluegill faster with these strategies.

See More Stories

More Walleye

Washington and Oregon anglers share this trophy-sized waterway for trophy walleyes. Fishing

How to Catch Trophy Columbia-Basin Walleyes

Dennis Dauble

Washington and Oregon anglers share this trophy-sized waterway for trophy walleyes.

Riding a red-hot streak of good fortune, Missouri fisherman Jason Reynolds recently caught a new alternative-methods state record walleye ' only 100 yards from where he caught another state record on Truman Reservoir. Records

Targeting Catfish, Missouri Man Grabs Walleye Record

Lynn Burkhead - November 28, 2018

Riding a red-hot streak of good fortune, Missouri fisherman Jason Reynolds recently caught a...

Angler thought walleye, buddy thought sauger. They were both right. Records

What Is It? A Kentucky-Record Saugeye!

G&F Online Staff - August 09, 2019

Angler thought walleye, buddy thought sauger. They were both right.

See More Walleye

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

×