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Title: favorite walleye bait
Post by: mark1758 on Jan 22, 2020, 10:18 AM
So if you could have only one type of bait or lure and presentation what would it be? As for me, it"s a harness and dipsey i guess.
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: gotagetm on Jan 22, 2020, 12:22 PM
mine is harnesses and lead core ....but i pulled some "old school baits "out and work ...but my favorite presentation is lead core and i cant wait to put it off big boards this year, my favorite harness is one i tie called "crystal meth" dont jump on me for name ,just thought it was a funny name !!!!
nothing better than coming in and being asked "what ya get them on " and i say crystal meth !! some people laugh others dont know what to think hahaha till i show them it ,but harnesses are tried and true
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: mark1758 on Jan 22, 2020, 01:16 PM
yea, i haven't done much leadcore yet but i think i want to try this year. another thing I want to try on Erie is jigging. We do it in Quebec but haven't tried at home yet.
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: gotagetm on Jan 22, 2020, 02:21 PM
Nice! Yes jigging can be good in Buffalo area at times , biggest eye we've got last couple years was my wife's 11.87 at harbor one day when to rough to get out in lake on a bucktail tipped with crawler
And last year did really good there drifting jigs when got board with trolling
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: gotagetm on Jan 22, 2020, 02:42 PM

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Not by no means biggest caught by people, but great for us !!
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 22, 2020, 03:02 PM
Favorite lure and presentation would depend on the lake and time of year.

Erie in the summer -

meat


Small Canadian Shield lakes -

Wobble jogs tipped with meat


Small lakes and reservoirs here in NY -

trolling sticks at night
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 23, 2020, 04:00 AM
 Bucktail jigs , jigging raps
 Trolling sticks , spoons
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: mark1758 on Jan 23, 2020, 06:13 AM
Visited Geneva Ohio a few years back and they were using spoons with meat for most of the year. Location also determines lure and bait selection. How about leeches, anybody use them on Erie at all?
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: hunts2long on Jan 23, 2020, 06:26 AM
Bucktail jigs. Haven't trolled a lure in 2 summers...h2l
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: mark1758 on Jan 23, 2020, 06:38 AM
H2L - what lake?
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: Arich793 on Apr 24, 2020, 07:22 PM
I mostly use rapalas and challengers. I added some Bucktails to my walleye box, going to get better at jigging this season
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: Deadeyez on Apr 24, 2020, 07:45 PM
Rapala flat rap
Jigging Rap
Buck tail jig
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: hunts2long on Apr 24, 2020, 07:48 PM
H2L - what lake?
Sacandaga...h2l
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: JerryofWNY on Apr 24, 2020, 10:05 PM
Visited Geneva Ohio a few years back and they were using spoons with meat for most of the year. Location also determines lure and bait selection. How about leeches, anybody use them on Erie at all?

I remember back in the late 80's in the dog days of summer marking tons of fish and nothing seemed to trigger them.I bought a bunch of leeches and fished them on Erie Deeries. Caught fish for me when nothing else would.
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Apr 25, 2020, 05:32 AM
 Number 11 Rapala Deep tail dancers in Purpledescent trolled at 2-2.3 mph.
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: gotagetm on Apr 25, 2020, 05:56 AM
We love trolling,but I love the thump of a bucktail jig with piece of worm when it's slammed!
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 25, 2020, 06:15 AM
We love trolling,but I love the thump of a bucktail jig with piece of worm when it's slammed!
Gotagetm is it more productive to tip with a worm the waters you fish ? ,
 Havenít tipped a buck tail in many many years , plus when we snap jig the weeds , worms get ripped off anyway
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: hunts2long on Apr 25, 2020, 06:39 AM
I tipped my jigs with a worm most of the time. We don't have many weeds in this lake but will use plastic when fishing weeds or if on a hot bite. I just don't have enough confidence with plastic to fish it all the time....h2l
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: gotagetm on Apr 25, 2020, 06:43 AM
Fr it's probably more just a habit if any thing but works so I stick with it especially next weekend when we'll be drifting fish Creek into canal at Sylvan beech , annual trip
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 25, 2020, 06:46 AM
Fr it's probably more just a habit if any thing but works so I stick with it especially next weekend when we'll be drifting fish Creek into canal at Sylvan beech , annual trip
Thanks for the reply and good luck
 With these cold temps stream guys should have good fishing
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: gotagetm on Apr 26, 2020, 01:16 PM

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Getting ready , not the prettiest but they work haha
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 26, 2020, 01:22 PM
Gotagetm, those look great. Thst is my preferred choice for early walleye also. I love rippin bucktails through the weeds. And maybe a sonar or 2.
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: gotagetm on Apr 26, 2020, 03:36 PM

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Just found another box of heads I poured and painted... gonna be busy!
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: reeleyz on Apr 26, 2020, 06:09 PM
Bucktails
Jigging rap
Spoons
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: SeanP on Apr 26, 2020, 06:12 PM
Chicken Livers.......
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: SeanP on Apr 26, 2020, 06:13 PM
LOL ......If trolling....Worm harness, then deep diver stick bait,  Jigging....Jig head with Gulp!

SeanP
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: FrankM on Apr 27, 2020, 04:21 AM
1) Worm harness.
2) Rapala
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: Flukeman on Apr 27, 2020, 06:19 AM
Jigs
Sonar

Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: Pequod1 on Apr 27, 2020, 06:58 AM
#1 Worm harness. Color dependent on lake. 
#2 renoskis
#3 reef runner
Most of the time Erie.
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: gotagetm on Apr 27, 2020, 08:42 AM

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My favorites I made last year for Erie, worked awesome
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: mdm25549 on Apr 27, 2020, 09:15 AM
Depends on where Iím fishing but for the most part the buck tails that I make
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: fur fin feather on May 01, 2020, 08:52 PM
bottom bouncers and worm harnesses in current
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: lowjack12 on May 01, 2020, 09:19 PM
Storm swim bait storm stick bait and storm deep diver has killed them for me
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: Bosco on May 09, 2020, 09:02 PM
The same as Great Grandpa. The OLD fashioned bait. A paper clip tipped with a booger. Good enough to fish him through the Depression...good enough for me.
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 10, 2020, 07:07 AM
What do people use from shore? My go to are floating Rapalas
Title: Re: favorite walleye bait
Post by: Bosco on May 10, 2020, 01:25 PM
From shore I go with Smithwicks because my home water is more often than not on the dingy side and I like the rattles that floating Rapalas lack. I like suspending Smithwicks early in the season because I can fish them slow and put a split shot up from it if I want a touch of sink to it and then I move to floating Smithwicks when it warms up a bit and I can get away with a faster retrieve and also when the weeds start to become a factor.