Berkley® Flicker Shad Crankbaits
- Perfectly mimics the walleye’s favorite meal
- Strong hook attachments and a wide range of colors
- Quality wide-gap trebles
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The best lure color would be to mimic the dominant forage in the waters your fishing. Here is a simple guideline of basic successful colors:
Open Water Suspended Forage: Shad, Shiners, Ciscoes, Alewives, Smelt
Black, Green, Blue, Purple top with Silver sides
Black top with White sides
All Silver Chrome or White
Structure Orientated Forage: Perch, Suckers, Crawfish, Minnows
Black top with Gold sides (Sucker)
Black top with Silver sides (Minnow)
Black top with Orange sides (Perch-Crawfish)
Black top with Green sides with Bars (Perch)
Brown top Orange or Red sides (Crawfish)
Fluorescent Colors: For dark, stained or muddy waters the hot colors work effective, here’s a few top producers.
Dark Green top Chartreuse sides orange belly (Firetiger)
Blue top Chartreuse sides orange belly (Parrot)
Orange top & sides Chartreuse belly (Hot Tiger)
Red Head Chartreuse Body (Clown)
By the way Alum is on my list of lakes to hit in 2013. My home lake is Caesar Creek, less than 2 hours from you.
bait as well. The 2 3/8 works well, but
I still prefer the full 3" model.
very light so casting is difficult but with light tackle you can get the job done, trooling is wonderfuf
The first problem may be with the bill of the bait itself. If the edges are cracked or rough, you may need to sand the bill down just a bit with a nail file.
Also, if any hooks are bent, be sure to straighten these out to normal form.
The third possible way to try is slightly bending the bill of the bait. Be sure not to put to much pressure as this may crack the body of the bait. Bend the bill towards the direction that you want the lure to run.
There are many other tricks to making this process work, but these tend to be the major ones. Expirementation with your baits is one of the quickest remedies because there is no one true fix, and truly, no two baits are alike.
specs while in Algonquin Park in Ontario
this past spring. The 3 " lure will run approx 10 to 12 feet depending on how much line is out. I would try it even on lead core or
steel line in the summer after the water warms up and you may need to go a little deeper.
Bass are attracted to others as well. The firetiger, chartruese, are other good choices. Just make sure that the water depth is over 12' if trolling as you know these run deep.
I use all the colors and i fish in mostly stained water
The Chartreuse color seems to work the best for me though
Now with that being said, darker, dirtier, and stained water may require the brighter and more wacky color combinations to produce fish.
If i had to pick only 4 colors to own they would be: blue/silver, black/silver, black/gold, and firetiger. they seem to produce more consistently than any other colors for me.
Best of luck to you! And honestly get as many colors as you can afford because they all have a time and place for catching walleyes ;)