When it comes to working topwater for big fish, nothing does it like "walking the dog." In steps the Rapala Skitter Walk, with its right-out-of-the-box perfect swimming action. Toss it out. Pump. Reel. Pump. Reel. You're "walking the dog" -- it's that easy to imitate a swimming mullet or felling baitfish. Ready to rumble, Skitter Walk lure is hung with VMC® Perma Steel hooks with saltwater hardware for ultimate toughness. Large internal rattles create a rhythmic side-to-side motion and sound combination.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lairish Specs love it
I am a fishing guide out of Lafitte La. and some how I was given one of these lures. Tried it on specs and reds and now use it all the time. Have purchased some more for my clients. This is a great top water lure in my book.
August 3, 2006
Rated 5 out of 5 by gulfcoastfisher Zara what?
I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and mainly fish from jetties and piers. I've been fishing with the usual mirrorlures and zara spooks for the topwater trout bite. No luck for the past month or so. This morning I forgot my tackle box, but after tearing my car apart at the jetty, I found an old baby bass skitter walk under my spare tire.
I said what the heck and tied it on. On my second cast, a monster trout came out the water to attack that poor lure. A couple minutes later, a two foot trout was at my feet. Five new skitter walks are in the mail.
July 30, 2006
Rated 5 out of 5 by JEAKES Forget About Spooks
Caught my first topwater bass of the year on this lure (in June!! and 90 degrees).
This has to be the loudest topwater lure I have ever used. It is much louder than any popper I have ever used. The round weights inside roll around like marbles in a coffee can and are just a loud.
Rapala does it right!!
July 5, 2006
I would recommend the color that most represents the forage (bait color). I would also recommend getting another type of walking bait in addition to this one. While the Skitter Walks have worked well for me, you have to be a little better at knowing how to walk. Getting the Heddon Spook (number of them to choose from) would be best to learn how to walk the dog. Also, the new Strike King KVD model is pretty decent. It has a sputtering (like a popper) as it walks (and it walks better than the Skitter Walk). I would still recommend getting a Skitter Walk but the other two are definitely my first two choices off the top of my head.
I use these quite often and they are one of my preferred baits. The size of the lure depends on the type and size of fish you wish to catch. I use the 4 3/8" and have caught Speck trout that were only 12" long. The size of the bait really does not seem to matter as much as it will with other types of lures. As for color, I really like the redfish, speckeled trout, and the holographic blue. I would recommend avoiding the really bright colors like hot pink. I spent about 2 hours last week using a hot pink without much luck. I switched to a holographic silver and limited out. The total for the morning was 10 speckeled trout (5 legal size) and 1 redfish.
rapala not. thats what i have been using and it never failed me yet. i know theres probably a better knot out there but I'm so used tying the rapala. normally after cast and cast and cast i check all my knots and retie if i ever doubt
Supposed to use rapala knot, but I am using a palomar knot with suffix braid. It's so soft that it doesn't seem to impact the action of the lure. The knot is a direct tie to the lure nose loop, so rapala knot is likely the best.
No, unlike most Rapala's this one is plastic. And if you use these in saltwater, you will be glad. They are extremely tough. I have a 4 3/8" redfish that I have been using since last year (and have caught a lot of redfish and trout, and a couple of spanish mackerel) and aside from the scratches on the finish, it is fine.
Balsa wood but don't under estimate its pottential.I've caught many bass on it and even big stripers."Twitch"says it all the more you twitch it the more deadly this rap is on strikes.Becareful though because it has a slow sink and i've lost a few on rocks.