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 4 out of 5 by buddy123 i like it
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June 29, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by JNelson Great Topwater Lure
My fishing buddy turned me on to these last year. What an amazing product! If you use this consistently how it is supposed to be used you will catch some great fish. I have caught some big reds, dozens of seatrout, snook, blues, jacks and even a small spinner shark on this lure. It casts really far even into a pretty heavy wind, easy to use, works well at night too. Colors i have used: speckled trout, chartreuse, blue mullet, bone white, pink. All of them work great. good luck fishing!
June 10, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by nicolasfrion Rapala is seriously too hard to beat!
Rapala. Every time I hear that name I think of this... I think that even if I tie one on it will catch me fish! and that people is closest thing to the truth that I have ever said. I cannot believe how this bait with a little movement of the arm makes it do that irresistible walk-the-dog action that I think makes every game fish go nuts, its so hard to resist that action and Rapala makes it so easy to do!
Your amazing !
June 5, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by C13basser Great, but cheap, cheap paint job...
There hasn't been one time yet in the day I haven't gotten at least one fish or a obvious hit with this lure each time I use it. I live on the canal and fish 2-3 times a day, so that's a really high success rate! Sadly though, after just three days almost half the paint started peeling off really badly. It's brand new! Maybe mine's a defective one?
Still though, the bass love this thing, even had a snake head nail it. Need to get another as a back up. I love this lure.
May 13, 2010
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.