Calling all anglers!!! Best lures for summer walleye?

Kelly_Aquatics

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Hello I know this is not a fishing forum but I need help with a french river canoe trip im doing what would be the best lure/lures to use for summer walleyes?
I dont have any electronics and will be fishing on a canoe

Thanks!!
 

Kelly_Aquatics

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Hendre Hendre Thanks! I am all ways impressed that you guys are on top of everything and willing to help! :)
 

AaronKWolfe

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I always used lipless crankbaits, just hopped em across the bottom. Typically caught largemouth bass, but have caught walleye doing it and even some catfish and muskie.
 

Kelly_Aquatics

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Was getting snaged ever a issue or did you target sandy flats?

I always used lipless crankbaits, just hopped em across the bottom. Typically caught largemouth bass, but have caught walleye doing it and even some catfish and muskie.
 

AaronKWolfe

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Was getting snaged ever a issue or did you target sandy flats?
It was a bit of a problem, especially since the lake I fish is actually a flooded town with a lot of houses, cars, buildings, and fallen trees. But I had a boat so I could usually get a snag out, plus I used 80 pound braid and a medium heavy rod so I never actually broke a lure off.
 

Kelly_Aquatics

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ok are their any other lures you would recommend? could the rapala shadow rap deep work or the husky jerk deep?
 

AaronKWolfe

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ok are their any other lures you would recommend? could the rapala shadow rap deep work or the husky jerk deep?
Anything that looks like a fish that you can fish on the bottom could work. I've caught them on everything really, jigheads with crawfish or flukes on it, spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits, crankbaits, live minnows and shiners, etc.

I just used lipless crankbaits because I got a bunch from bass pro shops during a clearance sale, $2 each so I got like 4 of each color (5 separate colors), plus they work for just about any predatory fish (I've caught stripers, walleye, sauger, muskie, pickerel, large and smallmouth bass, and even catfish on them). Plus, lipless crankbaits sink on their own, you don't have to reel to make them sink.
 
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