Brian Brosdahl holds a trophy walleye he caught while using a Rapala Crankbait (bleeding chartreuse shad) for an article on the FLW Outdoors Website (Photo by Noel Vick)
Rapala Jointed Shad Rap 04 Fishing lure (Bleeding Chartreuse Shad, Size- 1.5)
What is the best lure for walleye? The life-like action and vibrant colors of the Rapala Jointed Shad Rap make it one of the best baits for attracting monster walleye during the Summer and Fall months. The 2013 walleye fishing season has been a great one and is only getting better. We have chosen the top 10 colors for this amazing crankbait. These are colors that work best during certain weather conditions, as explained below.
The bleeding original shad color is one of the best crankbaits for walleye during mid morning conditions when the skies are partly sunny and water visibility is clear.
The bleeding hot olive color is one of the best lures for walleye when the sun is shining bright, but the water color is muddy and the underwater visibility is low.
The bleeding chartreuse shad is one of the best lures for walleye fishing when the skies are cloudy and the water color is slightly discolored.
The bleeding blue shad is one of the best walleye crankbaits for sunny weather and clean / clear water conditions.
The baby bass color is one of the best walleye fishing lures in areas where largemouth share the territory.
The blue shad color is the best walleye lure for clean, clear water and cloudy weather conditions.
The crawdad color is one of the best walleye lures in rocky areas or hard ledges where crawfish abound.
The fire tiger color is a great lure for Fall walleye fishing in areas where the water color is murky.
The perch colored crankbaits are good walleye lures in areas where there is grass and vegetation present. Top walleye lures imitate the forage species in a particular area, and they love to eat yellow perch.
The standard shad color crankbait is probably one of the best all around walleye lures on the market today in sunny weather conditions. It is easily one of the top 10 walleye lures around the world.