Lure Guide


Choosing the right lure for the type of water you are fishing in is very important. The wrong lure will look out of place to the fish. As a general rule the more stained the water is the darker the lure; hence, the clearer the water the lighter the lure. The same goes with blade selection. Stained water would require a gold blade where clearer water would require a silver blade. There are some color combinations that do work against these rules, but for the most part they hold true.

The weight of the lure that you are using also needs to be the correct weight for the depth, current, and drifting speed of the water that you are fishing. The more current you are fishing in requires a heavier lure to reach the bottom without letting out your whole spool of line. The same goes with deeper water; you need a heavier lure to get to the bottom. You can also use the River Flathead jig to cut through the water better, thus using a lighter jig in current or while drifting.


Here Are Some Lure Suggestions

Water Clarity Clear Water Moderately Stained Water Very Stained Water
Lure Color Cleopatra
Hot Pink
Chartreuse
Red
Glow in the Dark
Cleopatra
Orange
Chartreuse
Red
Glow in the Dark
Cleopatra
Orange
Chartreuse
Blue
Glow in the Dark
Blade Color Hammered Nickel/Silver Blades Hammered Gold/Brass Blades
Hammered Nickel/Silver Blades
Hammered Gold/Brass Blades
Artificial Tails Berkley Gulp
Twister Tails
Tube Tails
Berkley Gulp
Twister Tails
Tube Tails
Berkley Gulp
Twister Tails
Tube Tails
Live Bait

W/Tube Tail

Leeches
Minnows
Crawlers
Leeches
Minnows
Crawlers
Leeches
Minnows
Crawlers

How To Choose The Right Tail Color

Pink / Red

Chartreuse

Orange

Glow / Blue

Twister Tail Colors
Tube Tail Colors
Fuzzy Grub Tails

Theses are just some suggestions that we have for you. Other combinations may work well; however, when we go fishing, this is what we use.


How To Choose The Right Weight

(This information applies only to the Walleye Weapons)

1/16th O.Z.

1/8th O.Z.

3/16th O.Z.

1/4th O.Z.

3/8th O.Z.

Fish Attracted Ice Fishing or
With Slip Bobber
Crappie and Walleye
Crappie
White Bass
Walleye
Walleye
Sm/Lg M.Bass
Northern Pike
Walleye
Sm/Lg M.Bass
Northern Pike
Walleye
Sm/Lg M.Bass
Northern Pike
Depth 0-40 ft. 0-6 ft. 0-15 ft. 0-25 ft. 0-40 ft.

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