Top Plastic Lures for Fishing Walleye
By: In-Fisherman.com Staff
Plastic and artificial baits are becoming the norm for anglers when fishing for walleye which brings a positive alternative to livebait
In the 1967 film The Graduate Mr. McGuire advises a young and nervous Benjamin Braddock: “There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it.” Same could be said for walleye fishing. Like it or not, the future of walleye fishing is in plastics. The reality of invasive species has tightened livebait transport regulations, pushing anglers toward artificial options.
But the good news is walleye anglers are catching fish on soft plastics in ways we wouldn’t have imagined a decade ago. And the proof is in the pudding: Walleye pros like 2014 NWT and MWC Champion Korey Sprengel are ditching meat and winning big.
“Once you have the confidence that plastics catch you as many – if not more walleyes – than livebait, you rarely go back to meat. Ninety percent of my game is soft plastics and other artificials,” says Wisconsin’s 26-year-old ace.
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