Lake Erie Walleye Lures
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:27 PM
These lures were made for Spring and Fall Walleye fishing on Lake Erie. They were patterned after the Rapala F18 Original Floater. They are a little bit larger than the F18 and have more of a shad shape when viewed from the bottom.
Posted 27 January 2008 - 12:54 PM
Outstanding lures! What type of wood did you use? We use a lot of Rapala's trolling the Detroit River and it can get expensive.
Posted 27 January 2008 - 02:15 PM
These baits are made from red cedar. The Rapala F18 Original Floater and homemade baits this size produced some big fish this past fall night fishing off Cleveland. The pictures show some large walleye caught off Tiggers boat with his homemade lures.
Posted 27 January 2008 - 05:38 PM
Thanks for the info. Do you use a router for final shaping or are you turning the bodies on a lathe?
I'm a former charter captain and live in Gibraltar, MI and from late June to mid August from 1985 to 1996 I used to do a lot of fishing out of Erieau, Ontario almost directly across the lake from Cleveland. Primary baits were huge cranks which were run off boards, and spoons off dipsey divers or jet divers. Amazing how those big fish were so good in the pan too! Fishery died of (maybe too much pressure from sport and commercial fishermen) and never came back. Erieau is still one of the best Lake Erie ports for summer steelhead.
Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:33 PM
Lake Erie is the best Walleye fishery in the world. The night bite in the Fall off Cleveland is incredible.
The lures were rough cut with a band saw, rough sanded with a belt sander, and final shape sanded by hand.
Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:34 PM
nice fall walleye lures. mitcheal. i also ran out of erieu years back. im done chartering now, but spend my time on st clair. the walleyes are in leamington now.