I’m a firm believer that when water conditions are turbid, and I am targeting fish like walleye, it really helps to use plastic grubs that send out lot’s of vibration.
That’s why I have had a lot of confidence in paddle tail plastic grubs for the last 30 yrs. of doing the TV show. The one that I have been using recently is made by Lunker City and it’s called the Shaker. This shad comes in different sizes but I find the 4″ size works the best for medium to large size walleye, bass and pike. It has a slender, thin body and a paddle tail that produced a tantalizing “slapping-action” whenever it’s moved in the water in any direction.
I normally use a medium-heavy Rapala R-Type spining outfit loaded with Sufix832 braid and a fluorocarbon leader. It’s simple to fish. I usually let it hit the bottom and gently lift it within 2′ of the bottom and than let if free-drop, or I cast it out, let it hit the bottom and gently jig it with longer strokes always picking up any slack line. Walleye especially love this grub that when they strike it, you can usually see your line jump-up as they inhale it.
Recently I had the pleasure of shooting a TV show with Larry Rencken who landed his “personal-best” walleye using the Lunker City Shaker.