Joe Kubassek and his son Gideon traveled to Alberta this past weekend and had a chance to fish a reservoir for walleye from shore. Their lures of choice were crankbaits. One particular crankbait that produced well was the Rapala Shad Rap. Fall walleye commonly cruise into shallow water along shorelines, especially at night, and they are on the prowl for larger baitfish trying to put on weight before the water get’s really cold. That’s the best time to crankbaits from shore, or from a boat, towards shore.
Ontario walleye anglers looking for trophy walleye on crankbaits should be making plans to fish the Rapala Tail Dancer #9 along the weedlines in Picton Bay, ON, and also trolling out from the weeds. From now to ice-up will be the hottest time for trophy walleye on the Lower Bay of Quinte, ON.