Top 3 must have jerkbaits for monster Lake Erie Walleye

The waters of Lake Erie are chalked full of amazing walleye, with a massive population increase in recent years of huge eyes.  Methods to catch these beautiful fish range from trolling dipsey divers, down rigging, and lead core line fishing. 

No matter which method you are fishing, these lures are a must have for any Lake Erie fisher person targeting pickerel.  These lures are guaranteed to put fish in the boat if being fished correctly in Lake Erie.  These are hand selected lures that are proven winners in Lake Erie and are used by all charter boat captains on Erie. 

Below are our top 3 must have trolling jerkbaits to guarantee a successful day on the water. 


Number 3

Cotton Cordell Ripplin' Red Fin 4 1/2" 3/8 oz

The Cotton Cordell Red Fin is a legendary lure for a variety of gamefish, from bass and walleye in freshwater to specks and redfish on the coasts. The wavy sides of the Ripplin' Red Fin create an appearance of constant motion, even when the lure is sitting still. Floating, Diving to 3 feet, the Ripplin' Red-Fin is the bait-of-choice for shallow water stripers, walleyes and all types of bass. When retrieved at a constant speed the Ripplin' Red-Fin swims with a wide wobble. When twitched, the bait darts erratically to the side, and when waked on top it produces a V wake topwater fish can't resist.


Number 2 


The Deep Walleye Bandit will troll down to 27 feet and is a great lure for exploring deeper water. Walleye, zander and other predator fish love this slender minnow jerkbait. Measuring 4-3/4-inches and weighing 5/8-ounce, the Deep Walleye Bandit is a go-to fishing lure for anglers around the world. The round lip makes it dive quick and true every time.

Number 1 

Yaleye Mooneye Minnow 

The Yaleye Mooneye Minnow is one of the best kept secrets on Lake Erie for catching massive pickeral.  All are handcrafted in colours the fish love.  The pickeral can't help but hammer these lures which hold up incredibly well. 

Yaleye-Fish Tournament Tuff Lures are designed to stand up to the biggest fish in the pond!

  • Razor sharp, blood red hooks
  • 65 lb test, flexible, kink resistant, 49 strand stainless steel wire
  • Tough parts, designed to last
  • Beautifully, handcrafted with colours the fish love
  • Tournament Tuff... equipment failure is a thing of the past