Ice-fishing facts: The only four walleye lures you'll ever need

Ice-fishing video: The only four walleye lures you’ll ever need

The only hardwater walleye baits you'll ever need

Lighten your ice-fishing tackle box by sticking to the "big four"

What are the most important lures every walleye ice angler needs to have in his or her tackle box? That is the question that two Outdoor Canada magazine readers—Edward Palchinski and Domenic Callo—recently asked me via email.

It is a super question, because I firmly believe you don’t have to haul around a bunch of tackle boxes, filled with dozens of different baits. Indeed, I believe that all you need are four specific lure styles in order to catch walleye if you’re ice fishing anywhere in North America. Now, let’s make this fun—what do you think those “big four” lures styles are? Give it some thought, and then watch the following video clip where I demonstrate each style and discuss how to use them.



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