Choices can be difficult, especially when it comes to the gear in your tackle box. I’m the type of person who gets interested in buying EVERYTHING when it comes to walleye fishing! Cotton Cordell has some very successful lures. The Grappler Shad, the Wally Diver and the Ripplin Red Fin are three that should be part of any Cotton Cordell collection.
The Grappler Shad is a good all around lure. This Shad is designed to look like a natural baitfish in big trouble. Walleyes like to eat anytime, but they find a forage fish in distress the most appealing meal waiting to happen. The eye and body shape are both as natural as can be. The people at Cotton Cordell even remembered to add gill patterns.
The color spectrum covers the simple, basic patterns to the flamboyantly-styled glitz.
The Shad should be your first crankbait choice when hitting colder waters. This lure has a tight wiggle action that is particularly appealing no matter what state of mind the walleye are in. It has the look and motion that make the fish want a closer look.
This is a tough lure and can hold up against the most aggressive strikes. It has bronze hooks that are extra sharp so that you can get a better set. Stainless steel split rings also help this lure keep its heavy-duty status.
The highlight of this lure is the tie-point. It is a bill design that has been given added strength to improve the overall performance. The bill can withstand trolling or casting at higher speeds then similar lures.
The Wally Diver is the most popular bait in the Cotton Cordell family. This bait was designed to get to the ideal depth quickly. There is a size for every depth. If you need to fish shallow or deep, there is a Wally Diver for you. It can even pull walleye out from the Great Lakes, which is always a challenge.
It comes in a rainbow of colors that any picky walleye would love. It has a slender body and a tempting wiggle that helps with setting the hook. Whether spring has sprung or fall has crept in, the Wally Diver can bring in the walleye.
It is hard to pass up a lure that looks like it is moving while still in the package. That is what makes the Ripplin Red Fin so cool. The molded waves in the side make this lure appear to be in constant motion.
The hollow head adds action as does the Classic V-wake design. It fairly buoyant but that doesn’t keep it from running true. Walleye just love to strike this lure. Most anglers can’t resist it themselves.
Cotton Cordell has made a living producing lures that walleyes just can’t resist. Every tackle box and angler should have a few on hand. An angler can’t go wrong by adding the Ripplin Red Fin, the Wally Diver and the Grappler Shad to their collection. The walleye may be swimming, but a Cotton Cordell lure will keep them from hiding from you. Have fun fishing!