Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Call in Fall Walleye with Ridgeline Crankbaits

PK Ridgeline Crankbait Big Fall Walleye
Everyone knows that walleye are particularly susceptible to crankbaits. Fall and spring are the two most productive times of year to boat or land a large walleye with a crankbait presentation. For me it comes down to knowing what time of year to seek out the walleye and what presentation works the best. In recent years I have found that walleye tend to follow the baitfish in fall during September, October, November and sometimes even into December. PK Ridgeline crankbaits work particularly well in this situation.

PK Ridgeline Crankbait Big Fall Walleye

The best thing to do when targeting fall walleye with crankbaits is to do some research before you head out. I study the body of water to see what type of baitfish are present so that I will know where on the body of water to fish. In my home state of Wyoming the walleye tend to be towards rocky areas and dams. This is because shiners and other small bait fish spawn in the fall around these structures. An added bonus is that large and small crappie also follow the baitfish and provide more opportunities for the walleye and the angler. Most of the time a night strategy will be best for producing walleye on crankbaits and fishing from the boat or shore work well.

PK Ridgeline Crankbait Big Fall Walleye

I tend to fish the shoreline a mile or so from the dam all the way to the dam during a night of fishing. This allows me to cover the shoreline where the large walleye are holding. My most successful system is to pick a spot and cast parallel to the shoreline to my left, then cast the rest of the 180 degrees to the shoreline on my right. I usually use about 10-15 casts in one spot to cover the area. Once the area is covered, I move down to where my casts stopped from the previous spot and start again. My preferred presentation at night is to use the PK Ridgeline crankbait in firetiger and 3 5/8" in or 3" size. Sometimes I will use the same size of crankbait in the pearl hologram pattern. Both sizes of crankbaits work well.

PK Ridgeline Crankbait Big Fall Walleye

There are particular areas and spot to focus on while fishing at night for large walleye. If your home body of water has points along the shoreline, take time to work them thoroughly. They often can hold multiple size classes of fish from 18-30" fish. I like to catch a variety of these sizes to have nice ones to release and a couple to eat. Also, look for areas that have cover for baitfish and walleye to hide such as; weed edges, rock points, sunken islands, humps and submerged trees. Work them with the 3" and 3 5/8" size PK Ridgeline crankbaits and you will find the fish if they are there.

PK Ridgeline Crankbait Big Fall Walleye
I catch my biggest fish at night. Lots of people wonder why I would go at night or why it would make any difference. I don't know how many long days I have put on the water burning my skin in the UV rays without much fishing success. The fish like it just about as well as I do, not very much. So, the only alternative is to fish at night or in low light conditions. Night fishing provides the advantage of stealth. Big fish often come into the shallows at night to stalk minnows, perch and other small fish. When they do this, they put themselves in easy reach of fisherman that throw crankbaits and other baitfish style presentations. The key is to know where the bait fish will be and cast similar imitating baits until you put it in front of a big fish.

PK Ridgeline Crankbait Big Fall Walleye
Crankbaits are great options for fall and spring walleye. The PK Ridgeline crankbait is great for night fishing presentations because the ridges give off large amounts of vibration and sound. When fishing at night, the crankbaits work extremely well at calling in fish. Walleye in particular always seem to come in and take a swipe at the baits. I have found that cranking the bait in at a slow to medium pace then pausing about every 4 rotations of the reel is the best system for catching walleye at night. I usually crank the bait then let it sit for 4-6 seconds, the fish usually hit on the 3rd or 4th second. It is also important to note that braided line with no stretch is important for feeling strikes with this method.

Make sure to give the PK Ridgeline crankbait a try this fall on your favorite body of water. You may be surprised at the size of the fish you catch.

Monday, July 25, 2011

ICAST 2011

A couple of weeks ago, the PK Lures staff traveled from all around the country to participate in the largest tackle trade show called ICAST. We met a lot of nice people from various media, distributors and other tackle manufacturers. Here are some pictures of our booth and of the world record catch by Tim Geni.

Tim had interviews with WFN television and to showcase his catch and release world record ice walleye. Tim did a great job on camera!

The PK booth seemed to draw people in especially when they saw the new PK Troller that will be available later this year. PK Products is pushing the development of new lures that are redefining the fishing industry.

PK also showcased the PK Panic, and boy did the salt water anglers stop and take notice. The Panic will be on the market within the next year or so and it will come in multiple sizes for both fresh and saltwater applications. The jointed body and blades in between caught a lot of people's attention.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

New PK Products

As many of you know, is up and running and if you haven't come to check us out, you should do so. We have received orders from all across this great country and we would like to thank everyone who has purchased merchandise from us. We would not be here if we didn't have support from our great fans and customers.

Now, lets talk a little bit about our lures and what will be coming out next. PK Lures is always pushing the envelope and trying to be our motto "catching fish redefined". Pat O'grady has some exciting new lures that will be coming out this late summer and early fall. First, the PK Spoon will be coming out sometime in late August or early September. Don't confuse this lure with the PK Flutter Fish. They are two different spoons but are both just as effective. Have a look at the baits below.

These revolutionary spoons are weighted to fall like a dying baitfish. They are incredibly effective for walleye and trout in the winter during ice fishing season. A great option is to fish these lures in fall when shad and other bait populations begin to die off. They are a must have for anyone fishing out of a boat or on the ice. Anglers can also fish the bait by casting out and retrieving it back just like any other spoon. It is a diverse fishing option. Here is a link to our videos where you can see this bait in action:

The second bait that is coming out this fall is the PK Shallow Runner Ridgeline Crankbait. This bait has more than just a pronounced ridge running down the side of the bait, it also has ridges about that line to give off even more vibration and flash. These baits will catch big numbers of bass, pike, muskies, and other species of fish. They will be coming out sometime this fall and should be available on for purchase by late September or early October. I will post pictures of this bait just before they come out.

We have had a lot of interest in our Flutter Fish spoon and I would like to take a moment and explain the many ways the spoon can be fished. The first way to fish the Flutter Fish is to jig it vertically in the water. This technique gives of a ton of flash and the bait appears to be a dying baitfish. The second option is to cast it out and make a straight retrieve. This works well from shore and in a boat. The third option (my favorite) is to cast the lure out and then retrieve it by jerking the rod up and then let the bait flutter and repeat. This give the bait an extremely erratic action and the fish love it. Here is a tiger muskie caught on that very technique.
So, be looking for our new baits as they come available. I will keep everyone up to date on Facebook.

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The New Look of PK Lures

A lot of people have been wondering when our new website and online store would be ready. Well, the time is near for all of you who have been wondering when the time would come. We plan to be live with the website by no later than Wednesday morning. That means that everyone can come and purchase any of our Ridgeline cranks, Flutter Fish spoons and Extreme Action swimbaits. Our new store offers a much more friendly shopping experience that will allow customers to easily select the lures they want, review lures they have used and refer their friends to particular products. Here is a preview of what the site will look like.

I will keep everyone posted on when the site will be up and running. We have to test a couple things and then we will be up and running. I appreciate everyone's patience and look forward to serving all of you in your tackle needs. We will be adding more products like our Killer spoon and shallow running crankbaits here in the near future. Remember to check our updates on Facebook and you will have all the information on when products will be available.


Patrick Edwards
PK Lures

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Here We Go!

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Here we go, all of us involved at PK Lures are excited to be in the business of creating a fishing experience with new innovative products. Pat O’Grady continues to develop new ideas and ways to catch fish that are far above the expectations of all involved in the industry. Especially from the consumer, to the supplier and the media.

As we approach the date the lures will be available to the angling public, we face some challenges. As you can see we are new to the market and need the support of our followers to experience placement in the stores they frequent to produce interest. The most effective way to help us accomplish this is to ask the managers at these locations if they have ever heard of PK Lures and its products. Then refer them to our website and the Facebook link: If any of our followers would like to become involved in our Guide Staff, experience the benefits of a guide staff program and assist in the grass roots marketing efforts of PK Lures, please send a resume to I am also looking for sales representatives in many areas of the US.

Monday, January 11, 2010

PK Ridgeline Crank

Hey everyone! I have great news for all of you that like to throw crankbaits to catch fish. The PK Ridgeline crankbait is one of the most revolutionary baits to hit the market. The Ridgeline crank utilizes a pronounced lateral line and flat sides to create unmatched vibration and flash. The Ridgeline targets not only the vision of the fish, but the lateral line sensory system as well. These components are paramount to attracting all varieties of fish. But it doesn't stop there. The Ridgeline also utilizes a low tone rattle that literally calls in fish from a distance. So, if the fish doesn't initially see it or feel it, they will at least hear it and come in for a closer look. What more can you ask from a crankbait?
I know that predatory fish will and do hit this bait with authority. If you are a muskie or pike fisherman, this bait should get you wondering what kind of behemoths you can wrangle out of the weed beds and rock piles while using it. If you love catching big lake trout, this lure is for you.
PK Ridgelines definitely make you wonder what all they can do. So, the only way to answer the question is to try one! Find out for yourself, you won't be disappointed. These baits will be available soon! Stay tuned...

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Friday, December 4, 2009

The PK Difference

Have you ever had a day on the water where it seems like you just can't catch anything no matter what you tie on your line? I've had many days where the fishing is just lousy and I go home knowing that there should have been something that worked or thinking that I did something completely wrong.

Recently I was having one of those days on one of my favorite fishing holes here in Wyoming. I started fishing early in the morning on Upper Sunshine Reservoir near Meeteetse. It was a crisp and I began my day by using lures that had worked in the past. I couldn't catch a thing. So, I looked through my box and saw my PK Flutterfish and thought I might as well give it a shot. On my second cast I landed a nice Yellowstone Cutthroat trout. I fished it a bit longer and had multiple other hits but the Flutterfish I had a was a little bit too big for the situation. I decided I would change it up and throw a PK Killer spoon instead. On my third cast I landed another nice Cutthroat. Pretty awesome.

I have used a lot of lures in my life and have caught numbers of fish but the PK line of lures is unlike any other lures on the market. I have been able to catch fish on PK's when other people haven't had success on anything else. That speaks volumes about the kind of lures they are. I've been able to catch Walleye on the lure as well.

So, when the fishing gets tough, tie on a PK. You won't be disappointed!