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Walleye bobber set up
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Joined:
04/21/2010
From Plymouth
Posts: 53
Last few trips to Mille Lacs we've done nothing but throw bobbers and leeches at them and averaged more than 10 per hour. I've always stuck to rods roughly in the 6' to 6'6" length for all the types of fishing I do, but I'm learning that a longer rod is much better for taking up the slack in the line while fishing this way for walleyes. Just wondering what length, strength, type of tip, etc you guys would recommend for a bobber rod exclusively for walleyes.

Appreciate the advice.

Posted on: 7/8 8:59:17
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Re: Walleye bobber set up
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Joined:
07/31/2007
From central mn
Posts: 4498
The few local bobber guyz I know on the east shore like using 8 to 9'ers.

i find a 7'er works just fine plus I'm cheap why spend good $ fishing for fish ya can't keep?,use what ya have you'll be fine.

Posted on: 7/8 10:06:18
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Re: Walleye bobber set up
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12/15/2005
From Mayer , MN
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I have an 8.5' which is an old gander mountain steelhead rod. Just had to cut the handle down a few inches. It's a two piece so it breaks down nice for storage. Longer is nice for taking up line especially around dusk or dark when it's hard to see your line.

Posted on: 7/8 12:20:04
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Re: Walleye bobber set up
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Joined:
05/25/2008
From St. Cloud
Posts: 95
if you are looking for a dedicated bobber rod i would say the longer the better i run a 7'3" medium light when bobber fishing up there i just cant waste the space for a dedicated bobber rod. with the 7 3 i can rig or jig comfortably as well i even use it to pitch jigs with twister tails in the weeds

Posted on: 7/8 19:28:46
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Re: Walleye bobber set up
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10/10/2011
Posts: 302
Get yourself one of those 8' ML rods that slide down into the handle to 7'. I use them and they are great bobber rods.

Posted on: 7/10 12:53:00
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Re: Walleye bobber set up
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Joined:
12/24/2013
From Big Lake, MN
Posts: 225
Using painted ball jig heads or plain hooks? Still torn between the red hook or the tiger ball jig when jigging leaches.... Help?

Posted on: 7/11 14:27:29
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Re: Walleye bobber set up
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Joined:
11/16/2006
From Pine City, MN.
Posts: 311
Quote:

Beanne wrote:
Using painted ball jig heads or plain hooks? Still torn between the red hook or the tiger ball jig when jigging leaches.... Help?


gold #8 Tru-Turn hooks with a red GLASS bead
faceted is better but smooth works with a large leech

Posted on: 7/11 16:18:16
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