Help w walleye

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  1. J Sibert

    J Sibert

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    I’m sure it’s been talked about a million times but could someone sketch or show me a pic of a walleye trolling set up. I’m old and tired - work w me.

    What I have - two poles w counters. I have two pole holders that I can angle outward. No planer boards or dipsies.

    Was thinking weight and lure but not sure what style of weight, where and how to attach to line. How much line to let out etc

    Feel free to hit me up on messenger and maybe talk on phone. I have tomorrow off and was going to try it. I have an open seat or would be willing to go out w someone to learn.

    I would be going out of ssp

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. gatorman841

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    No weight just buy some bandits or ddhjs and get yourself a couple planer boards.
     
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    So - put the lure on - then how much line between board and lure?
     
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    That depends on where the fish are in the water column , let your graph tell you that. Could be 17’ or 117’ no set length all depends on where fish are and how they feeding.
     
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    thats a good starting point

    I would at least get dive chart of the lures you are using to give you a general idea of how far back vs depth
     
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    From the dive charts I'd start out running one bait right above and one below the fish marks to start. Then adjust accordingly to find active fish.

    Marty
     
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    And if I can’t get planer boards by tomorrow I can run them w out right? Wondering if Jeff sells them? Are they all about the same?
     
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    you can run without. If you do that do some S turns to get them away from the boat

    I would guess he would have them very common item

    there are some differences in them but they all work
     
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    Are your reels spooled up with mono or braid? Only reason I ask is that braid can be a little more tricky when you clip your line (braid) to the board. Nothing to complicated but just another detail to be
    aware of.

    Marty
     
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    I hope mono for his sake lol

    braid is better but for a rookie mono is a lot easier
     
  11. Spartazoo

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    I typically start my planer boards at 30, 50, and 70 back and go from there.


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    Mono
     
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    You can run up to 3 lines without boards. Beyond that it can get a bit tough. As far as board choices go, most guys run either Off-shore's or Church's. I run Off-shores, with tattle-flag kits, but you don't need tattle-flags for cranks.

    If you buy the Off-shores, make sure you have an orange or black release on the front and a red release on the back. That will allow you to pop the front release off when a fish hits, and the back one stays on so you don't lose the board. After setting the board, leave the clicker on and set your drag just tight enough so that the board won't pull out line. That way, when a fish hits, you will hear the drag letting out line. Tighten the drag, pop the front release with a quick pull and slowly reel in the fish. When you get to the board, remove it, and fight the fish the rest of the way. I usually lighten the drag after removing the board, as you need it pretty tight when you are pulling in the board, and that can lead to lost fish if they surge at the boat.
     
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    So let 30’ out and clip a board, 50’ board etc in your suggestion right?
     
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    Any favorite colors or must haves re bandits and ddh?