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Cbass123

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Are walleye line shy?
« on: Feb 10, 2017, 01:57 PM »
I'll be fishing for pike in a lake that has a good amount of walleye as well, and I have no experience with walleye.  Will they be scared off by a quick-strike rig or wire leaders? 

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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 10, 2017, 06:18 PM »
I would say yes, but thats just my opinion, my tips are set up for walleyes so I use a mono leader

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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 14, 2017, 09:54 AM »
80/20 I would say 80% of the time they are line shy. Jjigging for walleye I use a 2 foot floro line tied to my main line. When watching them om camera they would spook when they could see the braided line or a leader. The other 20% it doesn't matter, when they are aggressive they will bite. These times are usually first and last ice, before sun rise and just before sunset.

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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 16, 2017, 03:35 PM »
i know they can be at certain times or in body's of water that are clear. I really like fluoro carbon line(6-8lbs) because its almost invisible in water.
it's all fun and games till somebody looses a walleye!!

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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 17, 2017, 03:43 AM »
I've never fished for or caught a Walleye through the ice and want to give it a try and would like to know what weight line do you guys use for the main line and leaders? 

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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 17, 2017, 09:09 AM »
I'm beginning to think NO to being line shy..  ???

It was just about 3 weeks ago during the warm weather break I went Channel Cat fishing on the Susquehanna with Chez..  I picked up a nice 20" Walleye fishing off the river bottom.

Gear used:  Main line was 10 braid, heavy swivel, 2 oz. lead weight, leader was about 16" of 10lb. floro., tied to a #3/0 circle hook!  = 20" Walleye.  Go figure.... :)

 

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