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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.
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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: Nov 02, 2017, 11:44 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?

I run 80lb Power Pro for my main line, then a ball bearing swivel with 10 lb Seagur Fluro leaders. I'll add either a glow bead or brass bead (or both) above a red #10 or #12 treble. Split shot to weight, depending on the size of my bait.

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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 02, 2017, 11:56 AM »
I don't believe walleye are line shy, I throw high vis line open water, tie direct. I've had a few days were the fish are off and maybe light line/ floro makes a difference and go to live bait. That being said in the winter I still use high vis line but run a floro leader. Mostly how tuff the line is. I run braid for heavy rap and spoons and mono for everything else. Eight to ten pound test for both lines. Floro also stays straighter than mono on a slack line on a drop reducing tangles from treble hooks.
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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 02, 2017, 02:39 PM »
I think they are line shy on a dead stick, on a jigging rod no, thats a reaction bite. All of my tip ups i run a quick strike with 20lb flouro, its stiff and pike have a hard time slicing it up in my experience.

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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 02, 2017, 02:43 PM »
I don't believe my experience provides a definitive answer but in my experience it doesnt matter. I cought my largest tip up walleye on a black Steele leader loaded with fluorescent beads and blades intended for pike on clear water you could see 25ft.

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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 15, 2017, 04:57 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?

I use "crossover" tackle a lot. Standard rig for walleye in pike water is a single #10 treble (short shank, 3x strong, black nickle) on the end of 18 - 20# stranded, uncoated (think thin and flexible) wire. I'll be experimenting with some 13# 7 x 7 strand this year and I think it may become my standard for these kinds of rigs. My biggest toothy (happened to be a musky) on that 20# wire was a 44"er.

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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 15, 2017, 05:49 PM »
I fish 3 different bodies of water 2 stained and 1 gin clear and find them not to be line shy , I do use a barrel swivel and a leader just for line twist
Soft water jigging itís high viz power pro with a leader , and trolling straight fire line and shore casting high viz and leader , no need for steel leader for eyes , just my .02
     

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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 15, 2017, 07:41 PM »
I fish 3 different bodies of water 2 stained and 1 gin clear and find them not to be line shy , I do use a barrel swivel and a leader just for line twist
Soft water jigging itís high viz power pro with a leader , and trolling straight fire line and shore casting high viz and leader , no need for steel leader for eyes , just my .02

To clarify: He's targeting pike looking for bonus walleye, not the other way around.
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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 17, 2017, 04:40 AM »
To clarify: He's targeting pike looking for bonus walleye, not the other way around.
Sorry , I was just trying to stay on topic (are walleyes line shy)
     

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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #13 on: Nov 17, 2017, 01:12 PM »
I believe walleyes can be line shy.  Spring fishing i use fluorocarbon 6# test and my buddy using 10# mono right next to me using the same lures wasnít catching a thing.  I caught fish after fish while he watched.  Told him his line might be to heavy, he went to a lighter line and caught fish. So yes eyes can be line shy
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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 17, 2017, 03:15 PM »
Chute curious what type of fishing jigging , casting  etc
     

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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #15 on: Nov 17, 2017, 03:26 PM »
Caught 1,000's on a 50 pound leader off the wall in port huron.. so I would say no their not line shy..

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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #16 on: Nov 17, 2017, 05:19 PM »
Chute curious what type of fishing jigging , casting  etc

Jigging and fishing creek chubs off bottom..
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Re: Are walleye line shy?
« Reply #17 on: Nov 18, 2017, 07:40 PM »
OK, I already said it somewhere else but I'll say it again: Tailor your terminal setup to your primary presentation and take the rest as a bonus.
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