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Offline mt.redneck

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Which fights harder
« on: Mar 09, 2020, 02:35 PM »
Question for you guys in the walleye mecca that is Minnesota. Got into a debate with a die hard walleye guy about whether trout or walleye fight harder if they were similar in size, like a 3 pount rainbow vs a 3 pound walleye. was curious what you guys think.
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Re: Which fights harder
« Reply #1 on: Mar 09, 2020, 04:03 PM »
I have never caught a Rainbow in winter, but in summer I would go with the trout. Some Walleye can be plenty feisty though.
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

Offline mt.redneck

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Re: Which fights harder
« Reply #2 on: Mar 09, 2020, 04:38 PM »
I have never caught a Rainbow in winter, but in summer I would go with the trout. Some Walleye can be plenty feisty though.

Thanks for the info. I have only caught a handfull of walleyes and they have all been like fighting a stick including one in the 5-8 pound range. Only have had a couple 18 inch walleyes fight much
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Offline Wyowalleye

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Re: Which fights harder
« Reply #3 on: Mar 09, 2020, 10:49 PM »
They have a different fighting style. Walleyes generally stay down deep and thump the rod. They are hard to get up.  A rainbow takes more runs, goes in all directions, and is much more active.  Trout are also harder to get up the hole and way harder to grab. That being said, i would rather catch walleyes, but I live in trout country and enjoy chasing rainbows too 

Offline HWeber

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Re: Which fights harder
« Reply #4 on: Mar 10, 2020, 12:08 AM »
Trout. Walleye fighting like a stick is a pretty good description

Offline Doeslayer

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Re: Which fights harder
« Reply #5 on: Mar 10, 2020, 05:25 AM »
Trout hands down.... A 3 lb bow will scream drag... Go airborne and run like mad.... A 3 lb walleye just shakes his head



Kinda like fighting a lively boot
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Offline DR.SPECKLER

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Re: Which fights harder
« Reply #6 on: Mar 10, 2020, 06:18 AM »
Trout for sure.walleye dont fight that good.most times they open their mouth and act paralyzed while reeling them in.

Offline dsupercat

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Re: Which fights harder
« Reply #7 on: Mar 10, 2020, 06:40 AM »
Hands down trout clear winner

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Re: Which fights harder
« Reply #8 on: Mar 10, 2020, 07:41 AM »
 We have big eyes here 10 +#s , trout put up a much better fight with out question
 

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Re: Which fights harder
« Reply #9 on: Mar 10, 2020, 09:07 AM »
You dont fish walleye for the fight... You fish em cuz they are delicious lol
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Re: Which fights harder
« Reply #10 on: Mar 10, 2020, 09:09 AM »
trout by far.
real fishermen don't ask where you caught them.

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Offline Doeslayer

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Re: Which fights harder
« Reply #11 on: Mar 10, 2020, 09:17 AM »
To be fair... A walleye caught in summertime puts up a better fight than this time of year... But they dont bully run they open their mouth and shake their head like a pitbull.... One of the reasons they spit the hook so efficiently... There arent many fish in north america that have as prolific of a fight as a rainbow of the same size.... A 5 lb rainbow will fight as hard or harder than any other 5 lb fish you are gonna catch.... Next best fight to a trout id say maybe a smallmouth...
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Offline mt.redneck

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Re: Which fights harder
« Reply #12 on: Mar 10, 2020, 12:29 PM »
Thanks for the insite guys. The first comment i had made was walleyes won the pole for their taste but rainbows would win in fighting power, which caused the few walleye unlimited guys in the group to laugh and go a little crazy  :P
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Re: Which fights harder
« Reply #13 on: Mar 25, 2020, 08:55 AM »
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Offline zwiggles

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Re: Which fights harder
« Reply #14 on: Mar 25, 2020, 09:07 AM »
To be fair... A walleye caught in summertime puts up a better fight than this time of year... But they dont bully run they open their mouth and shake their head like a pitbull.... One of the reasons they spit the hook so efficiently... There arent many fish in north america that have as prolific of a fight as a rainbow of the same size.... A 5 lb rainbow will fight as hard or harder than any other 5 lb fish you are gonna catch.... Next best fight to a trout id say maybe a smallmouth...

I have yet to encounter a harder fighting fish than a river run smallmouth.


For the OP, trout all day.

Offline Doeslayer

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Re: Which fights harder
« Reply #15 on: Mar 25, 2020, 06:15 PM »
I have yet to encounter a harder fighting fish than a river run smallmouth.


For the OP, trout all day.
boy if you could grow a smallie 20lbs like a trout.... Dunno if you could land a fish like that... What a ride it would be
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