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fishon68

When to set the hook ????

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Last winter when bobber fishing for walleyes they would take it down slow, maybe 3 or 4 inches then stop and stay there sometimes for 30-40 seconds then take down some more and maybe stop again, then run with it, at that time i set the hook but i missed probably 1/2 the time, other times i would set the hook as soon as it went down and missed more often than not, whats the best way, usually fishing with a shiner.

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I set the hook when its down the hole and out of site. I like to have a ballhead jig with the minnow hooked thru the lips. I have a couple of question for you and that is how far off the bottom ? Where do you hook your minnow ? Plain hook or a jig ? To me it all makes a difference as to when I will set the hook. You could always use a circle hook and give him a minute or 2.

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I dont normally use a bobber, but when I do, If the bobber is down, I will se the hook. The longer you wait, the longer they have to realize there is something wrong.. AND, the better chance of a gut hook.

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I wait till the bobber is down. Lift slowly on the rod and see if you feel them. When you feel a tap, set the hook but don't set it like you are shark fishing.

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When the hook is in the fishes mouth. grin Actually I usually try to hit when on the way down. If the bobber stops or starts to move up I wait until it is going down again before setting the hook.

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