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Lindy rig speed?

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I am starting to get into walleye fishing. one question i have is. how fast should you troll drift or reel a lindy rig?

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If you think your going to slow then you are just right. I try to keep my lindy's at under .8MPH and closer to .5 if I can. If I can't get slower than that with two drift socks out then I switch to spinners and fish for more agressive fish.

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In rocky water it helps to go slow enough to allow your line to go almost straight down, or you will get a lot of snags.

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as slow as u can,and keep your line vertical ,add more weight as needed and always feel the bottom and keep weight a couple inches up.

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If you think your going to slow then you are just right. I try to keep my lindy's at under .8MPH and closer to .5 if I can. If I can't get slower than that with two drift socks out then I switch to spinners and fish for more agressive fish.

This is pretty much what I do. Might pull out cranks if I can't get that slow as well. Keeping them verticle is the key to my riggin'.

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Do whatever the fish want. I start out slow and slowly speed up if I get more hits I stay at that speed, if I don't then I go back down in speed. I let the fish decide at what speed I troll/drift.

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Iceman nailed it. I usually rig .2-.5mph, anything over .8 I consider bouncing and usually use a pencil weight or 3 way.

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You have to be versatile, I tie about 30 different lindy rigs with different color hooks, colored beads, and line weight,(4-10lb mono,(4-6lb fireline). I tie all at 6ft length being that's the most common length I use, you can always shorten up if needed.

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one more thing is the time of the yr

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a pretty well known guide and pro angler over on mille lacs yrs ago told me that time of yr when u think you are going slow

slow down one other thing he said was dont be afraid to go to crappie minnows.. as the water warms u can pick it up a bit

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Ditto to the slow and try to keep your line as vertical as possible.

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It also depends on how deep you are fishing! If your fishing in 5 feet of water those fish are up shallow and feeding get the line out and away from the boat, YOu can troll faster on those fish because they will be more active. If you fishing deeper water 25 to 35? I like to be more vertical and move slower. Good Luck.

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as slow as you can unless it in a spining rig than you have to speed it up alittle bit.

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There is no magic speed, to many variables dictate it. Look at this way--faster than anchored, slower than 5 mph, good luck

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we always back troll in the first few weeks of the season and do really good with them speed is about 1.5 mph

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There is no magic speed, to many variables dictate it. Look at this way--faster than anchored, slower than 5 mph, good luck

I agree. If I decide to use them I start as slow as I can get the spinner to work and increase from there. As speed increases so too does my sinker. Need to keep it near the bottom.

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If you are asking about spinnerless bait rigs, I try to go as slow as possible but still cover a little ground.

The real key is to keep your sinker bumpimg bottom at all times. As mentioned, increased speed or depth = increased weight.

Hookset timing is critical! Sometimes you have to set the hook as soon as you feel the bite if the fish are aggressive. If they are lightbiting, release slack line as soon as you feel anything, wait a few seconds, slowly lift your rod to tighten the line and then set the hook as soon as you feel some weight.

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Speed always varies day to day, depth to depth. Speed also goes with depth and weight. No more then 60 degree angle in water 40ft or deeper. 7ft less, 75 to 90 ft of line out.

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I like to keep my line at a 45-degree angle with as little amount of weight as possible.

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Don't forget that the more waves the closer you can keep your bait to the boat without fear of spooking fish, if the water is calm I keep the line out farther from the boat. I seem to keep reaction strikes when I speed the bait up and then let it rest too.

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