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ive never bobber fished for walleyes before. how do you set your rod up for this? what do you use? Thanks!

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I use a medium action rod with 6 pound Cajun Line and a standard reel.

I use slip bobbers so you first put on the knot and then the bead and then the bobber and then 2 split shots about 12inches above the hook.

I usually use Fatheads/Shiners/leeches/crawlers. They all work!!

Good Luck,

Jordyn

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Slip-bobbering is the main way I catch walleyes on Lake Gogebic in the UP. I use a Gypsy Jig with a minnow, 8 lb. mono and a couple sinkers. Sinkers go 12-15 inches above the jig and the bobber stop goes at what ever depth you want the jig to sit. The order on the mono goes, bobber stop, bead, bobber, sinker then jig. It's a great way to catch fish over cribs, or structure and is a huge bonus in MI as you can use two lines.

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One tip when using a slip bobber setup is to reel up the slack before you set the hook. If you set the hook without feeling the fish, you will miss alot of fish.

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You can buy slip bobbering kits. They are around 25$ and it has direction in there for how to set you rod up.

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Bobbering walleyes is very effect way to put fish in the boat

I have spot up on the cutfoot that I cant tell you how many fish I;ve caught doing that over the yrs

Alot at nite to

Also if you have good anchors its good in big winds to

I Hve 2 good anchors in my boat both have a at least a 100 ft of rope on them

key is to find the fish on the structure drop a marker right in them get up wind drop your anchor and float back to the fish sometimes it takes a time or 2 i try to just use one anchor off the front if i can i use a water spike and sometimes it takes a bit to get it to hold i try to go up away from the marker pretty good distance thats why i have atleast 100 ft of rope then by time you are back to the marker the boat will have a pretty good swing to it so you can cover a pretty good distance and area til you find the fish i try it for 15-20 mins if i dont get a bite i'll maybe put the rope to one side or the other it will move you over try that a bit if no bites maybe let out another 10-20ft of rope that way you are covering a pretty good sized area

As far as stucture I have found that points and or the shallowest part of the area you are fishing will be the best in big winds and evening and after dark

i think its a fun way to fish

this is one presentation where it would be nice if they change the law to 2 lines

As jordyn said just a bobber and a split shot in a good chop

i'll maybe use a small jig but most of the time i use plain hooks

times will dictate weather its minow leeches etc

i think the main thing is use very lively bait

JORDYN what happen to your post bout church

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all good advise. When fishin with minnows I hook it through the back/tail, leeches by the sucker, worms i thread on the hook. get a longer rod 6'6 to 7' is what I use. Lets you get it out farther. bobber fishing is one of my favorites. It takes a little touch and practice to get your hook set down but its a lot of fun. good luck

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I run a 7' ML shimano compre with 6lb mono for bobber fishing. I will mainly use slip bobbers when the eyes are shallow, in weeds, or if I'm fishing over really snaggy rock structures.

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I like slip bobbers on weedlines. I'll often go over the weedline and toss a black marker right on the edge and then back off and anchor. A great way to intercept walleyes cruising the edge. I've had great luck on a #6 red gamagatzu with a red bead on top with minnows and leeches.

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I like to bobber fish when there is not enough wind to drift troll. A exellent way to night fish with a lighted bobber.

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