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What Pound Line for Walleye Fishing?

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My buddies and I are making our first trip to LOTW, what pound line do you guys recommend?

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John: There are probably as many opinions on this subject as there are types of line at the tackle shop.

I use nothing less than 8# on LOW. I use two kinds and have had good luck with both. Stren Lo Viz and Berkley Fire Line. To be real honest with the murkiness of the water on this lake I don't think 8# is overkill. I just want to be able to set the line in 30' of water and not have it break off.

Crappie or sunnies in clear lakes would be a totally different story with 4# and 2# not out of the question. Hope this helps. Good luck, and hang on. Enjoy your trip to LOW. /bill

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I use 5 pound P-line Floroclear on my jigging rods. I have caught several eyes between 6 lbs and 9 lbs with the stuff and havent had it break yet.

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I really enjoy 1lb diameter 8lb test power pro sensitivity and muscle, just set your drag properly with a no stretch florocarbon. later boar

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I use 8# or 10# break strength Power Pro or Fireline with a 2', 6# to 8# mono leader.
Use srtaight mono in 8# to 10# test if you will be fishing without a house. The braids ice up bad in cold weather if used outdoors.
Good Fishing!
Cliff

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Two rods nothing but 6 pound vanish.

Two rods 5 pound P-Line Floroclear Floroice. Which I think is the best line period.

One rod 6 pound fire line with 4 foot leader of 6 pound vanish.

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I like 6 pound test Vanish or Micro Ice up on LOW for jigging spoons and swimmin raps. I also rig a rod with 4 pound test and a plain hook too. 8 pound test Fireline is on another rod as well. 6 pound test seems to work the best for me though.

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Matt Johnson

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I like 8/1 lb test powerpro! Works great and has no stretch or memory. It gets my vote.

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i usd both the prower pro and fire line. the power pro is my favorite. tip them with 6 lbs mono, about 3-5 feet long.set your drag, very important. once caught a 9 lb trout on 4 lbs line. thanks to the drag, the line didnt break.

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I've got 4 lb Vanish for my jiggen rod and 6 lb regular stren on my bobber rod. (Too lazy to change the line over)

Also, 4 lb Vanish for a leader on my tip-up.

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John, I use 6 lb Vanish on my walleye rods for myself and 8 lb for my guide clients. LOW is pretty similar to Mille Lacs in the fact you have a good chance to get some nice fish and a trophy pike. I don't recommend going any less than 6 up there.

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for walleyes anywere and any depths i only use firline micro ice 6lb test it has the diameter of like 2lb test.....so when you set the hook in thirty feet of water you dont have to worry about your line strethching.....it all i ever use for every fish.....especially on red lake for those slab crappies its so much more sensative than monofilament....you dont miss those light bites...
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Lots of different ideas on this. For the past three winters, I have settled in on either 4# XL or Rapala Finess lines with a 4# flourocarbon leader of about 36" tied on. Guess I've been lucky-haven't had a break off yet but the drag is always set light.....I also have one rod with 4# Fireline on it also with a flouro leader. I use that in deeper water. I like the Fireline (which has been on that spool for 4 years) because it doesn't seem to absorb water like Spider does and seems to have zero memory. I use the mono lines because I actually like a little line stretch. I think it's fun to hit the roof of my portable on the hookset! That's a combination of pure excitement, line stretch and loose drag........T

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For ice fishing I only use 4# with it sitting so still or just jigging the fish has way too much time to look at the bait and see the line, at least that is my thinking.

Anytime that I have broke off a fish has been impatence on my part and putting too much pressure on the fish.

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Truthfully, I use 4lb microice on most lakes however Don't be affraid of 6lb on LOW. I've pulled 8-9 pounders through the ice on four lb. It takes a little finesse when fighting the bigger ones but you'll catch more fish. A jigging rod I do step up to six lb but no higher.

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Like everyone else has said....you can't go wrong with 4-6lb Micro Ice.

Good Luck

Hope you bag a big eye
Walleye #1

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I like to use 8/1 lb test powerpro line.
It was good strong power with very little water resistance.

OOps I guess I already said that. LOL blush.gif
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