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Jason Mitchell 30" Walley rod??

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What do you think of using this rod for lakers when I'm going to be fishing in Canada with a good possibility of getting into a 12+ lb laker. My only worries are either breaking it on the hookset or not getting a hard enough set into the fish, but once the hook is in I think I'm gonna be in for some pretty fun battles.

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I have a 30" Jason Mitchell and was just thinking the other day about using it as a laker rod with my smaller presentations. I wouldn't go over 1/4 oz lure weight or 8 lb test. According to your other post that would be in your ball park. Having said that your not going to break the rod with that lb test and a correct hook set. Will it handle a 12 lb laker, sure but you'll have drag ripping off the spool. I can't wait!

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Yeah that was pretty much my plan. I have a 42" Genz Stix that I'll use with my heavier baits like tube jigs, air plane jigs, chubby darter, etc. I'll use the jason mitchell for smaller baits like smaller jiggin shads, buckshot spoons, angle eyes, etc.

Yeah that would be awesome to hook into something like a 15 lb monster on that rod, boy would that be fun. Good chance of that happening too, a fist time fisherman caught a 17 lber last year out of the area I'll be fishing.

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How do you guys like this rod for walleyes and crappies? I just picked one up at GM on sale and haven't had a chance to try it yet.

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Randy, I think your going to like it. Light, sensitive, and good backbone. The guide size is a plus if you fish outside in freezing temps and bobber stops run through them without getting hung up.

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