Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Fred_Bear

Jason Mitchell 30" Walley rod??

5 posts in this topic

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I can not think of any lake in the Ely are that would have 5" of ice. Even the beaver ponds in the Tower area barely have ice on them! Cliff
    • BD110
      Took a ride around to look at a few lakes today in the Duluth area today.  Needless to say I did not like what I found.  Mostly open water is what I came across.  Any thin ice I found will not be able to hold up to any kind of wind or heavy snow fall.  Come on colder temps...   As always, Take care, Tom (BD110)
    • GeluNumber1
      Someone is already fishing on 5 inches in Ely. Look up rough fish on google, then go to the first result, then go to "recent forum topics". Neat stuff.
    • Mitch K
      I took my last casts of the year today on the Cannon River, just below the dam at Alexander Park. Now I'm waiting on ice, fingers crossed for Dec 17th as it's a long weekend for me.
    • eyeguy 54
      hurry up ice!