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KTroller

Spring Rainy River gear

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KTroller

Looking for recommendations on rod/reel/line combo suggestions for fishing walleye during the spring run. Want to be able to cover a few of the primary techniques.

Thanks,

KT

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KINGTROLLER

I suggest a 6-7ft. Jigging rod with 8-12 lb. braided line and and assorted jig sizes from 1/4 oz to 5/8 oz. Jigging is the standard tactic, but like most fishing trips. Timing and location are key. Some people troll crank baits too, but that can be tough to do with ALOT of boat traffic. Good luck!

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In addition to jigging we also trolled 3-ways with stick baits and casted plastics (BFishN Moxies and Pulse-R's) with good success. Of course last year a lot of things worked. If I had to take just 2 rods it would be trolling rig for the 3-ways and your favorite jigging rod for jigging and casting. Your personal preference on line, both braid and mono would work fine on the jigging rod. My 3-way rig had braid to the 3-way and 8# mono on the drop and to the stick bait. Wish I could make it back this Spring but it's not in the cards.

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