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Re: Great Lakes Walleye 101

Postby mibowhunter » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:16 pm

Ah, great! I misunderstood C&T's response I think... this will make my decision to buy a GPS a little easier. :)


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Re: Great Lakes Walleye 101

Postby C&T Archery » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:18 pm

Exactly. I was saying you want to use the GPS speed. Sorry if I made it that confusing! :)
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Re: Great Lakes Walleye 101

Postby Uncle Lou » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:54 am

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Re: Great Lakes Walleye 101

Postby Dewey » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:46 pm

I'm getting into trolling on inland lakes right now and this thread has been incredibly helpful. Been single line trolling while just holding the rod without boards and caught some nice walleyes already but figured I better get geared up better. Just bought some planer boards today and ordered some rod holders and trolling rod/reel combos with line counters from Cabela's.

Can't wait to apply what I learned here. Sure I will have some questions soon.

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Re: Great Lakes Walleye 101

Postby Singing Bridge » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:14 am

Dewey wrote:I'm getting into trolling on inland lakes right now and this thread has been incredibly helpful. Been single line trolling while just holding the rod without boards and caught some nice walleyes already but figured I better get geared up better. Just bought some planer boards today and ordered some rod holders and trolling rod/reel combos with line counters from Cabela's.

Can't wait to apply what I learned here. Sure I will have some questions soon.

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Great news Dewey!! As you can see, the Beast has some very experienced walleye fisherman on the site. Fire away with any questions or send a PM, you know we will do anything we can to help.

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Re: Great Lakes Walleye 101

Postby oldrank » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:47 am

good info... n good eats.

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Re: Great Lakes Walleye 101

Postby Dewey » Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:24 am

My first question is about rod holder location for trolling.

I bought a 4 pack of Cabela's Quickdraw rod holders that I will be flush mounting on the top rail around my boat.

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Wondering what would be the best locations to mount these for trolling? I was thinking 2 mounted on each side of the seats in the middle and 2 mounted on each side near the transom. My boat is a 16' 9" Alumacraft with side console. I am only doing 4 to start out since I don't see myself trolling more than that even with another person. We are allowed 3 lines each in WI.

Before I start drilling holes I figured best to get some input here so I don't make any mistakes.

Here is the layout of my boat. Feel free to copy and mark up the pic if that helps.

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Re: Great Lakes Walleye 101

Postby Bucky » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:10 am

Dewey,

I would do three per side right away... just get it all done at once.
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Re: Great Lakes Walleye 101

Postby Bowhunting Brian » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:18 am

I use my hand held gps for trolling too. They work great.

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Re: Great Lakes Walleye 101

Postby Bucky » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:19 am

New member to the family... the ultimate Great Lakes fishing boat

My dad is an official licensed charter captain on the bay... if anyone is interested, I will be 1st mate on some trophy musky trips this fall... I can definetly do a deal for HB members

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Re: Great Lakes Walleye 101

Postby BassBoysLLP » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:23 am

Bucky wrote:Dewey,

I would do three per side right away... just get it all done at once.


Agreed. I'd rather have three on each side than the transom lines. Easier line management.
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Re: Great Lakes Walleye 101

Postby BassBoysLLP » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:27 am

Bucky wrote:New member to the family... the ultimate Great Lakes fishing boat

My dad is an official licensed charter captain on the bay... if anyone is interested, I will be 1st mate on some trophy musky trips this fall... I can definetly do a deal for HB members

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Nice!!!! Your dad choose wisely. I always wanted a Ranger. Doubt I'll see one in the next 15 years with kids, student loans, :violin: and more land. :mrgreen:

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Re: Great Lakes Walleye 101

Postby Bucky » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:43 am

^ you and me both! Except no land for me either for another decade or so
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Re: Great Lakes Walleye 101

Postby Dewey » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:46 am

BassBoysLLP wrote:
Bucky wrote:Dewey,

I would do three per side right away... just get it all done at once.


Agreed. I'd rather have three on each side than the transom lines. Easier line management.

Just to be clear I didn't mean right on the transom, actually meant just ahead of it 1-2 feet.

I will probably add a few more later. Only have 4 ordered right now so I will just start with those. A good majority of my fishing is for musky so I prefer to cast for them. This set up is for occasional walleye fishing only.

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Re: Great Lakes Walleye 101

Postby Singing Bridge » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:59 am

Dewey I think the rod positions you selected are fine. Keep them away from the drivers seat and the seat next to it, remember that a long rod butt in the rodholder can stick quite a ways into the interior of the boat. You don't want the rod butt to interfere with swiveling your primary seats or accessing a primary cabinet on the interior.

When mounting the rodholders, make sure you have them well secured at the base. Trolling will oftentimes pull bolts or screws because of the tremendous and constant pressure that is applied to the rodholder. If they do pull out, you can always apply expansion bolts to remedy the problem, but depending on what type of material you are installing them into you need to keep that in mind.
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