Walleye Fishing Setup For the New Fisherman.
When walleye Fishing I typically suggest a
medium action pole
in a 5’5” to 6’ length with a very fast and sensitive tip. The medium rod is a must for good solid hook sets in a walleye mouth. The fast and sensitive tip is necessary to feel the very light bites that walleye like to tease you with. More often than not walleye nibble extremely lightly on your fishing lure and are hard to detect with a less sensitive tip.
I prefer a super braid fishing lines like
SpiderWire Stealth. Braided Fishing Line
for walleye over monofilament or fluorocarbon lines. The reason for this is that I don’t use a leader when fishing and monofilament would not be abrasion resistant enough for this. I have much more luck without a leader than with one when I am fishing for walleye. I use a super braid with a 6 lb test diameter regardless of actual rated lb test. In the last few years
Berkley FireLine Crystal
has reliably landed some of the nicest walleye I have ever had on my line.
Any good quality
will get you fishing. I chose a reel that feels good and balanced on the rod I would like to use it with. Pick a rod and reel that is balanced well at the handle where you will be holding the rod all day. This prevents wrist fatigue after and during a great day of fishing.
Walleye Fishing for beginners can be frusterating, stick with it and you won't be disapointed. I have never met a person that hasn't hated Walleye fishing at the start but grown to love it once they have if "figured out", but, for me figuring it out is part of the fun. I think that any of you reading this will learn soon enough that its not just catching the fish that makes sport fishing worth while.
So get out there and catch some "eyes"