August 01, 2013
Lead Core Walleyes Demystified
Walleyes
Once confined to the salmon hunter's bag of tricks, lead-core line is now commonplace in the rod lockers of walleye anglers across the country. Its efficiency at putting baits into deep, hard-to-reach strike zones has been proven countless times on pro walleye tournament leaderboards. And contrary to popular opinion, lead core fishing is a simple fish-catching system.

Rather than relying on the color segments to determine crankbait-running depth, North Dakota walleye guide, Jason Feldner encourages anglers to use a line-counter reel and experiment with various lengths of line attached to their favorite crankbaits.

Once you touch bottom simply reel in a bit. Then, as you become more comfortable you'll be able to gauge effective trolling depths by increasing or decreasing boat speed.

The investment? An inexpensive yet reliable long, soft-tipped rod like an Ugly Stik, a line-counter reel, spool of lead-core line, mono or fluoro leader material and a few classic walleye cranks.

Give Jason's tips a try next time your out on your favorite walleye waters, and we have no doubt you'll catch more fish.
'Eye Factory Devils Lake is a dynamite walleye destination.
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