Bass Pro Shops has a new line counter reel called the Gold Cup. It is based on the Daiwa Sealine reel bodies/gears. It’s very durable, has a good drag, a bait clicker … basically all the features you’d need in a good trolling reel. The best thing is that you can buy them with a Walleye Angler Trolling Rod and the combo price is $79.98 (normally 119.98 if purchased separately). Any of the rods (8, 7 ½ and 8 ½ foot models) will work fine, but for salmon and walleye use I’d probably go with the 8’6″ rods. I know their tough enough because we have caught lots of steelhead while fishing for walleyes in the Great Lakes.
- What water temperature is best for catching walleyes, and what tactics work at those temps?
- So what’s the scoop on holographic colors for spinner blades?