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Rattle bait setups

  • Trevor Frost
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    Posts: 6
    #2161082

    Looking at fine tuning my rattle bait setup as it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite ways to catch walleyes through the ice
    What rod/line setup are you all using?
    Braid to fluoro with a barrel or straight fluoro?
    In the past I’ve ran a 28” medium with 8lb braid to 8lb leader
    My thoughts would be to go a longer rod and straight fluoro with the treble hooks

    Trevor Frost
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    Posts: 6
    #2161083

    Also not sold on the 40+ inch rods
    Spend a lot of time in the shack these days

    slipperybob
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    Lil'Can, MN
    Posts: 1288
    #2161087

    I have two Thorne Bros. Walleye Sweetheart custom baitcasting set up in 32″ of Medium and Medium Heavy power. Running 6# mono.

    Just this past year I acquired two Shimano Curado BFS reels and those have braids set up on them. Those are on my Thorne Bros. Perch and Panfish Sweetheart customs 32″ for all around fishing in the shack.

    John Rasmussen
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    Blaine
    Posts: 2064
    #2161104

    If were talking about spoons that rattle, I don’t do anything different than a normal spoon.

    Trevor Frost
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    Posts: 6
    #2161248

    No
    Rattle baits as in lipless cranks
    Rippin rap for example

    John Rasmussen
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    Blaine
    Posts: 2064
    #2161269

    Ahh, I run mostly mono on all my ice fishing stuff. Just use a slightly stiffer rod for those all though I have no confidence in them honestly so do not run them often.

    whytie
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    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    Posts: 78
    #2162033

    Rattle baits are my bread and butter on the ice.
    I’m running 10lb braid as a main line with an 8 or 12lb 36″-48″ floro tied direct with a uni to uni knot. I’m not worried about line twist as I’m always jigging/ripping the lure. Rod size in the shack I’m using the longest on possible 38″-36″ medium graphite. long rod since it’s less work to jig and helps fighting the fish better, graphite for the feel when they tap it on the free fall down.
    The live target golden shiners are my go to bait since it falls off to the side like a wounded minnow, Other lipless baits I’ve used don’t have any action on the fall.
    If anyone knows of any other lipless cranks that have a good falling action please let me know. I had some golden shiners custom painted just for more color options.

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