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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Walleye Harness Question

Had a customer as me to make them a spinner with a single hook for walleye...I don't really have the means to fish walleye, so I am wondering your thoughts on this. From my research, they do make harnesses with wire, though various lines are more typical of course. I only had streamer hooks available now, but I'd put a more appropriate wide gap hook on in the future.

Is this a reasonable harness?

walleye harness 1 (1 of 1) by Jason Weller, on Flickr
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Good looking spinner.

My only concern would be the weight the wire adds. May have issues keeping it from dragging bottom at walleye trolling speeds. If it were for use on Erie, no worries. But if it is to be backtrolled off a bottom-bouncer, it may be a snag magnet.


We build ours on 20 or 30 lb. mono and put a styro bead or two on them to aid in flotation......keep it up off the bottom. You'll avoid more snags at low speed, plus walleyes tend to feed "up" rather than "down". Lighter right stays above the fish rather than below them.

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P.S. We also do use a hook with more gap and offset, as you alluded to. 'Eyes generally tend to hook themselves pretty often that way.

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Thank you, I appreciate the information!

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Quite welcome !!

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