BISMARCK, N.D. - Some fishing line may look the same but it does not always perform the same way.
Johnnie Candle has an example for us, in this weeks Pro's Pointer.
Johnny Candle, MWC World Walleye Champion & N.D. Fishing Hall of Fame:
"This past week, I received an email asking me which leader material I use when fishing for walleye. After a little bit of correspondence and asking a few questions I dug deeper into the root of the issue and the gentleman was asking what should I use to pull live bait rigs for walleye.
His friends were using monofilament he was using fluorocarbon and he was being out fished consistently well there is a good reason for that. Fluorocarbon line is very very dense and it sinks most live bait is not strong enough to swim harder than the weight of the fluorocarbon meaning your live bait typically will be dragging on the ground.
Fluorocarbon is a great option for using bottom bouncers and spinners or maybe putting a leader in front of a jig or a jigging wrap. Monofilament on the other hand floats until it absorbs water where it becomes neutrally buoyant and your live bait is able to stay above the bottom and in the strike zone. although these two lines look nearly identical we all know things are never as they appear. I'm Johnnie Candle and that's this week's Pro's Pointer.
Next Week, Johnnie gets to the "point", he's talking about sharp hooks.