I use light tackle and drift fish for the walleye. NO TROLLING. If you want the boat to catch the fish using heavy tackle that completely outmatches the fish and requires no sporting ability other than sitting there waiting your turn, DON'T CALL ME!! I offer the experience of baiting your lure, casting, hooking, and landing the fish using light tackle and your own ABLITY to do so. You will experience much greater satisfaction and sense of accomplishment when you do all the work to fill the cooler. 5'6 to 6'0 ft rods, spinning reels [bait casting is fine if you know how to cast one consistantly], and 6 to 8lb test line[mono or braid] is sufficient. There are techniques to working the lures, but I'll show you how and you will become PROFICIENT!