One of my favorite fish species to target through the ice and during open water season is Walleye. One of my favorite presentations to catch them is casting crankbaits around open-water weeds where Walleye move in to feed aggressively on smaller fish.
The new Duckett Walleye series rods offer two medium–action spinning rod models that were produced specifically for this task. They come in a 6′ 8″ & 7′ model. Both have sensitive/soft tips for the first 18″ and then a solid backbone down to the grip. The sensitive tip gives anglers that split-second advantage for a Walleye to close his mouth on the crankbait and as the hook is set, the strong, stiffer shaft of the rod sets the hook past the barb. You can view the full Duckett Walleye series rods by going to their website, https://www.duckettfishing.com/walleye-series .
The OG series was developed in the garage of top bass tournament professional Ott Defoe. The OG Rocco 5 is buoyant, has a round shape balsa body with a square circuit board lip. It casts like a bullet and produces a medium rolling action. As a bonus it deflects off cover and backs out of tricky tight spots on the bottom.
Italo Labignan YouTube channel video, join Italo as he, his wife Barb and friend Peter Yeung tie into a surprise trophy Pike while casting crankbaits for Walleye with the Duckett series of fishing gear.