When I think worm harness, I think of setting up a drift with harnesses upwind on bouncers when deep or with splitshot when shallow, while I jig downwind. I've never given much thought to actually trolling with them. All of my (limited) walleye trolling so far has been with sticks/cranks, and I've had some success when none of my drift tactics are working - or when the wind doesn't want to cooperate.
What I'd like to know, is if trolling with worm harnesses is something that folks do with any regularity and success.
I've only been chasing old marble-eyes for a few years and am still a novice. I used to chase those green carp (the bass guys call them largemouth), and I've decided that they don't offer anywhere near the challenge that walleye do.
Anyhow, I'm still learning and have some questions that I'm hoping some of you more experienced guys can answer, just to get me pointed in the right direction with trolling harnesses. I'm not looking for your fishing spots, favorite color patterns, or any of the things that folks like to keep to themselves, rather just things to think about and things to try under different conditions when my favorite programs aren't cutting it.
First - do folks actually troll harnesses?
If you do, how do you rig them? (riggers, planers, copper, LC, bouncers, snap weights, etc)?
Combinations of above (e.g. copper with in-line planers)
which is better for powered trolling: Colorado or Indiana style blades... or it doesn't matter? (I don't have any willow leaf)
What kind of speeds can they handle, or rather, do they perform well at?
Any help is much appreciated. if you feel the need, I'll even allow you to call me Grasshopper as you teach me about such things