I have been asked a few times by anglers on whether I use slip bobbers for walleye. The answer is absolutely yes! I use them mainly for shallow water walleye when I am focused on pencil reeds, cabbage or even trying to fish the wood. Watching that bobber go down and then setting the hook is the ultimate rush when fishing. I have included pics of a setup I use for shallow walleye. Now this setup can be used to target suspended walleye in a river on a drift or working an area in a bay or lake. Sometimes you have to keep moving your bobber stop to get the right depth but it wont take you long to figure it out,
The gear I am using for this rig is a 7' ML Streamside Predator rod, Emery Shotgun 10 reel with 9 ball bearings spooled with 6 lb Berkley Fuzed Crystal Fireline, bobber stop, Northland Lite bite bobber, #5 Northland Holographic red bead, Compaq Barrel swivel, 10 lb Northland Bionic Flurocarbon lead and 1/8 oz Metallic Chartreuse Eyeball jig. I always like to add a bead above the swivel so the bobber doesn't interfere with it. I usually tip it with a jumbo Leech, worm or sometimes a minnow. My go to is the big leech though. Just hook it through once so it can free swim when it hits the water.
If the walleye are there it wont take long for the bite to happen. Keep casting to areas until you trigger a big eye to take the bait. Wait a split second when the bobber disappears to set the hook. An early hook set will most likely cause a missed opportunity. If you need anymore information on this technique then drop me a message. I am always willing to share my ideas.