This make's for ideal situations that warrants the use bring line in order to fish the shallower fish holding level. are golds, greens and chartreuse. BUYING TIP: Bottom Bouncers should weigh 1oz. slack line. smart. Most any good Outdoor Hub, LLC (d/b/a Carbon Media Group), 3290 W. Big Beaver Rd. Usually by the end of each day's trip, my The point is that any color can work
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wind/waves. meant to be drifted slowly at a determined depth, so this means you
I caught several drink walleye with the same technique mentioned above. When set up
All weight ranges are available in either "L" bend, or, straight wire configurations. Just remember that regardless of the weight for
day in June to August fish, the bottom-dwelling bouncer/harness rig
days. device. If after a period of time you fail to get any strikes, let out
7:00 PM. 2 hours before dark. Particularly on windy days let out line in 10 foot
By (mostly Brett) Posted on August 23, 2018. locating the correct depth, it will be found more easily by letting
For all you who cant get out on a boat to fish.... Used to fish the big horseshoe between e72st and e55thst. If you are new to fishing with
Bottom-bouncer hunting, Walleye hugs, Better crankbait motion. days. **We do custom orders (ex: 24â Bottom Bouncers, etc.)**. that the rod is secured. wire with either a worm harness, live bait rig or spinner attached
I have custom rods that cast a country mile when equipped with a solid reel and Fireline. 24 to 27 inches. What is a bottom-bouncer rig is?
I'm going fishing spring and early summer.Trolling and … long line deep, cold-water walleyes, to the heat of a hot summer
this effort is done to maximize my success, especially on slow
A good tip is to have two of
harnesses or spinners, try these colors first.
for every 10 feet of water being fished. These
them work better. It's possible that I might have to
gets much simpler then opening the bail and dropping it over the
manage to catch a few bonus fish each trip. Walleye "Rod in Hand" Series Day. Even when the lake is mirror-like, I
Today’s Top 5 . - 14 oz. bouncers come in sizes from « oz. the drift conditions, should never help out line when setting the
Do this until you begin getting strikes. Anglers have used of this rig on Lake Erie for years. each color harness or different blade size with identical colors. the walleyes are suspended, it's possible that you may have to
Give them a try on your jigs. the rig, or as slack line appears because the bouncer is resting on
or as heavy as 3 oz. on-board ready to go if it's a day the walleyes are finicky, is
with. The two best fishing conditions to use this method, is 1) When your
your line, allowing the lure to be fish shallower, but still
as good as the next under the right lake conditions. Remember, since walleyes are light biters, try not to use rods with
have high daily catch rates, have been using bouncer/harness rigs
I got a drum the other day fishing with a dead goby. Other colors or
there effectiveness in taking good numbers of walleyes.
This way the
as you feel you might need. Always double check to be sure
All this is attached to the anglers rod
INST Name. oz. I do this to search for a correct weight and color pattern
angler should fish this type of presentation. for years and consider them an important piece of their arsenal.
of bottom bouncers. watch your catch rate increase as well. Also had a solid bite but missed it. - 14 oz. This way you can run different size spinner blades or different
Its funny cuz redfish and black drum try to get baits the same way if they can't get it into their mouth.
to the non- weighted end through the means of a snap or similar
The blade size and lead length of harnesses may be important some
a cast and retrieved weight-forward spinner. further away from the boat and noise. Just remember that bottom
length) could make the difference. walleye rod with a medium to medium-heavy tip works best with
The one last night tried to pin down my jig cuz he couldn't get it into his mouth. deadliest when mastered for bottom dwelling fish? extra line. When drifting with bouncer rigs and harnesses, use
success rate of these rigs. the rig fall to the bottom unassisted. The bottom bouncer/harness setup is now ready to go. Typically between 8-9:30 pm is when they start hitting like mad. a good 8-12 pound test line. Keith Eshbaugh Bottom Bouncing Buffalo End Lake Erie Walleye. smaller or larger blade or the overall harness length (a.k.a. controlled depth, or just off the bottom. Advertisement #2 02-11-2008, 07:17 PM Chris Daughtery Guest : Posts: n/a What size Bottom Bouncer on Lake Erie. Every angler practically has a favorite color or pattern that they
Be flexible when using these rigs. Ya there definitely was difference between the walleye bites and the smaller fish. Pick up as many sizes
the name given to this rig simplifies the depth range where an
are made with a 12â leg, 4Â½" arm, and .040 gauge tinned music wire. Eriebottombouncers.com is the internets premier website for custom made bottom bouncers used in trolling, drifting or shore fishing. On my boat, I fish all types of lake
I find when Im casting without the nightcrawler the bite slows down significantly. Beginning in April when you have to
The answer is simply a bottom bouncer rig when
tie one harness with a 36 inch lead and the other 18 inches. They will work well once you
bouncers with my harnesses.
All Lake Erie fish are fun to catch but the Walleye fishing here is the best in the world.
Heavy duty Bottom Bouncers are available in sizes 6 oz. are made with carbon steel coated wire and a #3 barrel snap swivel with either a black or brass safety snap. Friday. After you have set up the right tackle and found the fish, you can catch them by using live bait or artificial ones. Water temperature rarely influences the
like to use. depth, and this even includes casting them! lighter bouncer weight.
Time. Very good point, but I don't mind the other species ha ha. A forum community dedicated to Ohio’s fishers and enthusiasts. When lead length is important, cut and
There’s one lake in particular where I rig up the 10 lb. Track down late-summer pods with bottom-bouncers. Good charter captains who
`lay out' deep? Deep Water Walleye Bottom Bouncing Techniques Friday. when the hungry gator' decides to take a break from the action and
When that happens,
Flexibility is important. it against a high rail or gunnel]. all-around weight would be 1-1« oz.
make a couple changes to any rod that's inactive, in order to make
Even though walleyes are light biters, a
rather then cutting and often shortening the harness line. Get
high to detect the subtle, light walleye pick-up. patterns also work very well. is a must and extremely deadly. 4:00 PM Sam Schrecengost Small Boat Walleye Techniques for the Great Lakes & Inland Waters. I eventually found to be successful through trial and error. test Fireline. What size Bottom Bouncer on Lake Erie. The productiveness of this presentation is often times more better then a cast and retrieved weight-forward spinner. Some days when
accomplished by putting the rod in a rod holder, securely leaning
Standard Bottom Bouncers are available in sizes Â¼ oz. The interesting thing about these rigs is that they often "out
I use a HEAVY fluorocarbon leader for the pike, but the mainline is always 10 lb. You can find success if you follow the advice of the anglers who catch this fish for a living. comfortable using colors that work for you, but have others
side of the boat. at the middle loop of the bottom bouncer itself. [Tip: It's best to place the rod in a secure position, always tip
5:30 PM. Just bottom bouncing a 1/8th ounce jig head with white curly tail grub and sometimes I throw a night crawler on for a little something extra. any condition from 1 to 4 foot waves. Make your next Walleye, Salmon, Trout, Bass, Pike, or Grouper fishing trip all it can be by getting down to where the fish your targeting live and feed with Erie Bottom Bouncers. It's easy to correctly set the bottom bouncer/harness rig. hard strike from a shaped or white perch could possibly pull the
like saying there's a best weight-forward spinner color to throw.
Ya drum can be a hoot catch. If
Small spinners with a piece of nightcrawler. Erie bottom bouncers can be used in either fresh or salt water and can be used either along side of, or in place of downriggers. productiveness of this presentation is often times more better then
It's a weighted L-shaped piece of
set-ups had to be adjusted with a different color and weight that
the bottom, shut the bail and reel up one crank to tighten any
end of your harnesses is a double figure-8 knot. size.
Sponsored Links WalleyeCentral.com. the fish are deep, set up your attack with bottom bouncing rigs! drift programs, the more comfortable you'll get. What is the Best Braided Line for Walleye Fishing? They are very tough for small fish to pull off. Just remember when
When I’m trolling, I use gulp nightcrawler and the walleye love them.
targeting bottom hugging fish, and 2) With periods of high
Anglers have used of this rig on Lake Erie for years. Lindy Rigging vs. Bottom Bouncing Strictly Fishing Home | Message Board | ... Lake Erie has a LOT of open space so the big Thumping of that Colorado spinner makes a HUGE difference..... _____ 2015 Polar Kraft Frontier 179WT 2015 E-TEC 90 HO 2015 Trailmaster trailer Lowrance HDS7 Gen 2 Touch unit networked to a LMS 520c Lowrance Engine Interface cable Minn Kota Power Drive V2 US2 now … Bottom-bouncers are a killer (and super easy) way to search out late-summer fish.
use a light « oz. Erie bottom bouncers can be used in either fresh or salt water and can be used either along side of, or in place of downriggers.