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Old 04-28-2019, 09:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey gurus,

If I wanted to tie up a Lindy Rig instead of a bottom bouncer for Boyd or Carter Lakes, how much weight would you recommend? I am mostly using bottom bouncers that weigh 1 3/4 Oz. I was thinking of using a Lindy rig with a plastic worm on a #4 Slow Death hook, similar to what I use on the bottom bouncer. Last year I was trolling at about 2 MPH, but now that I have the kicker on the boat I can go much slower. We are just learning. . . and could use a little help.
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Use enough weight to maintain contact w/the bottom with your line at a 45 degree angle. The amt. of weight increases with speed and current. At 0.5 mph, 3/4 - 1 oz. works well. A 2.0 mph... you'll have to experiment .

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The general rule of thumb is an ounce for every ten feet of depth (again just a general rule - I like to use 1 ounce weights down to 20 fow and 2oz at 30fow)

10fow - 1oz
20fow - 2oz
30fow - 3oz
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Worm draggers- SMH.
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Worm draggers- SMH.
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Lindy rigging is awesome been doing it for years with almost as much success as those throwing blade baits. I try to keep my speed between .05 and 1mph using three quarts for up to twenty five feet and one to one and a quarter for deeper. ghost man said it best just make sure you keep in contact with the bottom. you can use both worms or minnows but I rarely use a slow death hook with this presentation usually just use a red hook. also pull your rod back and forth a lot of times fish will follow it and strike when it looks like its getting away.
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Lead weights with holes can be crimped onto a piece of mono or wire to adjust as needed. If your lucky they will slide off if you get hung up on the bottom. Then its simple to add more. I use to use my cast bullet rejects as weights and drill holes in them.
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Adjusting wieghts, changing speeds, crimping, siounds like waaay too much work-
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It is. Keep snagging with your metal slabs.
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