Some care must be taken with the cheaper brands of bottom bouncers that are made with a simple bend of the wire there the leader is to be attached to your main line. Cheap one's work okay, but they sometimes leave a gap that line can get in-between. The trick is to put some epoxy on that wire circle to make it a solid that won't trap the line.
I prefer about a 1 oz or bigger, but then I do everything too big. I'd prolly have a boat anchor if the game warden wouldn't fine me for boating without a second registration. :'(
Thanks, I've got the cheap ones with a circle in the mid. do you attach your line at the circle ,and snell at the swivel end or both at the swivel? I think I have alot to learn yet. Great tip on the glue, I've had that problem also.
You can usually just put the swivel from your main line at the apex of the right angle formed by the circular bend & wrap around of the wire (where we're putting some epoxy.
The Walleye Rig, or whatever you hang with bait, can come off of the horizontal arm with the swivel already on it. It's a good idea to have the boat already moving at a trolling speed, so you can lower the bottom bouncer into the water and allow the water to drag the bait out back away from the rig etc for a nice presentation. Otherwise, it can all get tangled up. You'll like these I think.