Bottom Bouncers

Bottom bouncers are comprised of an L shaped wire with a lead weight in the middle of one of the wires and are designed to keep the bait on or near the bottom without snagging.  They are usually fished with a spinner rig tied onto one of the wire arms as a leader.  Bottom bouncers are used for both drift fishing and trolling. 

The most common sizes of bottom bouncers range from 1 to 2 oz in size.  These weights allow walleye anglers to troll in depths from 5 to 20 feet.  A good rule of thumb is 1 oz for every 10 feet of depth.  Bottom bouncers are typically fished at slow speeds of 1 to 2 mph using spinner rigs or slow death rigs.