Bottom Bouncers

 A bottom bouncer is a length of wire bent in an "L" shape that has a lead weight half way down the vertical leg that lets you get your lure down to the very bottom.  The vertical wire allows it to skip over obstructions without snagging, and adds the ability to self-adjust to water depth changes without changing your line length every few minutes. The horizontal leg has a loop on one end to tie your line to and a snap swivel on the other to connect your spinner or harness to.  As long as you keep tension on the line and the bottom bouncer moving ahead, it doesn't snag.
Bottom bouncers in the 1 to 2 oz size are most popular among walleye anglers, allowing them to troll in depths of 5 to 20 feet at slow speeds of 1 to 2 mph, ideal for crawler harnesses. A bottom bouncer in the 3 oz size or larger are good for getting the lure down in extremely deep water or in rivers with a fast current.  In shallow or calm water a mini bottom bouncer as small as 1/2 oz will work well.  The vertical leg on the regular bottom bouncer is 12 inches long and the horizontal leg is 4 1/2 inches long.  The mini bottom bouncer vertical leg is 6 inches long and the horizontal leg is 3 inches long.  My new mold finally arrived and I can pour 2 1/2oz and 3oz bottom bouncers as a single casting of lead.  The 4oz is made up of 2, 2oz weights.  See pictures below.
 

Quick Change Bottom Bouncers

A quick change bottom bouncer is a single arm bottom bouncer that attaches to a heavy duty quick change clevis on your fishing line.  To use a quick change bottom bouncer, feed you fishing line through the nose of the quick change clevis and then tie on a snap swivel.  Snap the desired weight on to the quick change clevis and attach a crawler harness to the snap swivel and you are ready to fish.  The snap swivel will prevent the quick change bottom bouncer from sliding down to your harness.  There are many advantages to using a quick change bottom bouncer.  To vary the length of your leader, slide the quick change bottom bouncer up the line from the snap swivel to the desired leader length and put on a small split shot to stop the quick change bottom bouncer from sliding down your line.  This prevents you from tying up various lengths of harnesses.  Another advantage of the quick change bottom bouncer is the ability to change weights easily.  Simply unclip the weight from the quick change clevis and clip on a lighter or heavier weight.  No need to remove your lure!!  One of the best advantages of the quick change bottom bouncer is the ability to give the fish more line with out having the fish feel the weight of the bottom bouncer.  The line will slide through the quick change clevis leaving the weight where it is.  This will allow you to feel the fish more and have a direct line to the fish.  The length of the quick change bottom bouncer is approximately 12 inches.
 

Bottom Bouncer Planers

Have you ever wanted to get your lure away from the back of the boat but didn't want to use those big, bulky planer boards?  If so, the Bottom Bouncer Planer is for you.  The Bottom Bouncer Planer simply attaches to your bottom bouncer and acts like a rudder.  Change the angle on the Bottom Bouncer Planer to vary the distance away from the boat.  The Bottom Bouncer Planer simply slides onto any bottom bouncer up to 2oz (or any weight that uses multiple 2oz castings on the bottom bouncer) and set the angle.  Easy as that.  For a graphical illustration, please click on the Bottom Bouncer Planer example on a 1oz BB or the Bottom Bouncer Planer visual instructions below.  The planers come in 2 colors, Yellow and Clear.  Pictures below show a yellow planer.


 

Regular Bottom Bouncers

 

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Quick Change Bottom Bouncers

 

Bottom Bouncer Planers

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