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jdclarey

Bottom Bouncer line?

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I like to use 10/4 fireline for the feel you just cant set the hook let the fish hook itself. A softer tipped long rod goes good with fireline i have a 8ft gary roach pro series its good as long as you dont use over a 2oz bouncer. When i fish that deep i usally go with a 3way rig and lots of lead to get as vertical as possible it will keep you in the zone better around the contour changes. All this talk makes me want to go full moon tonight ya know.

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Never hunted in my life, so cant help you there. Sounds like good advice on the bottom bouncer rig though. Some people seem to shy away from the braided lines for bouncing but I just picked up a Lengend Elite (7' Medium Power, Fast Action) from Scheels for $120 and I figured it would go good with braided since it's kind of a light setup for bouncing.

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I think your 7 foot MH rod should be perfect for bottom bouncing unless you're pulling 3+ ounces around. Any of the superlines should be good from the reel to the bouncer, I also like power pro for most superline applications. I'd use flouro from the bouncer to the bait.

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In 20-30' I would be running a 3oz bottom bouncer with 12# Power Pro or if you like mono Trilene XT. A Longer softer tipped rod in the 7'-8'5" range. Oh and get a long telescoping net. wink

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Depends on depth and current as well as size of spinner or whatever your running behind the bouncer. I usually run my spinners about 1.2-1.5mph.

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