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jdclarey

Bottom Bouncer line?

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What line do you prefer for a bottom bouncer in say 20-30ft. For that matter what rod do you prefer?

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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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jd got any duckhunting tips or areas i am heading up to south central nd with my 12yr old over halloween weekend?

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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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Power Pro - hands down. I like Fireline for spinning reels and PP for baitcasters.

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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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Sounds like good advice. With 3oz what speed is necessary to keep line at around 45 degrees.

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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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