A bottom bouncer rig is the ideal setup for trolling for walleye, but it can also work well for shore fishing. To make this rig, you’ll start with an L-shaped wire with an oval weight in the middle of the long side. On the end of the short side of the L wire, you’ll add a snap swivel. Then, find the notch in the corner of the L-shaped wire and tie the main line to the notch. Lastly, use the snap swivel to attach the leader.
The design of the bottom bouncer rig is great for trolling, especially if you need to keep your bait near the bottom as you move along. The weighted side of the L-shaped wire on the bottom bouncer rig will point downwards from the rig, which helps it to avoid snags as the rig moves through the water.
They key to success with this rig is to make sure you use a weight that works well at the depth you are trying to fish. You’ll also need to find the right trolling speed – a speed that keeps your bottom bouncer rig in continual contact with the bottom while also avoiding snags.