Bottom Bouncer rig for drifting

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Mr.T, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Wondering if any of you use the "bottom bouncer" rigs when drift fishing in a lake?

    The rig I'm thinking of is a commercially-made "L" shaped wire with a long sinker molded to the longer side, a snap swivel on the other side and a loop at the corner of the "L" for attaching your main line.

    We tried them last weekend, but it turns out I had them rigged up incorrectly, so we got snagged just about as bad as if we were using a Carolina rig...

    Will try again this weekend but wondering if anyone has tips for the best way to use a bottom bouncer?
  2. JAYNC

    JAYNC Active Member

    Newport N.C.
    Attach your main line to the bend in the bouncer, then attach your leader to the swivel. One thing that would help you stay out of the snags is to put a crappie float or some kind of float on your leader line to keep your hook from dragging on the bottom. Hope this helps.