October 6, 2022

Bottom Bouncer

Definition of bottom bouncer

A sinker molded on stiff wire. Designed for drift fishing or trolling, bottom bouncers keep the lure or bait at or near the bottom without snagging on rocks or debris. They are attached below the lure or bait and help keep tension on the line to allow the lure to move as designed, attracting fish.

Variations of the term bottom bouncer

• Bouncers
• Walking sinkers

How to use bottom bouncer in a sentence

We use bottom bouncer with crawler harnesses to drift for walleyes.

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John Scherrer

Erie, PA John is a freelance writer and a life-long Erie resident who has fished across North America. Fly fishing, light spinning tackle, and ice fishing are his preferred methods to fish his home waters of Lake Erie.

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