Does anyone here have experience back bouncing for catfish?
My definition of back bouncing:
Current speed = 1.4 MPH
Boat speed traveling with current is 0.7 MPH
Rig consists of a graphite rod, braided line, and a 3-way rig whereas the dropper is half the length of the leader. Cut bait and circle hook.
As boat drifts downstream rod is lifted and dropped bouncing the weight behind the boat, essentially walking the bait downstream at the speed of the current on the bottom of the river following all contours of the river bottom.
Any experienced back bouncers? I know it is a very common tactic of the southern boys (Blue Cat Fishing especially)
I’m tooled up and gave it my first go yesterday on pool 4. Hooked up with two fish in the first hour but lost them both.