I’ve done quite a bit of rigging and have a good rod and reel. I’ve done very well at times, even my PB walleye came on an old school Lindy Rig with about a 3 ft leader and a pink float in front on a leech.
Now these days I understand the longer leaders are preferred and interchangeable style weights.
I fish Mille Lacs a lot. For example I will often drop down to the bottom and then maybe let out a little more line creating an approximate 45 degree angle in the water. I run about a six or seven foot leader. I do well at times, but some times I feel I am dragging the bottom too much. This has happened on the mud, which is why I started to prefer spinners with bottom bouncers out there to ensure I am up out of the mud
Back to the basic Lindy Rig set up… Any ideas of what I should try to make sure I am not dragging bottom too much? Reel in some line? Add a float? If I do add a float I would prefer something small and haven’t been able to find what I’m looking for. I’ve even thought about I injecting air into the leech like you could a crawler, but I don’t want to change the natural presentation too much. Thoughts?