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How do you base what weight to use @ what water depths,when trolling for walleye on the lake?

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The weight is relative to the speed. The faster you go, the heavier the bottom bouncer needs to be to keep it on the bottom. I typically use a 1.5 to 2oz bouncer. If you find you are not on the bottom when trolling, make sure your speed is correct. For Walleye, around 1mph (give or take a few tenths) is a good speed. If the speed is correct, try letting out more line. If still no luck, try a heavier bouncer. Also remember that the type of rod and line can make a difference on what weight to use. You don't want a heavy weight with a very light rod & line. Good luck to you
 

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a good guess is

1 oz per 10 feet

6 feet-5/8 oz

10 feet-1 oz

15 feet-1 1/2 oz

20 feet-2 oz

but speed plays a big factor also
 

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I think I have the weight thing down, now lets talk about speed. I have a minn kota 65# thrust. My boat is a 19' aluminum,the foot pedal has 1-10 for speed level how do I break that down to 1 or 1.5 mph?
 

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if your trolling motor is pulling you too fast, you can use five gallon buckets tied to ropes over the sides of ur boat to slow you down. Its the same principle as seabags, but much cheaper.
 
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