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My son and I were out today caught 4 keepers. I sheep, and lost two eyes. Only our fourth time out trolling ever.

How far ahead of the harness do you put the bouncer and how does moving closer/farther away effect the harness?
 

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My harnesses have about 5' leads on them.

If you caught 4 today you did pretty good. I've fished the bay a lot the past 5 years and I only caught 6 keepers this morning myself. Marked tons of fish but they just weren't biting once the wind died.
 

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I tie my harnesses about 4 ft. I keep my rods rigged with harnesses and the 4 footers store nicely on the 7' rods. The reason the harnesses are on the rods is to eliminate wasted time when we hit the pond. Unhook the harness and put in the bouncer and it's ready. I don't like keeping bouncers rigged on the rods.:)
 

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18"-24" with small no.3 blades on bottom for me. Small blades don't lift much and the short lead just barely keeps off bottom to prevent picking up mussels.
 

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I run 6 foot for me because my arms are that long, lol.
 
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