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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Cranberry Twp, PA
How much weight to get worm harness down?
Lifelong avid fisherman, but new walleye fisherman here. Went out to Lake Arthur yesterday evening to try trolling worm harnesses. I am using baitcasters with 15lb mono, 6lb leader with harness. At the swivel I have a bullet weight and two 1/4 oz egg sinkers, probably 5/8 oz total lead. At one point I was in 13' of water, and they were not hitting the bottom. I think I need them to be deeper. I was trolling with my bow mount trolling motor, need to get a plate for my 9.9 to slow the boat down. I also need to get a speed sensor so I know how fast I am trolling. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I got two small wipers and a crappie while trolling. Actually caught a 20" walleye on a Bomber crankbait (2nd cast) just taking a few casts before trolling. Crazy thing is a week ago I was there and did the exact same thing, 21" 3.5# walleye on my Bomber crankbait on the 2nd cast!! Guess I should just go take 2 casts and go home?