Week 3 – Jet Divers and bottom bouncers
Some people have asked me what the difference is between a Jet Diver and a Dipsy Diver? As both diving apperatuses attempt to do the same thing the truth of the matter is they actually give off quite a different action to the bait under the water, especially when paired with planer boards. When fishing in rough weather which is usually the preferred meathod when fishing walleye anyway, Dipsy’s tend to to sink a slightly every time the boat moves in a backward motion due to the waves, while Jet divers float if released therefore everytime a planer board moves backwards after a wave moves through the jet diver tends to raise slightly in the water raising the lure on the end of it and as Walleye tend to feed in an upward motion I feel that this movment of the Diver keeps your presentation in the strike zone longer. However I do not believe that this explanation works for all circumstances. If the walleye are on bottom then I would tend to think that it is the dipsy that would be a better fit.
Bottom bouncers are a well known technique throughout the quinte region. Primarily used in the spring this can be a very productive way of fishing. With a fairly aggressive dive curve this method I know personally has put a large quantity of fish in my boat. This weighted system as all the other diving aids on the market come in a variety of shapes sizes and weights. For the purposes of fishing for Walleye in Quinte most of the weights I talk about are in the 1 to 3 ounce area, however sometimes in the early spring smaller ones can be productive.
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