Pro's Pointer #10: Using a rubber band

BISMARCK, N.D. - A rubber band is a simple but versatile item. Did you know Johnnie Candle uses a rubber band as a professional fisherman? He shows us how and why in this week's Pro's Pointer.

Johnnie Candle, MWC World Walleye Champion & ND Fishing Hall of Famer,

"As a fishing guide, I share the boat with anglers of all skill levels and for novice anglers, regardless of the technique, whether we're jig fishing, livebait rigging or bottom bouncing finding the bottom and maintaining bottom contact seems to be very difficult.

Here's a little trick that I've used over the years that really seems to help.

I will personally find the bottom for the angler at our fishing speed then I will mark the line by half-hitching a rubber band just ahead of the reel. When the angler catches a fish, they reel it in ignoring the rubber band.

When we land the fish and re-bait, the angler lets the line out and places the rubber band directly in front of the reel again so now everyone knows that lure is in the strike zone. It's cheap, it's simple, it's easy and it works. I'm Johnnie Candle and that's this week's Pro's Pointer."

Next week, Johnnie is putting a new twist on snap weights.