Bismarck man who Invented Bottom Bouncers honored

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 Jul 22nd, 2019 by Keith Worrall  353

Modified Jul 22nd, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press
Published Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:51AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Bismarck man whose invention in 1964 revolutionized walleye fishing is being inducted into the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame.

The bottom bouncer today is a staple of most anglers’ tackle boxes, for fishing lakes or rivers with weedy or rocky bottoms that can cause a lot of lost tackle and frustration.

They have the late Bob Meter to thank. Half a century ago, his own frustration led to the creation of what has become a classic piece of tackle.

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