For salmon Tie my main line to the Swivel that is embedded in the top of the Banana. Then I Tie my leader of 30lb maxima to the chain swivel end of the Banana. I like 3.5'-4' of leader from the banana to the Spinner of choice.
I don't use them. It's too hard to accurately guage the distance off the bottom. I use a drop line with a cannonball to the bottom then reel up. The bannana's get me snagged to often. Just my 2 cents. :smile:
Just put on a 4oz. spin sinker (banana lead-mooching lead) let out about 50 yards of line and troll across the bow of that sled that says "David Johnsons Guide Service" because you know he'll be into the fish! :grin:
Seriously though large mooching leads (6-10oz.) are popular down in Winchester Bay for nooks but up here the efficient cannon ball is the way to go.
I haven't fished T-Bay for years but it used to be a 4-5oz. cannon ball on a dropper coming off a spreader was the hot ticket in the bay.
Keep in mind what David said and use adequate weight and keep the line close to the boat or you will be in for a frustrating and agonizing day.
Spin sinkers are a populay way to go for bobber fishing along with cannon balls and the Tillamook area fishermen really like the ounce & a half size.
I'll agree with the above but add an exception. You can do fine "mooching" (going mainly with the current, pretty much straight down) using banana sinkers. I use about a 3 oz., then a mooching rig about 5' w/ an extra bead chain in the middle. Don't do this in crowed trolling areas but I have good sucess going up to B-12, put motor in idle (don't turn off, you may need to fire up in a hurry) and then doing down to B14-16 and then back up again.