I don't use any lead at all, the ajusta bubble and the weight of the hook are enough to keep the power bait down and the main purpose is to get ABOVE the weeds. Lead has a tendency to pull the bait down into the weeds where it is hard to find. Once the bubble hits the water the only weight is the bubble itself which in water is really light. Before I bait up I roll a dab of power bait in my hands as it tends to eliminate the human smell and I toss that away. Then I put on just enough power bait to cover the hook and NO MORE. If you put on to much power bait the hooks can pull out without hooking up. Here is what I do, I put the bubble full of water with no air bubbles in it above my swivel as I use a 6lb main line that way I can use a lighter leader if I want which is normally 3 or 4 lb. and depending on how deep I am I have my leader and then the hook. I have seen as little as 6 inches in difference of leader length make a difference. Once I am baited up I put out in the water and after it sinks down I leave a belly in the line and I DON'T even touch the pole till the fish sets the hook, then I just reel it in. They will drive you nuts just watching the line, I have had them tease me by just moving the line but not bumping it, I have had them swim from one end to the other with out a bump and I have had them jumping out of the water with the bobber chasing them and never bump the line. However once you get into them it can be fast action especially if you have a two pole license. I have a friend who could not catch a fish on power bait then I taught him my system and one year it took out a bunch of friends, in middle July made two trips, and did 6 or 7 limits in one day. He uses basically the same system except he does not use a swivel and the bubble has surgical tubing in it and he just twists it so it does not slide and he adjusts his leader that way. If you are not sure give me a pm and we can swap phone numbers and I can answer any and all of your questions or if you want maybe we can meet at Diamond in the spring and we can go out. I am a lazy fisher but I do catch a few. My shortest limit time for two people is one hour. One thing that may help you is trout are hunters and the hunt from below, like a salmon does, they can look up but have a tough time looking down so you will want to keep your bait at there level or just above it. So lets say you are fishing in 15 feet of water and the fish are hanging at 12 ft then you want your bait at 10 to 12 feet so they can see it easier. If your bait is down around 13 to 14 feet they have to hunt for it instead of being able to see it and come up for it. If a fish has full stomach they may not hunt, but if they can see it and it is easy they may take it just cause they can. Kind of like a dog, they may be full but they will still take a snack just out of habit and cause they can.