yea. i dont like to bounce bottom with a bucktails. Have you ever seen a fish that swims like that? i havent. most small fish like cunner, blowfish, baby sea robins, porgys and other bottom fish tend to slowly glid along the bottom, and dart in and out amongst the rock and seaweed around structure.
What you said is true for the most part, but don't be so quick to dismiss the strategy of bouncing a bucktail off the bottom of a sandy open beach. I almost always keep my bucktails gliding along just off the bottom, however, on occassion I will bounce my bucktail off a primarily sandy bottom and this action has generated good strikes from striped bass. I used to do a lot of snorkling and when I came upon a flounder, fluke, or sea robin there first move from where they were positioned created quite a poof and cloud of sand. In certain locations this is a sight and movement that bass see often. Why not mimic that action with a bucktail? I can't begin to tell you how many northern pike, walleyes I've brought in while bouncing a jig and shiner off the bottom. They came after it very aggressively when I would do that. Those are just a few observations.