In asking a few bounty questions I've noticed that the average page views per hour on page 1 is about 8x higher than on page 2 (small sample based on a 2 of my questions, but I'm sure the large disparity remains true for most bounty questions now that there's a consistent queue over 50 questions).
This is a wiki for collective comments/ideas, what can you guys/girls come up with that would make the bounty system more useful? In the current state your bounty is worth less the more questions it's behind times the time they have remaining, keeping it off page 1.
The time your question spends in bounty mode before it reaches page 1 is significantly less likely to receive a useful answer. What would you do to better present bounty questions, increasing the exposure to people who might answer them from when they're marked while retaining some order of least-time-left at the top?
Related: Are the paging controls just not that visible, are they being looked over and that's the reason page 2 and on are missed?