View Full Version : whats your favorite artificial lure fished under a float ?

03-08-2016, 09:32 PM
i pitched stinger shads up to docks last year. want to try a few new things this yr.
so looking for ideas.
end of docks are about 6 fow, and there usaully right on the post.
so i'm not moving much.

just curious what would best for keep the lure still.


03-09-2016, 07:19 AM
Under a float I like to fish a Marabou jig. The feathers have a great natural action when sitting still.
These are my favorite.

03-09-2016, 07:24 AM
Beautiful looking marabous Brimfisher! If the water is cold, I'd definitely use a marabou under a float. As the water warms, I tend more towards soft plastics like the BGBS's.

03-09-2016, 08:33 AM
To answer the OP, I don't have the experience some people on here have, but I have caught many huge stringers of crappie over the years, and when I have used a bobber in the spring, I have had great success with soft plastic jigs. But, non-plastic jigs might be just as good.

What is a BGBS? Never mind, Mr. Google answered. Bobby Garland Baby Shad!

03-09-2016, 03:35 PM
Custom color Mo's grubs - killed with it last year on bass and trout. Don't get to the big lake here in Vermont very often

03-09-2016, 04:03 PM
I use several different items under floats ...I don't have a favorite until the fish tell me what they like best
feathers plastics and combo items all seem to have a place with me

03-09-2016, 08:56 PM
thx for the input guys.
i'm going to try some Marabou jigs this spring.
Brimfisher is hooking me up. great guy to deal with.

03-10-2016, 06:26 AM
Tube Jig. Chartreuse and Black.

03-10-2016, 06:47 AM
Arkie two and a half inch ProTube jig....orange and chartreuse

old reeler
03-10-2016, 07:48 AM
Like black/chart Southern Pro stingers-1/48 oz jig head
And ice fishing bobber

03-10-2016, 08:41 AM
Trout Magnet...Bison color...which is black and gold.


03-10-2016, 09:00 AM
Like black/chart Southern Pro stingers-1/48 oz jig head
And ice fishing bobber

Why do you like an ice fishing bobber? Never seen one, no ice here, lol.

03-10-2016, 10:37 AM
Trout Magnet...Bison color...which is black and gold.


i hear guys talk about trout magnets all the time.
are you tipping them with something ?

03-10-2016, 11:10 AM
i hear guys talk about trout magnets all the time.
are you tipping them with something ?

I have been fishing them almost exclusively for about 9 years. First let me mention if you don't want to use 2# test line you will find it hard to cast a 1/64 ounce jig. No I do not tip them.


03-10-2016, 10:25 PM
A ole school pink/white pinky jig 1/16oz

03-10-2016, 11:57 PM
A kiptail threadneck jig, which is what moecarama is talking about too I think. We use various sizes and colors tipped with crappie nibbles most of the time, have also used a 1/16 tipped with a minnow, but I like a 1/32 or 1/24 most the time, favorites are home made and black and yellow chart with unpainted head, red thread. also all shades of green chart and if the water is a little off color darker green head and hair, and if it is muddy go with orange head and hair with orange and yellow chart. use a 2" foam cigar shaped float with the peg and add enough split shot above the jig to be able to cast the rig but don't use a weighted float in shallow water as it can spook shallow crappie when it plunks down. also have made some of these jigs with gold and silver mylar instead of hair and they have produced too, if the fish ain't hitting a 1/32 jig, go to a 1/64, you won't believe how many times downsizing has saved the day for us.

03-11-2016, 05:45 AM
White trout magnet under a weighted Thill bobber for my kids and myself with 4-6 line on ultralights.

03-11-2016, 08:57 AM
I like a 1/32 or 1/16 oz unpainted jighead with a chenille or plastic body tipped with a crappie nibble in the color that works best on the lake I'm fishing that day. Different color nibbles work on different lakes up north.

slab crappie
03-11-2016, 08:00 PM
Grizzly jig tipped with a wax worm

03-11-2016, 08:55 PM
Garland with wobble bobber

03-12-2016, 11:32 AM
I fish mostly plastics but my baits vary every year. Last year my favorite lure was the Lunker City Fin-S Fish 2" fluke fished under a float with 4 lb test. I will start with the samething this year but I am sure a new bait will surface.


03-16-2016, 01:14 AM
Cubby mighty mite is deadly

03-16-2016, 02:00 AM
BGBS lights out at night, monkey milk in the day.

03-16-2016, 04:28 AM
Like a few others my plastic baits seem to change every year in some lakes. For some odd reason the bait that was so hot last winter is not hot this year. But in general anything blk / chart. at night and a more natural color day time, if clear water if not clear then blk. / chart day time to