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    Never meant to imply there is a downside. I predominantly shoot docks. Not much need for a float when shooting docks. I have a gallon bag full of various floats. I used them mostly in spring when I need to maintain a depth over top of spawning crappie
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbsbeek View Post
    Going to try slip bobber fishing this Monday. What size slip bobber to split shot to stand bobber up with hook and minnow ?
    The unweighted (medium size) Thill Slip Float Pro... supports a 1/16 jig or a#7 split shot.

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    What floats did you find? How was your fishing trip?
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    Sometime's I envy you guy's in area's where there's lot's of crappie to fish for. Wish we had them around here. Also wish we had all the tackle you guy's have. Guy that first took me for crappie, year ago, used a bobber but not a slip bobber. I wanted to use slip bobber's and about all I could find were pretty heavy plastic bobber's for salmon fishing. Finely found some small cork one's, maybe 3/4" through. Really light and can be hard to see depending on glare on the water. But love it when the little thing disappears! I tried using the bobber stop quite a bit deeper and found it snagged on the tip of the rod and moved the slip knot around. I make them from some thread I found in my mother's old sewing cabnit that seem's to be the same size as the commercial one's. Commercials one's, that's a joke. Didn't know how to tie them so bought a lot of commercial one's and then learned to tie them. Now I've got all these commercial one's and am mostly using my owm. Flaw in that though. The commercial ones are tied with some kind of high visibility green thread and I can watch the jig go down by watching the bobber stop. I can also tell if the jig is down as the bobber stop then sit's on top of the bobber and I can see it.
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    I use slip floats, that tell you how much weight they hold. I also spyder rig with them, the slightest movement and I pick up. Folks will laugh at me until they fish with me.

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    Default I like the torpedo shaped foam slip bobbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Mbsbeek View Post
    Will cormale slip or the. Thill float,
    Is 1 better ?
    The Comal slip bobber are light weight, bouyant and work well for light bites. Some times the crappie will just flair their gill cover and suck in water with the bait and then they just sit there and don't swim of. So the only thing that happens is the jig's weight is taken off the bobber. When the bobber tips over on it's side or raises up a bit you should set the hook quickly but don't jerk the H out of it. Slow and steady but begin setting the hook as soon as you see the bobber rise up as the weight of the jig that was holding the bobber down in the water is now in the fish's mouth. Set the hook before the fish spits the bait out. They can inhale the bait and spit it back out in a second or less. This is where the crappie nibbles and or some garlic/salt helps them taste the bait and hold onto the bait a second longer. A soft bait that feels natural or a live minnow helps they hold onto the bait a while longer.

    I use a bucket of water and weigh the jig heads that I use to the nearest grain. That way I can tie on a jig and put it under the bobber and see what weight works best. I want the bobber to be about half way under water so that I can see it pop up when I get a bite. Some times the bobber will pop up and tip over on it's side. That means I have a fish holding onto the jig below the bobber and it's time to set the hook.

    I use 1/16 oz jig heads with squirmin squirt soft plastic baits in various colors. And the 1 1/2" long Comal Styrofoam type slip bobbers. Sometimes I will take some clear nail polish and paint the top opening on the slip bobber to keep the fishing line from cutting into the top hole in the bobber. The fishing line can cut a slit in the top hole and if the line gets stuck in that slit the weight of the jig won't pull the line though due to the increased friction between the line and the slit in the top of the bobber. Now some of the balsa wood type bobbers will have a metal ring on the top hole of the bobber to prevent the line from digging into the top of the bobber. But the light weight foam bobbers give me better fishing. I use the Twill type bobbers stops that tie to the fishing line and then can slide up and down the fishing line. With a red bead to help the bobber stop at the desired depth. I can fish up to 8 ft deep with this setup. A long 7 to 10 ft BnM road helps cast the jig and bobber. Make sure that the rod end has a large diameter line guide on the end of the rod. So as to not get the bobber stop hanging up on the rod guide at the tip of the rod.

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