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    Default Late October panfishing!!

    Fall Blugill and Sunfish Bank Fishing Late October! - YouTube


    Water Temps were dropping the bites were super light took a while to locate them on the bank but I did...using the Ole favorite fly n bobber!!
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    After watching the video I am convinced that the float is the way to go - at least in 42 degree water. Have just the right size mico-lures to make them an offer they can't refuse.
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    That should work well
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    Floats are deadly. Went heavy using them this year and it really helped.
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    Nice catch

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    Quote Originally Posted by DockShootinJack View Post
    That should work well
    They’ve been working well for me all season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobC View Post
    Floats are deadly. Went heavy using them this year and it really helped.
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    What depth do you usually start out with ?
    In clear water , I normally start out with 18-24” using a weighted foam float . A round one for a slow retrieve or for pauses . A round one seems to give my jigs more action when there’s a little ripple on the water.
    Dead calm wind, and clear water , I go another 6-12” deep , sometimes more .
    I feel most panfish will feed up .
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    Quote Originally Posted by gillchaser999 View Post
    What depth do you usually start out with ?
    In clear water , I normally start out with 18-24” using a weighted foam float . A round one for a slow retrieve or for pauses . A round one seems to give my jigs more action when there’s a little ripple on the water.
    Dead calm wind, and clear water , I go another 6-12” deep , sometimes more .
    I feel most panfish will feed up .
    Please note that I fish in a relatively shallow stream, but yes 18-24 sounds about right. With the 1” panfish size EZFloat I rig it with a 1/64 tm hook with a trout magnet. To provide a nicer, straight below the float drift I put 1 BB about 8 inches above the hook. Getting the drift right with the current speed is critical, in my opinion. You don’t want the drift too fast or too slow. If currents and depth dictate, I can move up to a 1/32 and then use a single B to shot it. Once you get the drift zeroed in it is a killer way to fish. I know there are many higher priced floats out there, but I have found the foam egg shaped EZs hard to beat. I would spend more but haven’t seen the need to do so.
    Bob
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    A split shot below the float makes a lot of sense when pulling & pausing thereby allowing the lure to stay more or less at the same depth without riding up due to line bow.
    That's where I went wrong using that presentation. Fine when the lure is semi-stationary with a slight chop giving it some action, but no so much moving it a foot or so.
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    Thanks guys for the comments!
    I definitely agree a fly and bobber is a grest bait in any water temp...but I did skunk recently with it last weekend...!
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