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Last year (2009)was the first year slip floating for me and found it to be very effective.Would like folks that are into this kind of fishing to post photos of gear and tips on the best rods ,reels ,bait and terminal tackle to use.

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Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2021

Slip Floating Trying to get it Right

5.5" Gill slip floated ,produces 19" BassChannel Cat took a Marabou/Mealworm  Jig at 5' under a float

 22" White Sucker took Crawler piece on a Yellow 16th oz Marabou Jig. Pear shape Balsa float pictured behind me.

 

Eagle Claw Pencil float...needs a bead so as not to split  the stem at the base after constant banging against the jig head after casting .

 

Presentations that are working : AFTER  CASTING  AND LETTING FLOAT  SETTLE :1) SLOW STEADY RETRIEVE  2) POP FLOAT ONCE OR TWICE , WAIT 3) SLOW 6" SWEEP FORWARD WITH ROD TIP,LET FLOAT SETTLE AGAIN

Thills:

http://bigbluegill.com/photo/april-7-thillsf-jigs?context=album&...

Betts:

http://bigbluegill.com/photo/april21fromshorenobait11-3?context=alb...

Goldeneye:

http://bigbluegill.com/photo/slip-float-rod?context=album&album...

Discussion Forum

SHARE YOUR FAVORITE SLIP BOBBER RIGS FOR B'GILL 50 Replies

Here's mine for open water season 2015I just wanted to share…Continue

Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by John Sheehan Apr 4, 2017.

Fixed Float 25 Replies

http://bigbluegill.com/photo/tabbert-jig-testimonyContinue

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Dec 2, 2016.

Slip Floating... Without the Stop Knot... 15 Replies

 I have fished a slip float for as long as I can remember but the other day I was fishing in about 20 feet of water and had run out of 'Bobber Stops'. I could have tied one of my own but couldn't be…Continue

Started by Rob Hilton. Last reply by Andy is OptiMystic Feb 20, 2015.

Mail Call! Getting the itch! 5 Replies

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Started by Bill Purmort. Last reply by John Sheehan Feb 11, 2013.

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Comment by John Sheehan on April 29, 2021 at 1:44pm

Starting off 2021 with slip floating from shore for Panfish :One of 27 Gills - Bluegill - Big Bluegill (ning.com)

Comment by John Sheehan on September 29, 2020 at 3:34pm

I have never tried hook above the weight  hope to see some responses . 

Comment by Marvin Morgan on September 29, 2020 at 3:19pm

Need some input from my fellow slip float users. I love using slip floats but have a question conserning how you choose to rig them.  I normally place a split shot on the line 8-10" above the hook, but have been seeing it rigged differently with the hook Above the weight.Do any of you fellas use this type of set up, and does it offer greater sensitivity for the bite?  Your opnions will be greatly appreciated

Comment by John Sheehan on August 4, 2020 at 6:40am

Welcome Dave Schuyler !

Comment by John Sheehan on July 4, 2018 at 6:12am

Welcome James Michael Landrum!

Comment by John Sheehan on June 12, 2018 at 2:19pm

Welcome Rick Fuhrmann!

Comment by Stanley Mindiola on May 6, 2018 at 1:15pm

Heard a lot about people having a hard time getting thin line thru thr thill wobble bobber. Seeing I was having a problem, my wife came over with a sewing needle threaded it liner all and got it thru. Hope this can help some one.

Comment by John Sheehan on March 1, 2018 at 7:42am

Welcome Edward Meza.Look forward to your pics and contributions!

Comment by John Sheehan on April 24, 2017 at 9:08am

Comment by John Sheehan on April 4, 2017 at 8:04am

52 degree water .Yellow Perch Slip float Rig .4# Mono , Daiwa UL Spinmatic Reel/ 7,1/2' Berkeley Dough Series Rod , 32nd oz. Buck tail jig  tipped with 1/3rd Baby Crawler.

 
 
 

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