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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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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...

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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

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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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Comment by John Sheehan on February 1, 2010 at 1:58pm

Comment by John Sheehan on January 27, 2010 at 3:16pm
Jeremy,you Southern Boys got it going with Panfishing and slip corkin' .Thanks for your instructive post.I used slip floating from shore successfully mostly in April and May ,sometimes I'd wade, last year.I was catching prespawn and early spawn Crappie and Gills mostly here in small NorthJersey lakes.
Comment by Jeremy R. Mayo on January 25, 2010 at 4:27pm
Well Ill be! I been usin this and aint even know what it was called. I just called it my ole slidin cork! haha. We mostly fish for crappie with this rig. I have a few BnM 12 ft crappie poles with eyes on it and lil uncle bucks 1:1 reels on em. Now most of the time were fishin water thats anywere from 6ft to 15ft. Its a strait up and down technique due to the fact that its in the heaviest cover we can find most of the time. Slip floatin as you call it is a killer technique. Allows me way more control to vertical fish in tree tops. Weight from the cork is at the bottom so its less likely to have to fight the wind to drop it in coffee can size holes.

The coolest thing I started doing was rigging my BnM 13 ft bream busters. Telescopic poles with slip corks. Since you have all the weight of the cork sittin at the bottom it makes it so easy to control the swing so that you can get under docks, shoot inbetween stumps and slide it into undercut banks.

I use a basspro stopper meant to be used with up to 8lb test, cheap ole walmart 8lb line, 1/8 bullet weight squeezed at the head on the line, hook of choice and a split slip cork. ERNGE and WHITE! Most people dont like the split cork but I personally love em. I may wanna turn around and drift in the middle of the creeks and set up kinda redneck spider rig and I need to get my corks off with out reriging. Works great for me but every scientist has a right to there opinion.

Take a kid slide corkin!
Mayo
Comment by John Sheehan on January 25, 2010 at 2:32pm
Jeremy as I know it ,it's a method using a float that slips to a stop instead of using a fixed float.The stop gets slipped around on the line until the depth is reached where fish are holding and biting.The stop will hold it there .If the holding depth of fish is deep its advantage over a fixed bobber is that you can reel the stop thru the line guides and have a short compact slip bobber/ hook /bait package to cast farther and more accurately
Comment by Jeremy R. Mayo on January 25, 2010 at 1:58pm
Now whats your definition of slip floating?
Comment by John Sheehan on January 25, 2010 at 12:32pm
Ended up using Eagle Claw rubber bobber stops and a golden eye Foam slip float most of the time last year ...Pflueger President UL reel and a Cabelas Easy Touch 7 ' rod.Caught lots of Gills, Seeds, Crappie and Perch and a few Bass and Pickerel.Want to get another panfish slipfloat rod with bigger rod eyes so the stop gets through easier with less friction for distance casting.
 
 
 

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