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Slip Floating

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...

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

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

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Comment by John Sheehan on January 16, 2016 at 1:51pm

the one and only David!

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 16, 2016 at 1:02pm
THE Howard Webster, from Vermont??
Comment by John Sheehan on January 16, 2016 at 6:32am

Great to have Howard Webster over here .Check out Howards page guys! He's a Perch and Pike man as well as Bluegill!

Comment by John Sheehan on January 14, 2016 at 10:40am

Welcome Gary ! Thanks for joining!

Comment by John Sheehan on December 21, 2015 at 11:22am

Welcome David Jackson .Hope you find helpful  tips from this group's members and will share your pics and experience! I have a 7, 1/2' Berkeley Trought dough series rod I use or float fishing from shore . I have to get my 8' Zebco Crappie rod fixed it is split towards the end . Both rods are very whippy at the end and are good rods . I even got a 6lb 13oz Channel Cat on that Zebco Crappie Rod .I like the long rods for casting distance and landing fish over Rip rap .

Comment by John Sheehan on May 29, 2015 at 6:52am

Took a crawler under a Balsa Pencil float .

Comment by John Sheehan on February 24, 2015 at 8:24pm

Maurice , anxious to see your pics and hear about your Slip floating adventures .Thanks for joining and contributing!

Comment by Mo Fish on February 20, 2015 at 8:25am

I slip floated for the first time last year(2014) and I am hooked. It totally improved my overall bream catch. I can' t believe that I have never tried it before. I watched some guys use it last winter on Youtube and I figured I would give it a try. Glad I did. I keep one outfit rigged with a slip float at all times. It is my go to method for fishing any kind of live bait. My camera is in hiding at the moment. When I find it or break down and buy a new one I will shoot you some pics of my fish and tackle.

Comment by John Sheehan on November 20, 2014 at 3:07pm

Water temp down to 42 degrees .Only two Perch today ,fixed  floating late morning .Skim ice in the NW cove I've been fishing had to go to the NE section and try to reach where I think the narrow creek channel runs .

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on November 15, 2014 at 4:35pm
Yes.
These floats are better suited to warmer weather and the more robust feeding of fishes during that time.
Even then, smaller fish will not be able to do much with these floats.
Since no one here wants to catch them dinky little pee-poppers anyway, no harm is done.
LOL
 
 
 

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