Catfishing with bobbers

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by outdoors1988, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. outdoors1988

    outdoors1988 New Member

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    How many of you fish with bobbers while in a boat. Just curious how you all pole fish.
     
  2. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i don't, all my baits are about a foot off the bottom :0a23:
     

  3. outdoors1988

    outdoors1988 New Member

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    have u head about the bobber with a brain?
     
  4. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i've heard of them but don't know much about them, i don't like to have anymore on my line then needed, thats less for me to lose :wink:
     
  5. outdoors1988

    outdoors1988 New Member

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  6. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    I always use a bobber..If there not biting on the bobber I put it away..I usually do better in the summer and spring with a bobber..
     
  7. CatHunterSteve

    CatHunterSteve New Member

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    So when fishing with a bobber how big of a sinker do you want to use? Is the idea to keep the bait straight down? Sinker below bait?
     
  8. recordbreakin1

    recordbreakin1 New Member

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    Like to just sit back and use bobber when fishing with the little one.
     
  9. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I use a 1 oz premier catfish stalker float with a 1 oz egg sinker above a barrell swivel and then I tie on a 30lb mono hook leader.
     
  10. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    I do not use much weight..I let the weight of the bait sink itself and also cause I want the bait to "flutter" in the current to give it some action.I use a 12" cigar cork with 1/4 ounce of weight just below the cork then a barrel swivel and about 18" of lead line..The weight is primarily used to keep the cork standing up..