Thanks, everyone for the welcome. Last couple times I have been out fishing I have been using a bobber on my leader line to keep the bait off the bottom. Someone told me this would decrease the chance of catching channel and increase the possibility of catching blues. I have one pole set up like this, and I do seem to catch more on that pole then I do the other pole with out the bobber. I have been using the same bait on both poles as well. Just wondering if anyone is a firm believer in using the bobber?