Does any body use bobbers while catfishing on any rivers?

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by Capt.mike jr, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Capt.mike jr

    Capt.mike jr New Member

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    Am i the only one that does this or what?
     
  2. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    I bottom fish myself
     

  3. paylakin23

    paylakin23 New Member

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    yea i have fished a fewe times with bobber on the river i have cought a couple nive cats tat way
     
  4. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    I use them here on the Tn river.
    Pete
     
  5. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    In the rite circumstances I'll use em on the Delaware. This river hauls a$$. Best time to use em is at slack tide so ya can work those area that if ya bottom fish its gonna cost ya a rig. LOL!
     
  6. Kat-addict

    Kat-addict New Member

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    Use them all the time for channels ! Hard to beat watching a floater rocket down !!
     
  7. shania

    shania New Member

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    Hey Mike,
    I use them about 30% of the time that I'm Catfishing
    But it all depends on the conditions and the speed of the current here at the Ca. Delta (River). :0a23:
    :wink:
     
  8. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    Mike, I use them sometimes...depends on the river conditions.
     
  9. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Tried them a few times (BIG ONES) on the Mississippi, didn't go so well because there was waaayyyy too much current. Probably be a good tactic if you could find the right current break. Finding any current break last year was pretty difficult with all of the flooding.:tounge_out:
     
  10. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    I have used them but have never caught anything other than channels yet. They seem like they would work great for a good controlled drift in light current.
     
  11. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Never used a bobber in a river, or a lake for that matter.
     
  12. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    Mike, I use noodle bobbers when conditions call for it or if I want to cover more area. Biggest Flathead I caught last year came from a gill 5 feet under a noodle bobber.
     
  13. catfishDK

    catfishDK New Member

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    i sometimes use a slipfloat along shallow rocky river banks (OH RVR) with night crawlers or small live shad when the blues are spawning
     
  14. coolbreeze70

    coolbreeze70 New Member

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    Yes when the time is right I use bobbers on the Cumberland River in Tennessee. You work alot more but in the early evening when the cats are feeding near the surface it can get interesting.
     
  15. crazycat1

    crazycat1 New Member

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    Bobbers work ecellent if you have the right conditions. I look for a place that either swirls or is slack water, and I always use a straw. I have caught quite a few 50 plus under a float.:roll_eyes:
     
  16. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I use them to float live perch over log jams.
     
  17. tacraft61

    tacraft61 New Member

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    we use the large bobbers with 1/2 oz to 3 oz weights with live bait.it work rather well in the eddy's or slow drifting past log jambs and laydowns:wink:
     
  18. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Not sure how big of slip floats everyone is using. But we have 2 people in Ar that are using our Fat kat Bobbers up to 8" long ( I have some made up that is 12" long) They allow the wind or current to take there bait up where the fish are.
    So if you need something bigger let me know. I do plan on adding the bigger ones to our site soon.
    Pete
     
  19. Eudora

    Eudora New Member

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    I use them sometimes. I'll factor them in if the coditions call for them, and if I'm in the mood. Fishing bobbers can be a very productive and fun way to fish cats on a river. Flatheads are sometimes better suited to a bait suspended well off the bottom, and some might argue that the closer to the surface, the better. The jury's still out in my mind. In short, I'm still trying to learn to utilize floats to their full potential when fishing flatheads. Good luck!
     
  20. 10POUNDER

    10POUNDER New Member

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    Couldn't have said it better myself ! Good Post ! :cool2: