Drift Sock Questions

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by chinook, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. chinook

    chinook New Member

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    I have a 16 foot boat and have been thinking about buying a drift sock. I have also been reading about guys using a five gallon bucket. Does a 5 gallon bucket work? Do you replace the wire handle with rope? Do you use a 25' rope like the store bought socks? Do you use a swivel snap to keep the line from twisting? Any information or advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Gone fishin 4 kittys

    Gone fishin 4 kittys New Member

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    I think that only the bucket mite work for a stationery position, but I might be wrong.

    But Buckets will sure work if you are stationery.

    What your chum of choice??

    Josh
     

  3. tspergin

    tspergin New Member

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    the 5 gal buckets work real well in light to moderate winds and I use 2 sometimes when the wind is a little swift,you drill4 holes in the top sides of the bucket for the ropes and run the 4 ropes to a harness swivel and add your rope and you are ready to go we let ours out about 8 to 10 ft and they work pretty well
     
  4. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Chinook, In this form that you are in now, go to drift fishing thread, and read post number 22 and 24, this will give you an idea. help this will help.