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a couple years ago i read a article about people putting a float or a bobber next or near the hook to get baite above cover and to make baite move a little more
my personal experience is i catch the same on bottom or with a bobber with a brain and with a float close to the hook
does anyone else do this or am i the only one
ive noticed that if you can find a good eddy it works great but if you have any current at all it wont does any one have any thoughts on this matter
 

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Use the float all the time on the river and lake as well, works well, Also makes it easier for the fish to eat your offering (imo)
 

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I've used the float close to the bait and had good luck that way. Just ordered the BOBBER WITH A BRAIN a couple days age and can't wait to try them.
 

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Different lengths really, depends on the bait I am using and where at, but any where from 8-10 inches to right on top the hook myself. I really like the set up in a little current or when drifting the lake, Also like to use an extra barrel swivel just below the float if using live bait, seems to help keep the line twisting down pretty well.
 

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I use a float on all my rigs whether the water is still or moving, rivers, ponds, or lakes. Most of feeding fish will go to the bottom to follow a scent but if just patrolling it is easier for them to find it if is off the bottom some. Depending on the bait size, I use my cigar floats anywhere from about 3/4" to 8" from the hook. It also depends on the size cork you use. I use anywhere from 1" to 4" cigar cork. I also use a 3 way swivel with a light line lead weight.
 

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should try a 2in. gill hooked on the back hook of a torpedo at night! on a quiet night you can here it thrash on top for 60 yrds at least as it drifts down. lol this is a flathead tactic mostly but have caught bass n stuff too.
 
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