How far down can you use a slip float.

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by LMHart, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. LMHart

    LMHart New Member

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    I am wondering what the max depth that is effective when using a slip float setup? I can see 12 feet maybe a little more. But is it possible to set up a slip float for fish suspended at a greater depth like 20 or more?
     
  2. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    I have used them (Kat Bobber) in 45 foot of water before, set up to fish 10 foot off the bottom without issue.
     

  3. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    It is possible to fish a slip float at any depth ya like. I always fish a float rig just off the bottom like 6' depending on cover in lakes. Try to keep in within a foot or two in rivers.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    No limitation on the use of the Kat Bobbers. Great tool.
     
  5. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    i havent used a slip float on anythign over 6' but i dont really have a place too right now..maybe one day
     
  6. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Ditto!:cool2:
     
  7. NJ CLAD

    NJ CLAD New Member

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    I've used slip floats in over 90 feet of water. The deeper you go, the more difficult to set the stop, as you have to run the line out and measure it. I would also recommend larger, and larger sinkers for deeper and deeper; if that makes sense.
     
  8. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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  9. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    IVE NEVER SEEN 90 FEET ASIDE FROM THE OCEAN LOL
     
  10. RPnKC

    RPnKC New Member

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    Lake Lanier, north of Atlanta,GA.
    160 foot depth. Was there this spring for spotted bass, beautiful lake.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Lanier
     
  11. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    YOU CATCH ANYTHING THAT DEEP?
     
  12. T Man

    T Man New Member

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    The deepest I ever used a slip cork was 26 ft used one ounce weight to get it down fast But I caught a 50 Lb blue to take the big fish award at the WDM gathering on the Msippy in 96 ft of water:smile2:
     
  13. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I reckon a slip float can be used at any depth, and thats the reason its used. Hard to cast with 20 ft of line hangin below a bobber.