rip away balloon rig

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by fishndad30, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. fishndad30

    fishndad30 New Member

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    i posted it a few years ago on the old forum , but i cant seem to find the same rig in the "tips" threads.
    i like this rig for fishing from crowded bridges.
    the idea is to release the balloon when it reaches the desired distance from the bridge .
    similar to Styrofoam floating.
    a couple good yanks and and your bait and sinker drop to the bottom while the balloon floats to parts unknown.
    the key is to remove the mouth "ring " from the balloon after its tied .
    similar to a standard balloon float , with a twist .
    check local regulations before using ! you dont need a ticket !
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  2. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    This rig works great to get out to log jams and other non castable places...

    there has to be some sort of current or moving water to carry the balloon as well...

    Thanks for sharing!
     

  3. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    thanks for sharing you tip brother!

    reps to ya: tim
     
  4. Rtpcat

    Rtpcat New Member

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    We do simular when floating baits up to the dam when a back current is present. We use #8 bream hook instead of a snap, once you get 650ft of line out it is hard to snatch it off, smaller wire tears thru easier... Your setup will stop the occasional ballon pop! when you did not expect it. :smile2:
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing this tip. Looks good.
     
  6. fishndad30

    fishndad30 New Member

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    im an old bridge dog from DM, iowa...
    as young skywalker can attest ...
    is the jam still opposite the sand bar on 6th bridge ?
    i love putting a turtle liver in that ol' mess when the bite gets slow in mid day .
    under the bridge , on the rocks on the sand bar side is a great hot spot for crappies and white bass /wypers...a few small mouths as well ... minnow and bobber in the "swirl " currents right under the bridge .set at about 2' , just grazing the rocks , good spot for sunnies too ;)