Hello everyone! This is my first post here at Catfish1. A guy I sat next to at a pay pond recently pointed me this direction. Glad to be a part of the community. So, I've gotten my rods and reels, made some rod holders, etc. But, I notice two out of three or more of the guys out there fishing are using Pole Floats on a slip bobber rig to fish off the bottom. I have two questions (hopefully simple). 1. How do I set this rig up? I think I have most of it down pat except for the sinkers. I'm going to thread on the bobber stop at my necessary depth, add the Pole Float, bead, barrel swivel, leader, then hook. What sinkers should I be using? Is it possible to use an egg sinker or some such? I'd like to avoid split shots if I can. I'm not a big fan. 2. How do you guys go about judging the depth of a pond? Is there an easy way?