Slip floats for channel catfish

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by jerseycat9, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Alrigh heres a tip that may help some when I fish a big river from shore in spring and fall with cut bait I try to find big creeks or smaller rivers flowing in to the bigger river then cast my slip rig in the smaller river and let it float out till it stops half of the time when it stops a fish has picked it up so be ready I prefer to wade the smaller river while doing this but it is not necessary You have a good chance at trophy channels this way ive caught many over ten pounds using this method in an area of river were ten pounders were rare so good luck
     
  2. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I use a slip float my self, and I do decent at times.
     

  3. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Where a stream or creek runs into a lake or river is prime fishing area.
     
  4. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    yeah the slip float covers more area than throwin out with a sinker it helps you find the active cats a little quicker
     
  5. Gibbzilla

    Gibbzilla New Member

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    I always use slip floats for channels, with good results.
     
  6. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin New Member

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    I had some really good luck fishing with a slip float a few weeks ago. I couldn't keep my pole in the water. I caught a lot of 2-4# and had a few break the line. It's fun watching that bobber just slam under the water.