What type of float do you use?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by georgiamike, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. georgiamike

    georgiamike New Member

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    I have heard several people use a float on the leader to thier bait to keep the bait floating up off of the bottom. What kind of a float do you use? I was thinking of tying a piece of sponge or stoyfoam on the leader.
     
  2. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    An egg shaped pin float that slides onto the leader and ya can pin it in place with the pin that comes with them. Once the float is on ya can then secure the leader to your swivel. Works well. If ya want send me your address and I'll send ya a few. Dicks sporting goods has one that I like to use also. They are red and come packaged 2 to a pac. Let me now with a PM.
     

  3. Pylodictis Olivaris

    Pylodictis Olivaris New Member

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    Depends on the weight of your bait...around here a lot of people use the old red and white "farmer" bobbers because they can be easily put on and they are dirt cheap.
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I use the crappie bobbers. Sometimes with the toothpick and sometimes with the clips on both ends. The size is determined by the size of the bait.
     
  5. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    I Use Slip Bobbers, Usually The Bigger The Bait The Big The Bobber
     
  6. georgiamike

    georgiamike New Member

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    Ok I picked up some of the cigar shaped floats to use, they are orange, should I paint them black or does it matter. My initial thought is that the cats will not pay it any attention but I dont know a darn thing so my thoughts really dont matter, lol
     
  7. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Peg cork..and the colors do make a difference:crazy:
     
  8. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    I have these small clip on bobbers that I use for bluegills. They are about as big around as your thumb..maybe a little bigger.. As far as color I'm not going to say that it does not matter but those little floats are red and white and I have no problem.
     
  9. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I use the long type floats, I also like the rounds ones to.
     
  10. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Ya think so Sam? I've used every color from yellow,orange, red and flourescent green and they have nver effected the bite for channels. What has been your experience with them? THANX!
     
  11. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Agree with Big George. Its not like lure fishing, the catfish doesn't bite the float, but the bait. It doesn't even see the float unless you are fishing the bait right next to the float. Color doesn't matter, except to the fisherman. For that reason, I use flourescent green ones. I pick them up in bright light or in the early morning at evening better. White is also good for me.

    My favorite floats of the moment are 6-8" long stick floats, unweighted. Next to that, I use cigar shaped foam floats about 3" long. Either work well, I just like to see the big ones bob up and down.