All depends on the situation. If the bite is very aggressive, we wait til the bobber is under for a couple of seconds max. If it's more tentative, we look for action that implies the fish has the bait in it's mouth, and isn't just pecking at it. That might be seeing the float move across the water, or maybe tilting for a second or two. Any change in the way the bobber looks for more than a second or two could mean the fish has the hook in its mouth. We prefer tightlining for sunnies, but sometimes weed growth or bottom structure make that very difficult, if not impossible.
Edited by highcountry (05/16/16 07:20 AM)