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#12656224 - 03/03/18 01:40 AM I've given up on float fishing
strangetamer90 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/21/17
Posts: 18
I always used a bobber, both round and stick for sunfish. The other day out of frustration I decided to change things up and fish like I would for a bass. Sure enough the bites came in. Caught a sunfish off the bottom dragging my grub slowly. Used a piece of Gulp redworm and 1 inch grub. Way different using lures versus the more passive approach with bobbers.

#12656258 - 03/03/18 04:56 AM Re: I've given up on float fishing [Re: strangetamer90]
banker-always fishing Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 44081
Loc: Universal City Tx.
I fish off the bottom for sunfish about 90 percent of the time. I usually use live worms 95 percent of the time. I only use a float if the bottom conditions are rough and have a lot of snags. thumb

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#12656314 - 03/03/18 06:53 AM Re: I've given up on float fishing [Re: strangetamer90]
Laker One Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 12064
Loc: San Antonio TX
When I started targeting sunfish six years ago I was using slip bobbers a lot. I have since switched to using spinning lures and soft plastics on ultralight tackle. I am also learning to use a fly rod which I love. I target several species of fish and sunfish are my favorite. woot

#12656588 - 03/03/18 10:53 AM Re: I've given up on float fishing [Re: strangetamer90]
Gitter Done Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 11580
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
I love a slip bobber and still use them while fishing for Channel Cat's.

#12656954 - 03/03/18 06:46 PM Re: I've given up on float fishing [Re: strangetamer90]
chascat Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/26/03
Posts: 682
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
I like straight lining and bottom fishing now mostly. Use floats when entertaining grandkids. They
still like to watch the bobber.

#12657337 - 03/04/18 06:41 AM Re: I've given up on float fishing [Re: strangetamer90]
gar1970 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1720
Loc: southwest more west than south...
No bobber or weight for me just the hook and worm.
When you catch a fish you feel the door to happiness open


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