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#12800940 - 06/21/18 05:06 PM Keeping bait off bottom
uncle_bagster Offline
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Anyone use a float on their leader to keep baits from settling on the bottom? If so, what's the best type of float, as well as the best way to rig?

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#12800967 - 06/21/18 05:40 PM Re: Keeping bait off bottom [Re: uncle_bagster]
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Yeah, there's a name for it - I think it's called a Santee-Cooper rig, where the float is in between the sinker & the hook.
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#12800983 - 06/21/18 05:58 PM Re: Keeping bait off bottom [Re: uncle_bagster]
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Santee cooper and three way. Use a pegged cigar float
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#12801040 - 06/21/18 07:05 PM Re: Keeping bait off bottom [Re: uncle_bagster]
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I like the 3 inch cigar floats-
I seem to get the best deal on eBay in 25 ct packages-
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#12801053 - 06/21/18 07:22 PM Re: Keeping bait off bottom [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
uncle_bagster Offline
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
Santee cooper and three way. Use a pegged cigar float



I use a toothpick for a peg, and that prevents up and down sliding. I have a bunch of hooks, leader, and barrel swivel rigs already tied up and forgot to run line inside the floats.


Edited by uncle_bagster (06/21/18 08:17 PM)

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#12801212 - 06/21/18 09:56 PM Re: Keeping bait off bottom [Re: uncle_bagster]
spazm09 Offline
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Cigar floats. Make sure it's big enough to hold up your bait. Sometimes big chunks of cutbait can be too heavy for the float.
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#12801414 - 06/22/18 08:15 AM Re: Keeping bait off bottom [Re: uncle_bagster]
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Originally Posted By: uncle_bagster
I use a toothpick for a peg, and that prevents up and down sliding. I have a bunch of hooks, leader, and barrel swivel rigs already tied up and forgot to run line inside the floats.


You can (I do) use the floats that snap onto the line as well.
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