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#3662460 - 07/06/09 10:17 PM FYI: Tennis Ball Fishing Float
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Registered: 12/04/07
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Fishing float made from a tennis ball. Saw some guys using them on a pier in Oceanside, CA several years ago. Made one and used it here in North Texas. Plan to try it out in saltwater once I get to the coast.
"Tennis Ball Fishing Float"

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#3662590 - 07/06/09 10:45 PM Re: FYI: Tennis Ball Fishing Float [Re: fshng84]
chronacast Offline
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Registered: 06/10/09
Posts: 346
Loc: Sweeny, TX
thats pretty neat but would rather just buy a already riges one. but good luck with it!!
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#3672310 - 07/09/09 08:26 AM Re: FYI: Tennis Ball Fishing Float [Re: chronacast]
Mo Offline
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Registered: 10/08/01
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Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
There is a product called " the Launcher " avaiable at
Academy. It is a big lead wieghted float that you can
can a mile. check it out.
There is also a " lemon rig " that uses a lemon juice bottle.
This works for jetty fishing with live bait. You can rig
it to fish 12 feet deep ( or more if you have a long rod) and
still be able to cast it. google it


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#3672379 - 07/09/09 08:46 AM Re: FYI: Tennis Ball Fishing Float [Re: Mo]
perch_jerker Offline
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Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 350
Loc: Rockwall TX
Mo that lemon bottle trick is da bomb for Big Trout...

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#3677977 - 07/10/09 01:42 PM Re: FYI: Tennis Ball Fishing Float [Re: chronacast]
Texas_Catfish Offline
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Registered: 06/25/09
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Loc: Sweeny TX
I have used balloons to fish with free rig with live bait need to try it some times
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#3679490 - 07/10/09 08:05 PM Re: FYI: Tennis Ball Fishing Float [Re: Texas_Catfish]
Stan Wright Offline
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Registered: 03/15/09
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Loc: Hawaii
We use golf balls. A few eye screws and swivels.
They don't hang up as much as lead weights.
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#3681427 - 07/11/09 03:43 PM Re: FYI: Tennis Ball Fishing Float [Re: Stan Wright]
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Registered: 01/31/03
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Loc: The Woodlands Texas
http://www.flexcoat.com/launcher.html
Above is the real deal! They get used at the Lake Livingston dam quite a lot to put baits right in the sweet spot.
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#3712061 - 07/19/09 09:48 PM Re: FYI: Tennis Ball Fishing Float [Re: texcajun]
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agree texcajun -
Used the Launcher this morning to hook-up on small Stripers at Denison Dam's tailrace. Fished from the bank when the morning bite was on. Click-on link for details. Launcher worked great for adding distance to a cast and doubled as a popping cork/attractor to get the schoolies to bite (just like fishing for specks).



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#10889120 - 06/01/15 11:03 PM Re: FYI: Tennis Ball Fishing Float [Re: fshng84]
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Been awhile but did get some practice casting a new Surf Casting Rod using the Tennis Ball Fishing Float... Fun stuff! Today's Video. Good to know the float can do double duty as a practice casting weight!

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#10901378 - 06/07/15 03:54 PM Re: FYI: Tennis Ball Fishing Float [Re: perch_jerker]
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Registered: 04/24/12
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Originally Posted By: perch_jerker
Mo that lemon bottle trick is da bomb for Big Trout...


Do you use it off jetties and how deep do you fish it? Mullet or shrimp?

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#10912302 - 06/12/15 12:48 AM Re: FYI: Tennis Ball Fishing Float [Re: fshng84]
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Started with a multi-fishing fly rig under a Launcher Float, then replaced it with a sinker, tghen switched to the Tennis Ball Fishing Float. Only one fish but did have some good results with distance using the float! Fun stuff! Link.

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