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I've given up on float fishing #12656224
03/03/18 07:40 AM
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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.

Re: I've given up on float fishing [Re: strangetamer90] #12656258
03/03/18 10:56 AM
03/03/18 10:56 AM
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Universal City Tx.
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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




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Re: I've given up on float fishing [Re: strangetamer90] #12656314
03/03/18 12:53 PM
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San Antonio TX
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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

Re: I've given up on float fishing [Re: strangetamer90] #12656588
03/03/18 04:53 PM
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I love a slip bobber and still use them while fishing for Channel Cat's.

Re: I've given up on float fishing [Re: strangetamer90] #12656954
03/04/18 12:46 AM
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Canyon Lake, TX
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I like straight lining and bottom fishing now mostly. Use floats when entertaining grandkids. They
still like to watch the bobber.

Re: I've given up on float fishing [Re: strangetamer90] #12657337
03/04/18 12:41 PM
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southwest more west than south...
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southwest more west than south...
No bobber or weight for me just the hook and worm.


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