A slip bobber is designed to do much more than indicate when a fish has taken your bait while fishing. When used properly, slip bobbers will help you to get more fish to take your bait. Unlike fixed-position bobbers, slip bobbers slide on your line, and so gives you better control over catching fish in waters deeper than about 3 feet.
You will need
- Slip bobber
- Fishing line
- Swivel with hook and leader attached
- Tape measure
- Take the end of your fishing line and slide it through the top ring of the slip bobber, allowing it to slide down into the bobber.
- If you are having difficulties with the line trying to fold up inside the bobber, twist the bobber back and forth a little.
- Once you have the line all the way through, slide your weight to the bottom of the bobber.
- Tie a swivel on with the hook and leader already attached.
- Decide how deep you want to fish, then place your bobber stop at that length. For example, if you want to fish at a 5 feet depth, measure up to 5 feet on your line and put the bobber to stop there. This is easier to do if you can lay your pole in a straight line on a flat surface to measure it.
- For an exact measurement use a tape measure to make sure it’s at your chosen depth.
- Use store bought stops or even rubber bands or knots to keep your bobber from sliding down when measuring the line for depth.