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JWHORF

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soft plastics and floats
« on: Apr 28, 2022, 07:56 PM »
Does anybody in here use soft plastics under a float in here?

meandcuznalfy

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Re: soft plastics and floats
« Reply #1 on: Apr 28, 2022, 08:08 PM »
I do, a small jig with a plastic can be killer under a float

JWHORF

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Re: soft plastics and floats
« Reply #2 on: Apr 28, 2022, 08:17 PM »
Great. I am gonna try the plastic under a float.
too cold to be dealing with live bait after every crappie!

Mac Attack

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Re: soft plastics and floats
« Reply #3 on: Apr 28, 2022, 08:17 PM »
Steelhead guys do this all the time.

I’m going to try this on snook down in Florida when I move there.

Killer presentation.

meandcuznalfy

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Re: soft plastics and floats
« Reply #4 on: Apr 28, 2022, 08:51 PM »
A small fly works well also, lots of fly fisherman in Montana are using it now, it's a great presentation.

Johnnh

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Re: soft plastics and floats
« Reply #5 on: Apr 28, 2022, 10:33 PM »
Works well in light wind, down stream current, let current bring it under docks and overhanging trees. In all cases, give it a twitch every few seconds for good results.
I use small jigs, grubs, tubes and flies.

John

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Re: soft plastics and floats
« Reply #6 on: Apr 29, 2022, 02:15 PM »
Gulp Minnows in the 1" size under a bobber is deadly for crappie. The fish don't steal your bait and you can catch several on one minnow. Much cheaper than buying live minnows.
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fishinator

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Re: soft plastics and floats
« Reply #7 on: Apr 29, 2022, 02:48 PM »
That's my favorite panfish tactic. Light jig heads can make all the difference.  I like the 1/80th or 1/100th oz heads and plastics from whack 'em stack 'em.

gotagetm

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Re: soft plastics and floats
« Reply #8 on: Apr 29, 2022, 03:21 PM »
1/32 head plain and 1" red and white tube jig under a stick float with a drop of Mike's anis jell slowly walked back or I tie 1/64 plain head with Chanelle body and calf tail ,with jell ,all white my favorite color with them

Doubles Shooter

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Re: soft plastics and floats
« Reply #9 on: Apr 30, 2022, 06:14 PM »
My number 1 crappie rig.

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Re: soft plastics and floats
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2022, 05:58 PM »
I prefer to cast, but, sometimes the fish want a slow presentation, so that's when I pick a float rig. ;)

I have caught walleye, and, pike on the 3" Berkley gulp minnow / jig combo, under a slip float.
If I want a stationary float system I use Bobber with a Brain.

I would like to try those popping corks sometime.8)
I think the pike, and, possibly walleye, would respond to them just like the saltwater fish do.
They are not sold around here, so, I would have to probably look on line to find them.

WW


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Re: soft plastics and floats
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2022, 05:23 AM »
 I’ve used slip-floated for flats and perch with plastics
 
 

rivereddy

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Re: soft plastics and floats
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2022, 06:28 AM »
This is a deadly combo when it comes to just about every fish that swims. I fish a 1/32 hair jig or small plastic
under one of those cheap teardrop shaped casting bubbles.  I use no sinker so the small jg can move freely with
the current.  Some times I will at a crappie nibble as well. I've taken everything from panfish to mongo sized
channels on this rig.

fish on,

rivereddy

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Re: soft plastics and floats
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2022, 11:21 AM »
Babe Winkleman - or was it one of the Linders -- said jigs are the deadliest all around bait for all species of fish.
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gotagetm

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Re: soft plastics and floats
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2022, 12:13 PM »
I believe Al linder.

 



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