Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
TMBeard

Slip Bobbering Question

Recommended Posts

Excuse my ignorance as I am a musky guy that likes to pickup a few walleyes for the pan from time to time.

My question is, should I be using a egg type sinker when fishing lakes like Vermilion? I learned a valuable lesson a few years ago when I tried to use a lindy type weight and lost 3 rigs in the rocks. The other option I thought of was using a Lindy no snag weight. I have young kids so I would prefer the visual effect of the bobber.(I will admit, I also find it benefical) Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For slip bobber fishing you usually want the bait to be near the bottom, but not to touch bottom, especially in rock infested areas that love to eat tackle. With a medium size slip bobber, 2-3 #7 split shot 1 foot above the hook/jig are just about right, as long as you're not using huge minnows. You want the bobber to ride low in the water so it doesn't have too much resistance when the fish bites, but not so low that it goes under every time a wave hits it. It gets tricky when the fish are on a fairly steep break, where your bobber could drift into shallower water and hit bottom/snag up. Try to start by setting your bobber about 1 foot higher than where you marked the fish, and try adjusting from there.

If you're lindy rigging over or around rocks, you might try a 3 way rig with an egg sinker on the dropper line, or a bottom bouncer to minimize snags.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Excuse my ignorance as I am a musky guy that likes to pickup a few walleyes for the pan from time to time.

My question is, should I be using a egg type sinker when fishing lakes like Vermilion? I learned a valuable lesson a few years ago when I tried to use a lindy type weight and lost 3 rigs in the rocks. The other option I thought of was using a Lindy no snag weight. I have young kids so I would prefer the visual effect of the bobber.(I will admit, I also find it benefical) Any advice is greatly appreciated.

If you are slip bobbering they nailed it on the head, no need for an egg sinker. If you are riggin in a rocky area I would use an egg sinker held in place by a split shot, I know I try to use that method when riggin on the river due to snags, much more affordable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are using leeches with a slip bobber just use a plain smaller hook with no sinker just hook and leech. It takes a while for the leech to swim down but there is no better action than the natural action of a leech slowly sinking down!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All,

Thank-you for the help/information. The wife and I will be up on Vermilion Aug 15-23 for our annual trip. Looking forward to trying these suggestions out. Perhaps if Im lucky, a couple in the pan for a Friday night fish fry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a personal note but i have switched to using small rubber core sinkers on my slip bobber rigs the split shot seems to tighten on the line and weaken it. I use a swivel underneath my bobber adn can tell that when I have had break offs the split shot had weakend the line and that is where it broke off. I went to a seminar by Greg Bohn a year back and he uses soley rubber cores.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this