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Wanna Do Some Super Ultra Lite Panfishing?

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Just remembered a trick I used to use for fishing with live bait,but havent in awhile for catching panfish on really small gear.Get yourself the lightest rod and reel combo you can find. Use some 2-4# test and the appropriate Hooks as you prefer.'

The best part I like about this setup is the "bobber". Forget about pencil floats,and red/white or orange and yellow clip on bobbers.

The Bobbers I like to use come straight from the Salmon/Steelhead fishermans arsenal.They are called "Corkies"

http://www.grapentin.com/ColorCharts/Corkies_Lg.jpg

All they are is really small,round slip bobbers.If you can rig up a slip bobber,you can fish these.Little to no weight is needed when using these,thus allowing for a very natural presentation. The "Corky" is also small enough that it goes under with very little resistance,so the fish wont spook and reject the offering.

Downsize like I have described here and get into some large Bluegill or Redear,and your sure to have a blast. Ya never know,ya might just get into some nice Bass. I know my first 5# Bass was caught while I was Bluegill Fishing with a tiny piece of Nightcrawler on a itty-bitty hook on an ultralight setup...Boy was I surprised.

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i love fishing for bluegill when the bass bite isnt exactly on. Love it on my fly rod, also my UL trout rod. I usually use very small strike indicators (basically a fly fishing bobber for nymphing) i need to do some bluegill fishing soon, thanks for reminding me how much fun it is!

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I've found some bobers similar to those at dick's sporting goods I think they were called "thingamabobbers".. Had some that were actually smaller than a dime, but I stuck with the ones that were dime sized.. I'll be trying them out soon since you've given me some ideas..

Thanks :bravo-009:

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I've found some bobers similar to those at dick's sporting goods I think they were called "thingamabobbers".. Had some that were actually smaller than a dime, but I stuck with the ones that were dime sized.. I'll be trying them out soon since you've given me some ideas..

Thanks :bravo-009:

yep i use the thingamabobbers! even tho they are made for fly fishing i like them for spin fishing too when i drift night crawlers for trout.

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Bluegill fishing is the best because every so often you hook into a bass. A couple of summers back I was fishing with my then 4 year old daughter and I had a bluegill on the line and a bass nailed it. I wound up catching the bass instead. It was fun fighting that thing on 2 lb test. Thanks for the reminder!

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