Make Your Own Slip Bobber Rig

Slip Bobber Rig

The Slip Bobber Rig

  1. Start with a simple plastic bobber for a great homemade slip bobber rig
  2. Remove the hardware from the simple plastic bobber with some wire cutters
  3. This leaves a hole through the middle of your homemade slip bobber rig
  4. Finish by rigging your slip bobber rig for crappie to the depth you want to fish

MAKE YOUR OWN SLIP BOBBER FOR CRAPPIE

This fishing information is valuable even to the avid angler. I’ve fished my whole life and have several ah-hah moments every year when I either figure something out after so many years. Usually it was so simple that I wonder why it took me so long. I also read a lot and find fishing tips, like this slip bobber rig, that shed light on something I think I should have thought of before. Whether you fish for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass or you are into catfishing or crappie fishing these fishing tips and fishing information will help you and yours enjoy whatever fishing you do.

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THE SLIP BOBBER RIG WORKS

Everyone knows how the slip bobber has helped anglers catch more fish. Crappie, catfish, bluegill, walleye and even salmon. The slip bobber can be deadly in deep water as well as shallow. I was forced into this homemade slip bobber rig while fishing from a pier in Valdez Alaska for silver salmon. All of the slip bobbers had sold out at the local bait shop and I was forced to buy the simple plastic bobber and make my own slip bobbers. I found that after removing the hardware my homemade slip bobber worked very well. One problem with slip bobbers is when the line will not slide through them. This low-cost homemade slip bobber works great. The plastic is slick and the line slides easily through these homemade slip bobbers. If you spray a little line lubricant on the slip bobber the line slides even better.

Whether you are into smallmouth bass fishing or fishing for crappie, this slip bobber works. Catfishing, crappie fishing or whatever fishing you do, that requires a slip bobber, this tip will help you not only save a little money, but you might just like these slip-bobbers best of all. I hope this tip helps you out and remember to check back for more.

Learning how to use a slip bobber has always been one of the simplest ways for beginners to catch panfish, but the tactic can become complex when good anglers start tinkering with bobbers. A fixed float comes in handy for fishing shallow, open water areas. Slip bobbers are preferred by the pros for long-distance casting or pitching into tight spots or presenting their baits to suspended fish in deeper water. Anglers can present their lures or live bait in a wide range of situations with this homemade slip bobber.

FISHING THE SLIP BOBBER RIG FOR CRAPPIE

The slip bobber is a very versatile bobber rig. I have used slip bobbers to fish for crappie, bass, walleye, salmon and others. For me the slip bobber is mostly used for crappie. The slip bobber can be used to catch crappie in deep water or shallow. I like to use it myself to probe thick brush. By having the bobber slide down the line you can sit the bait and bobber easily into small holes in the brush then allow the bobber to slip up the line to the predetermined depth where you have placed your bobber stop. This lets you fish tree tops and other cover even in deep water. Oftentimes crappie will hold real tight to the cover moving very little distance to eat your bait. By moving your bait and bobber just a foot over and into another hole in the brush you can get a lot more strikes. The bobber is important, especially when crappie are holding tight, because they are sluggish. The bobber lets you put the bait in front of the crappie giving it more time to decide he wants to eat it.

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If you have great fishing tips or fishing information that you think will help other anglers catch more fish please feel free to send it here ken@kenm75.sg-host.com If you have a website I can add your link back to your site. Photos greatly enhance your tips so add some if you can.

bobber modification

SLIP BOBBER MODIFICATION TURN ANY BOBBER INTO A SLIP BOBBER

This tip/modification comes from a Facebook post by Marty Davis

This is a DIY  modification for your slip bobber rig – Place a bobber stop on your line, then add a small bead and a tiny swivel . Feed the line through one side of the swivel then tie on a small snap swivel. Attach a snelled #8 hook to the snap and then attach a hook. Using the spring loaded clasp attach any regular bobber to the other side of the swivel. Works great as a DIY slip bobber modification.

MAKE YOUR OWN SLIP BOBBER RIG

As the images show below all you need is a simple plastic bobber and remove the hardware for an excellent slip bobber.

HOW TO RIG A SLIP BOBBER VIDEO

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About Ken McBroom 215 Articles
Ken McBroom is an accomplished outdoor writer and photographer. Growing up in Lynchburg Tennessee allowed him many opportunities afield as a boy and young man. Later in life, after Desert Storm, Ken’s wanderlust took him to Alaska to live and work and experience the last frontier. Married now with two beautiful children, Ken now calls Kentucky home where he continues to communicate our American outdoor traditions and the lifestyle it offers.

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