What's The Deal With Slip Bobbers?

What's The Deal With Slip Bobbers?
Over the past few years we have seen the uprising of targeting walleyes with slip bobbers and the fall of conventional thinking when it comes to targeting those finicky, elusive fish.  Whether you are fishing day or night, slip bobbering for walleyes plain ole works.  It does not seem to matter the time of the year, walleyes seemingly can not resist a leech, crawler, or minnow suspended in the water, just waiting to be gulped up. 

We have been busy over here with our "research" out on the water (finding any excuse to get out fishing).  We linked up with a few local guides, tournament anglers, and weekend warriors to find out just what is going on.

Corbin Hime from "First City Guide Service" has been using this technique quite often this year out on the water with his clients.  He explained that this year has been interesting with walleyes seemingly staying shallow all year.  When out with clients he has found decent schools of walleyes on the edge of structure and weed beds, this is where slip bobbering comes into play.  Tossing a slip bobber with a small jig head, tipped with a leech about 1.5' to 2' off the bottom has been the key for successful guide trips. 

The night bite has been stellar this year on just about every single lake that we have been on (which is ALOT).  One of our favorite presentation has been to slip bobber the tops of humps, break lines, and pinch points fo target actively feeding walleyes.  We have been using the Lighted Fire Floats paired with either a bare hook and split shot or a small jig.  Imagine trying to slip bobber at night without a well lit bobber... That would be a whole lot of fun with that big ole spot light on at all times. 

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