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to all that shore fish because we are poor how if at all do you go about setting a slip bobber for a certain depth if i have no electronics to help me just wondering i have never used this type of set up before so i dont even know if it would work or produce from shore based off an educated guess of what depth to set.
 

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Put a weight near the hook, cast out. If the float doesnt stand up then you need to move your stop down(Closer to the hook). If you cast out and it stands up than that means your hook is not on the bottom. Where are you fishing?

Hope this helps


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yea that helps i guess what i was really asking is if i have no fish finder to mark depths with what if any are good methods of doing this from shore or would it be more of a process of elimiantion through out the day if thats the case i think that would be too slow to be productive
 

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Slip bobbers are cake,dude.I found it easier to leave it long and find the bottom then keep adjusting the bobber stop till it doesnt hit the bottom.Or else let the fish tell you where to set it.Wait 15 mins and keep adjusting deeper if no bites.
 

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nice i will try this out this weekend again i am adding new set ups and tech. to my tool bag and this site has been great if any one has a trout ? i will be happy to help but its not hard to throw out a mepps or panther or some bait trout dumb fish
 

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meandmydog said:
trout dumb fish
you got that right. Even the large, wild ones in the rivers are dumb and easy to catch in most situations. I myself like using slipbobbers, and I usually countdown how deep it is out where I am casting first. Then, put your bobberstop roughly 1 ft above the line where it stopped after you reel in. Then you are 1 ft. off the bottom. Most fish are close to the bottom anyway. Crappies sometimes, as well as trout, can be tricky about where they are at in the water column though. Experiment when fishing for crappie.
Hope this helps.
 
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