Fishing with Bobbers or Floats

Fishing Tackle | Fishing Rigs

The basic floating rig is setup with a bobber, a split shot for the weight and a hook with your bait.  Some of the details that are important when fishing with a bobber are the depth, type of bait, and the type of fish you are fishing for.  It is probably the most common fishing rig for new anglers just learning how to fish.  If you are interested in fishing deeper water with a float, you may want to learn about the slip bobber rig.

Best Baits on a Bobber or Float

You can use any live or natural bait on a split shot rig.  Take a look at our fishing with live bait section to learn more about these baits.

Small Jigs

Soft Plastics


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