do you bobber or tightline?

United States
March 29, 2007 8:12am CST
we do both depending on where we are fishing. i perfer tightlinning though with the kids cause we dont get tangled in each other near as much. lol we fish rivers here so it is easier. when i was in dallas we did mainly bobber though and i do miss it from time to time. to me it has a different feeling. i would love to go spoonbill snagging though. what do you do and why?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I would rather use a bobber when I fish. I like watching it bob in the water and see it go under when a fish gets on the hook. I really don't like to fish on the bottom of the water so I do not do much tightline fishing. We have a pond out in front of our house and I use a bobber on my fishing pole and my husband loves to tightline fish. He usually ens up with bass or catfish and I catch the bluegills. I have caught one big catfish using a bobber one time though. I don't like sitting there watching my pole or the pole bend downward to see if I have a bite from a fish. I would rather watch my bobber go under instead.
@Impervious (1154)
• United States
29 Mar 07
When I am bait fishing, I go for the tightline. Unless I am fishing for carp then I leave a good bow in the line as they are very wary to begin with. If you haven't tried it you'll like it but keep a close eye on your rods. My daughter has had a few pulled in.
@HighReed1 (1126)
• United States
22 Jul 07
We use both. When we are going shark fishing we use tight lines. Since the bait is way out, it just makes sense. When wade fishing or fishing by the rocks I prefer a bobber. I seem to get snagged alot.