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I learned recently of a new bobber system that I found very good for catching goldeye for catfish cutbait, and I thought some of my fellow "river rats" would find this helpful too. It is called a "Rocket Bobber" It is made by a company called Tackle 2000 (Phone # 715-675-2330). What is different with this bobber is that it is weighted so you can cast a long distance with it and it is weighted in such a way that with a small jig it will lay flat on the water and then will stand up when the goldeye bites. By laying flat in the water, there is little wind resistence and you can gradually reel in you line so you can cover a lot of water keeping your bait at the proper depth. The bobber also clips on your line so you don't have to worry about your slip boober knot moving. This bobber also works fantastic for crappie fishing. Give them a try-- you will like them. Bruce

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I need to see them some time Bruce!

A tip I have for you is the Angel Eye Jr's for Goldeye, they work great! Tip them with a chunk of crawler and run them like a regular float rig. If they are hitting light I relace the tiny treble hook with a long shank true turn and they get hung when they peck.

The copper, glow pink, and the red headed dull copper colors really works great Bruce!

I found they work especially well in or near fast flowing water where the goldeye are cicking off shiners.

No need to let that ice tackle sit all summer eh.


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