Gamakatsu ” New lighted bobber “

  • Profile photo of Bob CarlsonBob Carlson
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    Mille Lacs Lake (eastside), Mn.
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    #1234138

    While working the NW Sport Show last month, I found this new bobber that Gamakatsu has out link to new bobber on web site check them out….it has a really bright top that I think is going to work out well night fishing on Mille Lacs. They are a little spendy at $11.00

    I purchased mine at Fleet Farm

    check them out……

    Profile photo of doug-ertldoug-ertl
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    St Cloud, MN
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    #438582

    I will be stopping at Fleet Farm this morning.

    Profile photo of shaleyshaley
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    Milford IA
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    #438588

    Neat bobber, with the LED a battery should last several nights instead of several hours like most do now. I’ll be looking for a couple myself.

    Profile photo of david_scottdavid_scott
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    Twin Cities
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    #438638

    I hate it already, I’ll save my cash. I like Gamakatsu hooks.. but I had enough tangles with the old blue fox bobbers and other floats that had the swivel on the bottom for the line, or just the hole in the float seemed to work better some of the time. Nothing but problems in the cold weather when line memory came into play especially.

    Make a cast and 10 minutes later you realize you wasted 10 minutes because the line twisted on the swivel.

    I’ll stick to the Thill lighted floats for now until they come out with a better design.

    Great idea with the LED light and high visibility.. but its the only strong point I see. I dont think it would outweigh the burden of excess tangles.

    Just my .02 cents.. we all have our own opinions and preference.

    avatarjon_jordan
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    St. Paul, Mn
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    #438640

    Ditto to what Dave wrote….I’ll never use a float with the swivel end design. Just too many tangles.

    Thill has a good product and one light will last the season. And for me, that’s usually longer than the float lasts.

    -J.

    avatarjon_jordan
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    St. Paul, Mn
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    #438642

    The Gami float looks like this one pictured here on the left. Been around for a long time. The one next to it is similar, but with a single hole on the bottom. The third one is a Thill where the line slides all the way through, top to bottom.

    avatarjon_jordan
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    St. Paul, Mn
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    #438643

    The last one is a set up I use a lot. Simply take a cheap foam bobber and drill a hole into the top. Insert a “Glow Stick” into the hole and you are set to go. The glow sticks last all night.

    Profile photo of chris-tucknerchris-tuckner
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    Hastings/Isle MN
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    #438670

    I have made my own lighted weighted bobbers for this year. I will show you guys after the Big D..

    avatarrobstenger
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    Northern Twin Cities, MN
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    #438694

    I 3rd the Thills. Use to use the ones in the picture above on the left and stopped for reasons stated by F-Dave & JJ. I have had no problems since using the Thills.

    Profile photo of chris-tucknerchris-tuckner
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    Hastings/Isle MN
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    #438802

    I have taken Thills to the next level!

    Profile photo of kootykooty
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    1 hour 15 mins to the Pond
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    #438823

    Note to self:”trash Tuck’s boat looking for lighted bobbers during opener”.

    Profile photo of chris-tucknerchris-tuckner
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    Hastings/Isle MN
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    #439034

    Oh, I am sure “Wally” will have plenty of tricks to catch the bigguns!

    Profile photo of doug-ertldoug-ertl
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    St Cloud, MN
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    #439488

    Tuck- you do realize now your boat, truck, pockets and cooler is on the list for a full blown inspection.

    I picked up a few of the gamkatsu bobbers and these things are bright. I do agree with the above statements on the tangles with the swivels. I like a good challenge.

    Profile photo of sliderfishnsliderfishn
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    Blaine, MN
    Posts: 5,120
    #439492

    Quote:


    I like a good challenge.


    That’s why you hang around the likes of Tuck, Bobber, Hooks, the list could go on and on.

    I will pay for that comment

    Ron

    avatarrobstenger
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    Northern Twin Cities, MN
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    #439499

    This thread is a Walleye Bobber thread, your people are not allowed in here much less to post anything Slider

    Go back to the Homer Simposon Crank thread under the Grass Carp Forum.

    Profile photo of sliderfishnsliderfishn
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    Blaine, MN
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    #439530

    [quoteThat’s why you hang around the likes of Tuck, Bobber, Hooks, the list could go on and on.


    I knew I forgot someone

    Hey Lip Service

    Ron

    Profile photo of brian_petersonbrian_peterson
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    Eagan, MN
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    #439736

    You guys are killing me! I also use Thills!

    Profile photo of jami_ritterjami_ritter
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    Hastings, MN
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    #439742

    Lip service , thats a good one. I’ll have to remember that one.

    Jami

    Profile photo of jami_ritterjami_ritter
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    Hastings, MN
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    #439744

    Kooty, next time I’m at his place I’ll take a couple of quick pictures of them. Then we can get a plan together to over them on the opener

    Jami

    Profile photo of WhiskerkevWhiskerkev
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    Madison
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    #441195

    Jon,

    How do you get the Thill lights to last all season? I am lucky if I get two nights out of them. I agree they are the best I have used. I just wish that I could get better performance out of the battery/lights.

    avatarjon_jordan
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    St. Paul, Mn
    Posts: 10,935
    #441202

    I didn’t say they last all season. The glow sticks last all night.

    -J.

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