Heading to the river thursday pm. I have done a search and couldn't fined anything on this. How does everyone run there dead stick on the river. Thank you to everyone who does post on here. You help more than you could believe. Tight lines
I'm no seasoned vet at this but I have used both a jigging rap and a silver spoon as my dead stick and both have caught fish. Same display with a minnow head and i keep it about a foot off the bottom.....every few mins i will reach over and dip it down to hit the bottom a few times.
I was thinking i needed a bobber.
I use a standard two hook perch rig/crappie rig with maybe a half oz sinker. I've been using the little gold snelled hooks that come in the package and hook the minnow in the lips. I use a bobber stop and a flexible bobber that has a slide piece that stays underwater and does not freeze. Drop it right on the bottom, I wait for that bobber to disappear much like watching the line go out on a tip up. After Saturday I put little trebles on to see if I can increase the hook up rate. Sometimes I think I put too much time into messing with the deadstick and should just concentrate on the 2 jigging rods.