Pro's Pointer #9

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We're not saying Johnnie Candle has discovered the "fountain of youth," but in this week's Pro's Pointer, he shows us a way to help fisherman feel much younger.

Johnnie Candle, MWC World Walleye Champion & ND Fishing Hall of Famer:

"Suspending a piece of livebait below a slip bobber is an incredible way to catch a variety of species of fish and it works year round. As simple as the technique may seem, it's amazing to me how many folks ask what is the proper way to adjust the depth of your slip bobber? Here's how I do it. I start with a simple clip-on weight. I'll attach that to my jig or plain hook and I'll drop that to the bottom of the lake beside the boat. In this case you can see that we have to much line between the bobber stop and our jig by the fact that the bobber is laying on its side. I'll simply slide the stop closer to the jig and I'll test again. This time, it pulls the bobber under water and the distance between the surface of the water and bobber will be the distance the bait will be suspended off the bottom. There's no doubt that keeping the lure in the strike zone longer is going to lead to more fish and a slip bobber is a great way to accomplish that. One added bonus is no matter how old you are when you see that bobber go down, you can't help but feel like a kid again. I'm Johnnie Candle and that's this week's Pro's Pointer."

Candle has been very successful in his guide business recently using slip bobbers.

Next week, he explains why he carries a rubber band with him when he's in the boat.