Slip corking for catfish is a slang term that refers to the catfishing technique of fishing with a slip bobber rig. There are many different popular catfish rigs that can be used for catching channel catfish but catfishing with a slip cork is hands down my preferred method of catching catfish using punch baits, dip baits and other forms of prepared baits.
This is one of my “go to” techniques for putting up huge numbers of fish when I am fishing for channel catfish.
The setup provides a few key advantages over other catfish rigs (like the slip sinker rig).
- Uses the top of the water as a reference point
- Depth can be adjusted quickly and easily
- Provides a visual aid for monitoring bites
- Allows for greater sensitivity above and beyond many other forms of rigging
This video is the next one in the series with Charles from CJ’s Catfish Bait Company where we are covering catfishing with punch baits. If you haven’t read the first article and video where Charles talks about CJ’s Catfish Bait, make sure you check that one out also.
Charles is a die hard fisherman and while he enjoys crappie fishing as well he loves catching catfish with his baits. He fishes for blue catfish and channel catfish from the bank using his punch bait and a special setup based on a float that is manufactured by his company.
I have mentioned several times that I use a similar setup but that I don’t use a standard float like you buy in stores because the setup that I use provides much greater sensitivity for catching catfish. The rig and float that is outlined in this article is somewhat similar to what I use but I make my own corks and the rigging process is pretty different. I will get into my secret channel catfish rig at some point but that’s another article for another day.
Charles does most of his catfishing from the shore (aka bank fishing) but there are some key points that he covers in this video with me that I have been trying to emphasize since day one.
Some of the topics covered in this catfishing video are:
- An overview of slip corking for catfish
- The advantage of using a long limber fishing rod (see Choosing a Catfish Rod and Ugly Stik Salmon Rod)
- Why he holds his fishing rod at ALL times (see Catfish Punch Bait 101)
- Why he only fishes with one rod when using punch bait (see Catfish Punch Bait 101)
- How to rig (See Slip Bobber Rigs and Catfish Rigs)
- The advantage of this special bobber that he is using over “traditional” slip bobbers
- What the advantage is of these techniques and rigging
- How to set this up for night fishing
You can find out more CJ’s Bait Company through their website http://cjsbait.com
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