Hi Italo, I was wondering if you have any advice for centerpin float fishing for salmon and steelhead in fast, shallow (1′ – 2′) water? I often have the bait stick to the bottom in the rocks as the float, floats ahead and drags the bait along. Thanks for the advice

Posted on August 12th, 2017

Hi Matthew, I would really encourage you to go to our Italo Labignan YouTube and click and watch all the steelhead shows & tips we have uploaded. Key things to remember when drift-fishing with a float is;

  1. Use the right float size/split-shot sinkers to get the best presentation depending on the current speed and water depth.
  2. Change the float-to-bait depth consistently as you fish different waters (pool, run, tail-out, etc.) for changing drift depth.
  3. Always let the float free-drift at current speed so that the bait is directly below, or slightly ahead of the float.
  4. If all the above are correct, you should be drifting just off bottom and the only time the float will move or go down is if you have a fish on.
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