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I am fishing the tournament in three weeks and am wondering if floats will work on reds. I remember how bad the crabs were in the November tournament. INSANE!!! Anyway if they are bad again I am wondering if those bluefish floats will work for reds.

Anyone ever try this?

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First Drum I ever saw caught was on a fireball big bluefish rig by Coleman like 27 yrs ago. He caught another one on little bluefish float few years back. I caught one, one year bottom fishin that had a fireball rig already stuck in his mouth so I think you probably could catch one that way.

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Thanks Dave, something to go to if the crabs are thick. I'd prefer not to use this rig if I can get away with it....

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It probably won't be crabs phil, likely be snappers that are stealing bait. I say if it aint broke...

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I would think drum would like those little crabs! I know I have found a lot of them in stripers. It's the rays I can't stand while drum fishing.

The thing I don't like about floats is they put more resistance on your bait.

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That huge Drum I caught September before, was on a yakked-out Chark rig.

I had a piece of 3" foam (pool noodle) tied to a swivel which held the slab about 2' off the bottom.

Didn't seem to bother that big boy....

Mix it up, try everything, ya never know!!!

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you can make your own drum rigs and control the distance from the bottom. you can even use smaller floats(walleye floats work well). drum will hit a surface lure at times also.

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