This article explains in detail how you can catch game using the lift float technique
The lift float technique is among the simplest and most effective strategies for catching fish, especially when feeding carefully.
You can use the lift float method to catch various fishes, including the carp, bream, or trench.
To use the lift float method, you need to understand how it works, and you need the proper equipment to set it up.
It would be best if you have a float, a swivel, a hook, along with some swan shots. In addition, you will also require your reel, line, and rod.
The basic principle of the method is that you over-shot both the float and the fish. You manage it so that all the weight is laid on the bottom.
The lift float method works when the float road is set up upon rod rests. The rod tip and line have to stay stationary. Furthermore, it’s a good idea to use big floats with plenty of buoyancy.
Using the lift float method, 99% of the bites will make the float either disappear from view or rise.
When a fish takes the bait, the shot often gets raised from the lake bed, causing the float to lift out of the water. Sometimes the float even lays horizontally on the surface. This is where the name for the method comes from.
Some anglers like to fish the float around an inch under the water. When the fish picks the bait, the float rises to the surface. More often than not, the float may knock from side to side. It is not a good idea to strike then, no matter how appealing it appears to be.
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Now to the afternoon’s fishing.
I arrived at the lake at about half past 12 and immediately started looking for signs of carp. I baited up around 10 marginal spots around the lake. On my second lap, I spotted some bubbles coming up below a small overhanging tree. At this point, I think I should add that polarised sunglasses are a must when doing this type of fishing. They make it much easier when staring at a float for hours but more importantly, they make it so much easier to spot sings of fish such as coloured water.
I stealthily set up my rod, opting for sweetcorn on the hook. I usually like to use worms, however I had no time to dig for them in the garden. I lowered the float into place, sat back and waited. After a few minutes, I saw the flash of a tail just to the right of my spot. I received a few twitchy bites but struck into nothing. I had a feeling that maybe some roach were picking up my corn and running off with it. I decided to swap out my hook bait for a small bit of bread, just to check whether they were roach. The float twitched from site to side but after 5 minutes without any proper bites I decided to check the bait. It was gone. I decided to opt for a larger ball of bread on the hook in the hope that it would temp the carp I had seen 15 minutes or so prior.
Sure enough, after just a few minutes using the bigger hook bait, I was hooked up to a carp. Unfortunately, after only 20 or so seconds, the carp spat the hook. I caught a glimpse of the fish and it only looked a few pound (or so I told myself) so I wasn’t too bothered.
Author: Joe Chappell
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