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Lil' Corky® Bait Floater

CORKY EGG IMITATION FLOATS BAIT ABOVE BOTTOM

  • Positions Bait Where Cruising Fish can Quickly See/Find It
  • Can be Used with Live or Prepared Dough Bait

Product Know-How

"Still-Fishing" (also known as dead-sticking or plunking) dough bait for trout is a popular and productive method for catching trout from lakes, reservoirs and rivers. It’s so Easy: Cast out, allow your outfit to sink to the bottom, wait for a bite, and set-the-hook when your rod tip dips toward the water. It’s important to leave some slack in your line, so trout can swim off with your bait and swallow it without feeling line resistance before you yank back on your rod tip to set the hook.

12 Available Finishes

  • 12

Available Sizes

  • 12
  • 14

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Instructions

Important
When using PowerBait® you can greatly increase your success by using the right amount of dough trout bait in combination with a Lil’ Corky® single-egg-imitation such that your bait will float above bottom so cruising trout can quickly see/find it. This is fundamental to success and often results in quick limits! The buoyancy of your Lil Corky single-egg-imitation will take the guess work out of how much dough bait is the right amount to float your bait.

When rigging a Lil’ Corky/PowerBait combination, use a ball of PowerBait® slightly larger than your Lil’ Corky. We can tell you, based on extensive testing and observation of underwater video footage, that you will catch far more fish if your Lil’ Corky and PowerBait combination floats side-by-side in the water column.

Selecting the Right Weight
Leader length is important because, after all, you want your bait floating at the depth the fish are cruising, which might be close to the bottom during times when the water is clear and sun bright, higher in the water column during the spring - when water temperatures begin to warm - early and/or late in the day, or on overcast days. And while the average leader length should be 18-to-24 inches, a leader long enough to extend above bottom growing vegetation might be the ticket to success when trout are swimming just above the weed tops.

Rigging is Easy
Simply thread your main line (extending from your rod tip) through the hole in your oval egg sinker, add a small plastic bead, and tie your line end to a size ten (10) barrel swivel. Then attach your leader (18-to-24 inches), complete with Lil’ Corky threaded on leader above hook, to the free end of your swivel end, then mold a ball of PowerBait around your hook. Note: A size 12 treble hook should be used in combination with a size 12 Lil Corky, and size 14 treble with size 14 Lil' Corky bait floater.

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