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Old 04-30-2016, 02:42 PM   #1
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I'm heading to the ocean in a few weeks and wanted to try the "bubble rig." I was looking for recommendation of the size of float that is necessary. One site referenced two inches. I was able to find a store that had a 12 pack of 1-3/4" bubbles for $2.99. Alternatively I can order one 2-1/2" for $0.96 site to store from Walmart. What do you think? Are the 1-3/4" big enough or will I wish I would have gotten the larger ones? Thanks.
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What does "*gulf" mean?
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What does "*gulf" mean?
Unless your'e on the East Coast

You will be fishing the "Gulf" of Mexico.

Not the Atlantic Ocean.

2 entirely different places. And not interchangeable.
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Realistically i think youll be fine with the small ones, 3$ isn't enough to worry about
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I know what a gulf is. I didn't know "*gulf" was a question.
As in "Are you fishing in the gulf?"

I will be fishing in the Atlantic off the coast of N.C.

I asked the question here because it seemed like an active forum with knowledgeable members.

NKlamerus, Thanks for your answer. I was planning on getting the 1-3/4" ones but didn't want to be lacking the casting distance the 2-1/2" may provide.

Have you used smaller bubbles?
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Clifton, if they are the clear ones, you adjust the weight by adding or removing some water.
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Kingfish, Thanks. I know, however, the larger ones will hold more water.

Has anyone used a smaller bubble?
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Just get yourself the bigger ones, you're not gonna use 12 bubbles. Two should last you the whole season of fishing.
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:44 AM   #10
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Small ones will be adequate
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