When fish are suspended several feet or more off the
bottom, as walleye will do in the summer, the slip-bobber
is the perfect set up to use with live bait. A traditional bobber
would make casting impossible with more than ten feet of line
needed below the bobber.
Tying a knot or stop in the line and sliding it through the
bobber with split shot and your hook tied on below will
allow you to adjust your depth and still have a short
line to cast. When the bobber hits the water the line will
slide down and stop at the depth you have set with the knot.