Best panfishing tackle

Kenny Rodrigue uses a 2 ½- or 3-inch cigar slip cork and ties a bobber stop above his hook, making his rig adjustable to any depth.

When fishing with worms, the angler prefers a No. 1 perch hook with a split shot weight so the cork will stand up on end vertically.

When fishing with plastic tubes a 1/8-, 1/16- or 1/32-ounce weight tube jig also works with this type of float. The bobber stop allows anglers to adjust the jig to the depth fish are biting, whether in the shallows close to shore, around cypress trees in deeper water or extremely deep at the mouths of canals where they meet bayous.

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John Flores was enticed in 1984 to leave his western digs in New Mexico for the Sportsman’s Paradise by his wife Christine. Never looking back, the author spends much of his free time writing about and photographing the state’s natural resources.