View Full Version : Stringers for float tubing

10-25-2005, 10:25 AM
Can anyone offer their tips on stringers while float tubing?

My biggest fear is a dorsil fin puncturing my tube.

Which is the preferred method? a floating wire cage or a long rope stringer?

10-25-2005, 11:52 AM
I've tried long rope and it gets in your legs. My favorite is the chain & clip style. There are many different loops on my tube to fasten to and I can easily make it shorter or longer.

10-27-2005, 08:47 AM
I just tuse the cheap 99 cent stringer and tie it on the side...I have used it only for bass, crappie, bluegill, and trout, but I had no problems.

10-27-2005, 10:33 AM
Catch and release is the best. But if you really want to keep a big fish on you tube and are worried, may be you should use a 3'or 4' pcb pipe and a short stringer at the end.

10-27-2005, 02:19 PM
Run by a Dive Shop and take a look at their bags used for spearfishing. I would think they should work well. Here is a pic.



10-28-2005, 06:26 AM
In fresh water the PVC pipe with a stringer attached or the dive bag are good ideas. In salt water trailing a stringer makes you become a bobber and bait if you know what I mean.

10-28-2005, 09:24 AM
You can get away with whatever stringer that you choose just clip the sharp points off the dorsals after you bonk them in the head.

Either way, having a stringer or a mesh bag will get in the way when you're moving around.
Consider the alternative: C&R & Local Fish Market

11-05-2005, 06:50 AM
Thanks for the tips guys. I ended up going with the floating cage and it seemed to work pretty well.