When you are fishing in situations where you need to float your baits out in large areas of water, the balloon fishing rig is a good choice. You can cover much more area with this rig, which is designed to catch more wind so it can move quickly over far distances. The balloon fishing rig is a great option for anglers who want to feel like they are drift fishing, but don’t have access to a boat.
For this simple rig, you’ll first make a slip sinker, then you’ll attach it balloon which you’ll tie above the sinker on the line. While these are generally simple rigs, they can be made to be more complex and advanced. There are many different variations you can try for this rig, but the main requirement is that you must attach a balloon to the line so your bait can float along quickly and easily.