The rigged coneshaped float from Coastal Corks (coastal-corks .com), available in black, orange, pink or white, comes fitted with monofilament line running through the center and a pearl-white bead on top and bottom. Beneath the lower bead, a pre-rigged lead weight both increases casting distance and helps produce a significant baloop on the retrieve. On the bottom of the float, tie 24 inches of monofilament leader and add a jig, spoon, or live or dead bait. Here’s how it works: Cast the rig, then pop the cork on the retrieve to cause commotion. Fish investigate the noise, see the bait and eat it. It’s a simple concept that has caught thousands of trout along the Gulf Coast from Mississippi to Texas.