Here's a tip from one of my site visitors, Dave Maurer (mentioned with his permission).
Floats for fishing live bait of any size can be made out of a childs "pool noodle", cut to length needed for buoyancy and insert a piece of 1/8" rigid plastic tubing in it's center ( can be found at most hardware stores in plumbing section ) caulk the tubing in place. Pass the fishing line through the rigid plastic tubing and a nail knot combined with a bead can be used for a stop/depth adjustment.
The orange part is the pool noodle (kids play float), blue is the 1/8" tubing, and the white is the caulk.
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