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Drift Fishing
By TeamWhiskers
Vince

The drift chain is designed to stir up everything on the bottom. Tie it on your engine mount with a half hitch and let the rope stay up in the boat so all you have to do is give the rope a yank and drag it in later… Haven't you ever heard of throwing a ˝ gallon milk jug over filled with concrete and some will even attach the pole tip bells above it to make even more of a racket. You want to get them moving out of their dormant stage for these techniques. Keep making swipes 20 to 30 feet apart. You have 6 foot of the back of your boat to work out of and if your poles on the outside are out at a 45 degree angle then you have 10 to 12 feet for your spread. Do not run more than 2 poles a person as drifting, things happen very fast. This is for drifting off the back of your boat. If your boat drifts sideways, you are even better off with more room.

Let’s keep this simple… Don’t get to fancy with the rigs. It is all over hyped anyhow. All you are going to do is loose tackle and take up valuable time. Just tie your hook onto your main line and a foot and a half to two foot up the main line put on a two way swivel with 3 foot of 6 pound test and a drop sinker just enough to get it down there. I like to over loop it on so I can adjust it if I want. Sometimes you can even add a float just above the hook to make sure it gets off the bottom your desired height. If you have clickers, set them about 5 pounds above your drift rates to save your poles from snags if you are not on top watching them closely.

Drift Fishing© copyrighted 2006 All rights reserved
Feb. 9, 2006

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