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Wade Joseph

"Meat" question.

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I had an idea and was wondering what some of you think of it. If a guy were to rig up a three way with a 2 oz weight on one drop and a 3' leader with a hook on the other then bait up with a smelt and drop it to the bottom and then drift fish it like a bottom bouncer, would that work similar to dragging "meat" with downriggers?

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Wade, Yeah you could do it but heres some things to consider. You'll be in 120-140' of water. 2 oz of weight won't be enough if your drifting. Vertical jigging out there you'll need 2-3 oz of weight and that's sitting still, normally anchored. You won't be covering any ground to speak of so you'll need to be on structure instead of jigging in no-mans land. Because of not being able to drift around you have to pick calm days. Line stretch will be tremendous so you'll need wire(stainless steel.012 dia) or power pro. Because of the heavy jigs and need for good hook sets rods for vertical jigging are short and stout.

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I am with frank on this one wink.gif. I would fish with some one to help you out you would be happy you did... cool.gif.

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Just curious and I hate to beg.

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