Originally Posted by bassinbrian
Important note for drift fishermen ... you MUST pay attention to your surroundings !!
From Barges, anchored boats, bridges, submerged jetties, shallows, big floating debris ... it's no joke out there. You must be alert.
Some days you can get a nice drift going and float for miles ... other days you're getting pushed all over from the wind, maybe lots of boat traffic, etc ... it can be a pain sometimes. It's a lot more work than anchoring up.
But I love drifting.
Can I assume all else being equal drifting will product more fish in the boat ?
Do most drift ? I have yet to try a drift sock but would think they would be very advantageous when the drift is toooooo fast. If I use one should I buy or make and what size for my 21cc Mako. Regarding distance would I Let then run just a couple car lengths off the boat or farther ?
I would assume that more ground can be covered drifting and hence produce more bites.
I find Doc Z's post very interesting about anything south of Kingston your wasting your time with using Herring, go bloodworms. I don't understand why ? The Herring do have to "pass" that area to get to the locks or anywhere north.
Regarding the comment about the drift sock, I have yet to one but would think they would be very advantageous when the drift is toooooo fast. Do a lot of guys use them ? If I use one should I buy or make one and what size for my 21cc Mako. Regarding distance would I Let then run just a couple car lengths off the boat or farther ?