I use them a lot, mostly for baitfishing in the back bay where there's very little current. I also use em in situations where I want my bait to sweep along the beach either with eels or when I'm trying to figure out where in a specific beach structure the fish are holding.
They work better then a fishfinder for these uses because they move more and are less prove to tangling with braid.
"I just wanta play everyday despite small nagging injuries --
and go home to a woman who appreciates how full of crap I truly am"..... Crash Davis