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Old 06-17-2018, 09:08 PM   #1
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Was wondering if this would be a good investment while drift fishing some offshore spots . Does anyone here use one ? and thoughts on this idea ? I’m trying to keep the bait in the strike zone a little longer.
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:46 PM   #2
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Never even heard of one being used in saltwater but don't know why it wouldn't work on a smaller boat.
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I have a 22 ft pro line it’s not too big
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Wouldnt it just be easier to bump the boat in and out of gear/hold on a spot?
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Yeah I’m doing this now and it’s pretty taxing cutting baits watching machine also having my fishing rod in my hands during all of this
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You need to hire an octopus
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Think of the drift sock like a sail.

You can perform a maneuver with the drift sock and your motor in gear akin to the sailor's "Heave To" and your boat will stay in one spot.

It's much easier to just google it and watch some YouTube videos than for me to try and describe.
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Drift socks are very common in saltwater fishing.
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Really? Never seen one in Florida.
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Yes I was thinking 🤔 the same thing. I use to drag my anchor a few years ago when I commercial fished out of Tarpon Springs but those anchors were like 50 lbs and this bottom is different. I put it on order and I will try it out and report back.
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