That is why I use about two rod lengths of 40 pound shock leader to the fish-finder rig. Haven't lost any lead yet.Also, the fish finder arrangement is sometimes not strong enough causing the sinker to come off.
Originally posted by Green Cart
...a fish finder does not allow the maximum cast distance. ]Shorten the distance from the hook to the swivel to increase distance. I have used as short as 6" of 80 or 100 lb test leader material to correct this.
...While surf fishing at the ocean, sometimes the sinker rolls one way while the bait keeps going another way a long way before the fisherman is aware of that. ]Make sure to "set" the sinker after casting to make it dig into the bottom. Storm or "Frog" sinkers work great for this.
...The fish finder also creates more tangles if two lines get caught together. ]Make sure to fish near someone who knows how to cast or fish at AI where your nearest neighbor is Shaggy (And I know he can cast straight!)
...the fish finder arrangement is sometimes not strong enough causing the sinker to come off. ]Use quality materials and it should perform flawlessy. I have yet to have the sinker come off even after using 10 oz and bait in the Atlantic surf.