I have found that I get better circle hook sets on pomps using Sputniks, usually 4oz.So I've always been a form believer in that your bait moving and rolling a little bit never hurt anything, and can actually help in many situations. Not as in just rolling down the beach and not holding all, but moving a little every now and then. I've almost never caught fish when using weight that just sticks in place and never moves.
On the other hand I keep reading where pompano fisherman will throw up to 4oz sputniks. I don't use floats as the other thread said, so maybe using floats works better for sticking it in one spot and not moving.
What are y'all's opinion on this? Shouldn't roll at all or not? Should I use floats if I'm going to stick it in one spot like that?
I know circle hook’s basically allow the fish to hook themselves but with a Sputnik, since it’s better anchored to the sand, that resistance really helps set the hook.
I also use smaller hooks than most, #2 and occasionally #1s.