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I was wondering about attaching a float above my baits on a pompano type rig so the weight is on the bottom but the bait is suspended off the bottom say maybe 6 and 12 inches. The float would still be underwater due to the sinker size, but still suspending the bait, theoretically, off of the sand. Would this make it more visible to desired games fish and not so readily availed to the cursed pickers like the dreaded pinfish. I am going to engineer a few rigs and try this idea in a few weeks when I come down. Any thoughts? Or will it not catch whiting still? Thanks guys.:fishing:beer:
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Never used one but I've seen the design for them before so they must work. Personally I just either drop the bottom hook off of the high low or tie an extension on to my weight to raise the rig, but I like to keep it simple and less visible so a float just doesn't appeal to me. Like Greco said try it and let us know, may be the next best thing.


ETA: Google image search Santee rig both styles are also similar to what you are talking about
Trout aren't bottom feeders either, maybe you'll figure out a trout slaying rig for us. That would make me happy
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