I fish the South Shore with a my weight of the bottom of the rig with a surgen's dropper loop in the middle of my leader were I attach the hook. I use a spinning outfit with a fairly tight drag. I caught many spripers this way. I don't like the fishfinder rig because I find there casting abilites are not as good. I find I had more drop offs with a fishfinder on free spool, then the high low rig with the tight drag. Just use sharp hooks and the fish basically hook themselves.