fishon, you can usually get the bait down to the depth you want just using a weight. I don't think you want all that downrigger crap in the water.
We've done it with an extra chum bag on the downrigger.
I ASS-ume you mean a chum pot, not a bag, the sharks would rip that to shreds, but that aside, why did you put whatever you used on a downrigger while drifting??
from another thread MakoMike wrote:
We usually catch one or two big blues a year and many more whites.
Is this the technique you use to catch the 1 or 2 big Blue Marlin and many more White Marlin every year, drifting with a downrigger??
Matt, yes I did mean a chum pot. I have a big wire one that can hold a whole can of shark chum. It was an experiement and we only did it twice. It didn't seem to improve the sharking so we stopped doing it.
I think we have only caught one white marlin while drifting and chumming over all the years. Almost all of our marlins came on the troll, either on natural or plastic baits.