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Drifting with a downrigger deployed

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My brother has this idea in his head about putting a downrigger out while drifting for shark.Idea being that when the downrigger is set down about 75-100 feet you can set the bait back 100 feet and the current will keep it back behind the boat.I don't think this will work at all.Any of you tried this.
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I've never done it but why would you want that extra cable in the water. Just something for a shark to wrap itself around. Why don't you just lower your bait down and watch it on your FF, put one just below and one above the thermocline.
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