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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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More trouble than it's worth for chumming, unless you have a 2+knot drift. For all intensive purposes, you'd then be "trolling"...and there's nothing at all wrong with that!
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