Nude to the board
I'm going to have to put a little more thought into this. I initially planned to fish off the rock walls near my house from on shore. Tried that opening day and just kept getting hung up on the rocks. My line sunk very well and evenly, so as I retrieved I would continually hang up at the base of the rock wall since it extends out as you go down. So I tried my raft today during the exchange at low tide. That might sound a little rinky dink but my raft is 12' and I can stand up in it. I went out and fished up against the rock walls and ruins near where I fished from shore since this area is so close to home. Found that tough to do as I was continually getting moved out of the zone or right into the structure, and at a faster pace than I would have liked. A few times it moved me at a very slow pace along the proper path, and that wasn't bad because I felt like I could essentially troll that drift. However, that only occurred a couple of times. Most of the time it moved me at a pretty good clip and in different directions each time. I didn't bring an anchor because if I was in 40'-60' of water, I would need a lot of rope and I don't even have an anchor line that long. Seems like a lot of rope to manage and get in the way on the raft too. On the positive side, I like the line setup that I was using and was able to cast it without too much trouble. It really seems to get down well too as I hung up a few times on the bottom. I'm using the Orvis dept charge line with 10' of T-14 on the end. Hope you guys are having better luck than I.