In deep water dead stick! I am no Pro but, I have caught more than 1 with the Frog!
By the term deadsticking Do you mean, just laying the rods down with NO jigging motion?
I think usually the term "deadsticking" means holding the rod as still as possible. I assure you the jig at the end of your line is NOT being still! Your heartbeat, breathing, even the boat movement on a calm day will be adding plenty of movement to your offering. And that's my