I use a 1/2 oz slip or barrel sinker and let them drift across a channel or a wind blown flat. I do best when the wind is out of north to northwest about 5 mph. I have a spot where they will drift for about 1/3 mile from 12 ft to 3 ft deep. I set my lines 5 to 8 ft deep. I always stay where I can watch them while I fish with rod/reel. Once a fish is on they will head to shallow water after a while so they can lay on the bottom. Once they quit pulling the noodle around I ease over and pick them up. Those noodles will tire out a 20lb blue pretty quick. Sure is fun to watch them stand up. Fresh blue gill are what I use mostly. Amazes me that a 3 lb blue can swallow a 4" blue gill whole.
Infidel and proud of it.
From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth."
Then He made the earth round...and He laughed and laughed and laughed!