Never heard or thought of that. May have to give it a try.
It works better with a quality crankbait that swims true. Basically a poor mans downrigger.
If the fish are shallow use a shallow diver like a bomber model A or a rattle trap.
If the fish are deeper, use a DD22 or the like.
We caught these trolling a lure similar to a Fat Free Shad trailed by a #13 Pet Spoon.
We troll with two rods rigged up this way. When the fish are thick you can catch them 4 at a time.