So i have yet to do a full test of it on my kayak w/ bait (but did baitless run w/ it) - but i did test it from my porta-bote with bait and it worked like a charm. I picked up a Lindy Bait Tamer
from amazon - basically a stiff mesh bag w/ weights on the bottom and floats on the top. I throw it over the side attached to the anchor trolley when i have to move (since that lets me throw it to the back of the kayak to be more in line and not pull the kayak to one side). It does add a bit of drag but not a huge ammount. FYI i don't trust the velcro - tied paracord to the sew'n on attachments and use that instead of the velcro handle.
The nice thing is that the 5gallon one will fit w/ about 1/2 inch to spare all around in a 5 gallon bucket - when i used it in my porta-bote i had my 5 gallon bucket w/ a re-circulating pump and would drop it in there when i moved around... and then put it back overboard when i did drifts/drops. shad WILL gunk up the mesh w/ scales but it can just be rinsed out when you empty it.
I have though of converting a 5 gallon bucket to a full circulation setup using a small bilge pump that can be suctioned on the side of the kayak... but have tried to stay away from that due to the weight it adds.