There is a product called " the Launcher " avaiable at
Academy. It is a big lead wieghted float that you can
can a mile. check it out.
There is also a " lemon rig " that uses a lemon juice bottle.
This works for jetty fishing with live bait. You can rig
it to fish 12 feet deep ( or more if you have a long rod) and
still be able to cast it. google it
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