Has anyone used one of these for livelining live bait from the beach? Thinking about trying one for cobia at Hatteras this spring.
This has amazing advantages to the long caster who has previously had problems casting large or soft bait long distance, fresh and saltwater. In Texas the sliding rig method of fishing has been used for years, but previously you had to be on an elevated platform to get the bait to slide away from you. If trying this from a beach the bait would wash back up the beach towards you, this does not happen using the new clip Breakaway Slideaway. The new clip only slides one way, OUT.
Here is how you use and attach the Slideaway.
Cast sinker. If using a heavy bait or sliding bait up-tide use a heavier sinker than you normally would cast.
Attach desired leader to clip with bait. If going after shark or something toothy you will require a long steel leader. The length is up to you. I have successfully slid large baits across current with 6 foot of steel attached to hook. The clip will also work with small baits as well IE: Sand flees, worm baits or just a lure. Here is another good thing about the clip, you can send more than one bait out to the same sinker. Just keep clipping them on till you catch a fish (Check your state reg's about fishing extra hooks off the same line.).