For shallower and/or slow waters I use an intermediate and a slow sinker .
Of course, there are times when the temperatures drop too low even for these fish, and then, it's a case of an intermediate or slow sinker and lure patterns.
The Cod were playing hard to get and the squid baits had to be just about holding the bottom, so that if you lifted the sinker off the bottom by a few yards, the tide would wash the end rig a few yards further downtide.
Trail fifty or sixty yards of line behind the boat with no sinker , swivel or anything on the line.
It's simple to rig, by tying the main line to the top eye, clipping a sinker to the swivel link and tie the leader to the swivel at the end of the boom arm.
Now he's trying to smooth out his delivery and return the sink to his sinker .
If you're in shallower water then a floating line is fine but if the current is really deep and strong then you're probably going to need a quick sinker to get down to where the fish are lying.
In 1981 Jaap beat his own record with 25.2 knots on a new sinker .
Davey is more accurate than he was in the minors, but he might need to aim higher or take some of the sink out of his sinker .
When a fish bites, the sliding sinker enables it to swim a short distance with the bait before feeling resistance.