I know this gets a lot of general discussion but I don't recall this specific topic discussed so let's see. I meant to ask this last fall... anyway late last season I noticed something new about the way the commercial guys had their buoys setup on their trot lines, it looked like they ran the typical setup with a long line from the anchor to the first big float but then I saw a bunch of them who ran a second smaller float, possibly near or attached to the chain somehow. It looked like they drove past the big buoy they grabbed that smaller float and used it to somehow to loop the line over the stick. Anyone here run it that way and why? Any details? Is this only for deep water trot lining?
Can't tell you how many times I've botched putting the line over the stick one way or another so if there's an easier way I'd be all ears.