Been wanting to take my nephews out bottom fishing all summer and finally got a chance. These last 2 weeks have been the best bottom fishing I have remembered in years. I gave up trying to get spot, really hard this year. Kids want to catch fish. They don't want to troll all day and maybe get a couple. All they want is action. Drifted in 18-20 feet and started catching white perch 10, 11 ,12 inches, a couple were even 13 inches, like the old days. Caught about 8 jumbo spot. Did try to put one on my bait casting reel while drifting and got one hit. Just using fresh blood worms, non stop the whole day. Tried to anchor and did nothing, as soon as I drifted starting catching them again. The boys were 12 and 13 and haven't stop talking about there great fishing trips the last couple of weeks. Its great when everything goes well. I didn't mention the weather was perfect, light winds and not choppy.