I did a search but didn't find a whole lot of answers so I thought I would make it a poll this time.
For years all I ever did was anchor and always did pretty well. But as I've gotten older and knowing that research shows that most accidents happen while being anchored up, since I got a different boat a few years back, all I've done is drift. I've still caught fish drifting but not like I used to anchored up. But I know people that ONLY drift. I only fish halibut in CI and as most of you know the tides can be a real pain, so this year I'm really trying to decide if I want to go ahead and buy a bunch of rope and start anchoring again or just keep on drifting?
With the cost of going out halibut fishing these days....gas, bait, food etc..., a guy really wants to try and do the best he can when he's out there. So I'm mainly curious as to what most of you do to get your best results?
Again, I'm just speaking about halibut fishing in Cook Inlet.