I lost a pot last weekend and suspect it was because it got too deep and simply floated away during an over night soak. When I dropped my pots, the depth finder said I was at 450'; however, when I started picking them up the next day, I found them at 550'. Each pot has 600' of line. The area I was in had a fairly steep decent down to over 1000'.
It's pretty easy for me to understand how an unweighted pot can drift a fair amount as it sinks; so, I was thinking that if I put some weight in my pots they will sink faster and drift less on their way down.
My pots are the round nesting type with netting material around the frame. I've considered just putting a brick in the pot but I don't want to damage the netting material of the pot.
How do you guys handle the issue?