One thing I never tried for while fishing for salmon from shore was hooking up a herring with about 10-20ft of line under a float and just let it drift along with the tide. Obviously a live herring would be better I would think but I would think that dead should work as well. After watching some mackerel being caught and some videos of salmon feeding off a bait ball, it looked like any herring that got injured got snapped up pretty quick. Anyone tried doing this and have any luck with it? Figured it would be a way to keep on fishing while doing other things like setting up camp, putting together other tackle, tying flies, whatever.