Not completely cause we got one at the dock but the boat skunked us. The few times we've tried a drop off or the channel we don't have as much luck. I'm guessin that you have to put the bait right in front of the fish w/ a ribbon attached to it. We were up by the state park on Lake Norman, both around the power lines and back in the coves using perch and bream. I hate to see some good bait go to waste. Does anybody have any pointers? Oh, we fished from 9pm to 1 pm on a hot night w/o much breeze. I answered my own ? - Stay At The Dock!