I don't know how many of drift fish, I mainly drift fish, nothing like drifting across the lake along the shoreline early in the morning. When i first stated to fish this way I had problems with bow of the boat being pushed foward,I like to fish with the boat drifting sideways to give more area to fish from. For the last few years I have been using a drift sock(sea anchor) on the bow to keeping it from drifting around . it also keeps the drift from being too fast if the wind is kicking up I now use one for the bow and stern to help matain a controll drift I use the trollong motor to keep me in the position or depth line I'm in. If us never used a drift sock ( a 5gal bucket on a line works well to) try it you may find that it is useful. like I said there is nothing like a slow drift over a deep hole waiting for the rod to bow over with that sure sign of a big cat, or seeing some wildlife along the shore.