I have used this method alot throughout the years and just thought i would share it with anyone who hasnt tried it. If im not getting much luck on bottom or on floats I'll usually rig a few poles with a 1/2oz jig head. I will bait up with crayfish, or other baitfish. I found this rig works really well on sandy bottom flats and rip/rap where the fish are being active (usually channels). I'll usually cast out over the area and every 2-3 mins reel in about 2feet and let it set (do this until my line is back at the bank). I like this method becouse I believe it gives the bait a little more natural appearance when moving around the bottom. I've caught many on the retrieval as well as on the drift. For me the crayfish are a killer along the rip/rap, and shallow flats.