I went out setting just for the first time last night. I set out seven of them, half were cut shad, and half were cut perch. We set them at about 1ft. 3ft. and 5ft. I put a couple in the main lake, and a the rest in coves. This morning, all my hooks were cleaned, and the jugs had mostly washed to shore. Could you post how you make yours, and how you determine where to put them? I'd really like to learn what I'm doing wrong.