I have always set trot lines in smaller rivers and had good succes while doing it. I like keeping the trot line tight that way nothing is getting tangled and turning into a mess. In the smaller rivers it was easy to tie off on a stump and put a cynder block across the channel. But setting in the Ohio River takes much more skill because of the depth of the water. We have tied off on a stump but the problem comes when we drop our weight in 50 ft of water. It is difficuilt to check the line without pulling the weight up and getting it tangled. I know some people look down on trot liners but I love it and it is still alot of work. I want to know the best and easiest way of setting in this deep water. How to check and rebait without causing a disaster in the line. Thanks fella's.