So my little Jon Boat is out of comission indefinitely. Didn't treat the wood like I should have before building it, so there is a lot of rot. Oh well live and learn. Because of that I am confined to the bank. I fish downtown in Lynchburg (on the Amherst side just under the bridge). I know there are some people that do fish there and catch some decent cats. I've had luck occasionally but am looking to increase productivity. I find that I am getting snagged a lot and when I'm not snagged I'm not getting any bites. My current set up on the line is a 1.5oz egg sinker with a red bead infront of it tied to a swivel. I then tie on an 18" or so leader with either stink bait or hot dogs and occasionally liver. Should I float the bait up off the bottom a bit? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.