what is your terminology of the technique of drift fishing???????? alright fellas! my boat is still being wrapped and i havent been able to fish for awhile! cant fish so i thought i would talk a little shop up in here! ive had several people p.m. me asking my advice on how to locate fish!how deep, what they should look for, but most were pertaining to drift fishing! ive been driftin these catfish up for about 6 years now, and i learned the technique from a 70 year old man in a 14 ft john boat! i met him on the ramp, as he was pullin out and after talkin to him for just a minute ! best fishing advice i have ever gotten! i now had a clue, so i took it from there i have been lucky enough to fish competively inside and outside my state in 07 and 08 and i have met some good guys not to mention great fisherman! but i have noticed the TECHNIQUE/TERMINOLOGY varies from state to state! i can see where this might be where folks may be gettin confused! what i call drift fishing, another guy will call it draggin! what i call a controlled drift fishing another guy will call it suspend fishing! what is drift fishing? heres my terminology for the technique and how i tell them apart!! drifting--------find a starting place, drop your lines to the bottom and the reel them 3-4 cranks, and drift down river and hang on! use your trollin motor to stay on course! draggin-------- find your starting place throw your lines out as if you were anchoring 75-100 ft out of the back of the boat and with the use of the trollin motor pull or drag your baits on the bottom! controlled drift---- find some structure, whether it be a log jam stump fields, humps ledges, etc ! lets your lines down to the bottom and then crank the up 3-4 turns, working the structure by staying on top of it with your trollin motor. suspend fishing ---normally i do this on windy days in lakes or rivers with lil or now current situations! i anchor my boat over or around structure, drop my lines to the bottom and crank them up again, 3-4 turns! so that the wind direction keeps me swaying back and forth above the structure. bouncing ----is generally done with only one pole! locate your structure, drop your bait to the bottom, and bounce it in and out and all along the structure! but i often use this technique as im pullin a controlled drift also! two for one! drifting can mean everything without being real specific because most all these methods involve the boat to move around, drift! whether the current, wind or trollin motor moves the boat! now i am deffinently not saying my terminology is the right one, its just how i can tell them apart and i just thought it was interesting that the words drift fishing could mean so many different things! so guys! how do you fish????? whats your terminology and techniques?????????????? of this so called drift fishing!!!!!!!!!