The number of lines and their positions seemed pretty standard, but Rooks kept changing the lengths, winding up and dropping back the baits 20 feet or so, every few minutes. Had we been using rigged dead ballyhoo or mullet, the placement of the ¬outrigger baits would also have been ¬common. But considering that we were fishing live menhaden, it was surprising. Rooks likes those two baits barely 20 feet behind the tips of the outriggers, so they are periodically yanked out of the water as the boat rocks from side to side. That way, he said, they create a lot of splash, which gets the attention of the fish.