Hendrickson explained that you want to aim your drift at a particular point to intersect suspected hot spots. Birds and baitballs are usually signs that you are in the right area. Determine which direction you will be moving once the motor is killed, based on wind and current conditions. The size of your boat and the strength of the wind and current will dictate the speed. “Bigger boats have more sail than smaller boats, so they move faster, which will allow you to cover more ground,” said Hendrickson. “The more ground you cover, the better you are going to do.” Using a chart plotter, or even a simple GPS tracking device, is a good way to monitor the progress of your drift.