After snagging baits, often on 1- and 1½-ounce trebles, Purul lets them swim freely, with just enough tension on the line to sense their activity. Covering the bases, Purul pins at least one bait to the bottom on a three-way-swivel rig comprised of a 10/0 Octopus-style hook on 30-pound fluoro leader and a 10- or 12-ounce sinker. "I'm not a fan of a sliding sinker rig in this situation," Purul says. "A bunker can swim up and away from the bottom on one, as there's no direct weight to hold it down. It can't swim that weight up for long on a three-way rig; it'll keep them on or very close to bottom, for those deep holding bass." With multiple anglers, it's important to stagger the baits to prevent fouled lines; one angler lets out a bait, followed by the second angler at a distance.