In a drop-off situation, you want to "walk" or hop your bait or lure along the sloping bottom as you drift. The key is to keep your rig on the bottom, which means you must let out line as the water deepens, or reel it in as it shallows. Wind and/or current may conspire to make the drift too fast. In this case, a sea anchor or five-gallon bucket tossed over the side to slow the drift can be useful. Conversely, on calm days with little or no current, the drift speed can be increased with the aid of a trolling motor.