4 DRAG. If you're fishing bait, toss a baited tandem rig past the buoy, let it sink to the bottom, and drag the rig slowly over bottom structure and through weeds. Keep a fingertip on your line, plus an eye on your rod tip. If you see or sense tap, tap, set the hook. Nothing but mushy resistance? Lift your rod tip until you feel the fish move. Then stick it.