On the last couple of bottom fishing party boat trips I've been on, when the dogfish started coming up all around the boat, the Captain was forced to move, although the targeted fish were still being caught as well. It seems that most of the dogs are caught on a high hook, as opposed to baits on the bottom. I tried myself by only baiting my bottom hook and only caught a few dogs, while others next to me were killing them on their
high hooks. I know that Cod like the high hook, but maybe the Capt. and mates could suggest that anglers only bait their bottom hooks when the dogs are present. It sucks for anglers, mates and the Capt. to have to re-anchor, when we could work through a pick of dogfish instead of an infestation. What do you think?