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Adjusting height of line

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I have a 1up-1down rig question.

With this at the end of my line, I am only fishing the bottom to 12" up. If I wanted to aim at something higher, would I simply add another length of line to the bottom of the rig (thus moving the rig up the line) with the weight at the new 'end'? Does that makes sense?

Would the new part of the line have to be a shock-leader or simply enough to account for the weight? I'm thinking that because the hooks are further up (where any heavy fish my ultimately end up), the new line would only have to be 5-6lb or so to account for 5-6oz weight?

Does any of this make sense?

Thanks for any help!
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It depends what species you are fishing for from your boat. If you are targeting bottom feeding fish, then you need to be fishing on the bottom. Bear in mind that in deep water, you may need a lot of lead to stay on the bottom. Alternatively you may need to use lures to target fish higher up in the water. You need to check with the skipper you are going with and ask what tackle you will need (or can borrow).
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