Thanks for the advice!hello mate,
if you were to make the length of line below the bottom hook longer the baits may fish higher in the water but only marginally if at all. you got to remember that when you cast out the angle of the line entering the water means that both hooks will be on the bottom, this may not be so true if fishing deep water close in. as a suggestion if you want to fish a bait higher in the water column i would stick a floating bead trapped by a bait stop next to the hook, this will obviously float and get your bait away from the bottom. alternatively you can cast out as normal then clip a baited float slider (do a search on here) to your main line which slides down to the sea allowing you to fish both the bottom and surface.
I have a boat trip coming up soon......I don't want to be fishing on the bottom, or do I?
Would I still use the rig I currently have and simply let it hang in the water?