Sabiki rigs can be used with or without bait. Attach A 1/2 to 1 ounce chrome sinker to the bottom of the rig and lower toward the bottom. Jig up and down every ten feet then drop another ten feet and jig again. Works great near docks, rocks and open harbor areas. Once you catch your bait keep them in an aerated bucket and present them on the Carolina rig to catch halibut and big fish in the surf.