The bait swims out , the albie's bite and then if we don't lose those first one's hooked up the school stays around the boat eats the chum and we catch some more. If the fish get off the hooks then the others follow those fish that are taking off in another direction. Some just are too smart and scram when a boat comes up on them so a long soak, letting the bait swim aways from the boat and then they don't get as shy. It also make sfor a longer time to pull on the rods and get your line tightened up, and your arms a little more sore the next day !!!