Hard thread to read for a newby to this forum!!! But I am a Pacific NW guy, living 2 miles from salt water on the Straits of Juan de Fuca (say that fast!!). Buzz Bombs are used here, I have a box full of them but there are better jigs. The buzz bomb flat falls and rotates around the line (a through hole all the way down the center of the lure). Not a real deep water jig but I have used them to 100 feet or so. Should work fine around oil rigs. Let me know if you need more info. Local stores have them in stock. There are better ways to rig them than shown on the instructions with the lure.