Hello fellow BD'ers... I have been fishing pretty regularly this summer and have come across plenty of nice paddies offshore. Regrettably, I havent got much off them. At first I thought the paddies werent holding and while that could have been true, I am finding it hard to believe that nobody was home on all the paddies we fished. After a bit of thought, I realized that I am probably not fishing the paddies the best way I can. Hence, I am looking for advice from some of you guys who certainly seem to do better than I do on the kelp. Here is how we typically fish paddies. Once we find one offshore (dont typically stop at a paddy unless several miles out),we go into nuetral to find which way the drift is going. Then set up on the right side about 100 yards away and put the motor in idle. We will toss cut bait, and chum live bait (dines usually) as we head near the paddy. We will flyline dines in the rod holder with the clicker on and toss a variety of irons, colt sniper, flat falls etc with a second rod. We will cast on either side of the paddy so as not to snag it and try to stay about 100 feet away when we pass it. Usually leave the motor running in nuetral. We will continue the drift about 100 yards past then slow troll the dines when we reset and drift a second time similar to the first drift. All summer we did this with nothing to show from off the paddies. I would really appreciate any advice you guys can give me. Maybe we need to turn off the motor. Maybe we need to stay further away from the paddy. Any good advice is greatly appreciated. Tight lines fellas!!!