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Live bait question

I spend my two weeks annual vacation on Captiva every year and one of my favourite methods of fishing is to fish a live bait under a bobber. I usually hook the bait either through the top lip or behind the dorsal fin and they sometimes end up swimming near the surface and being grabbed by the numerous resident ospreys.

Is there a way to hook a live bait that will tend to make it swim downwards rather than towards the surface?

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