blind drift

blind drift

[¦blīnd ′drift]
(mining engineering)
In a mine, a horizontal passage not yet connected with the other workings.
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Identifying and fishing the right structure is the key to putting a fish on the deck." According to Funt, there should be no such thing as a blind drift. Time is spent pre-trip reviewing and analyzing bottom contour bathymetric charts on his chart plotter looking for canyons, mountains and humps that have sharp rises or drops.
Could the grind of concrete be anymore soothing, could the blind drift through time be anymore enchanting as one awaits the clap of grip and gum rubber?
Today's anglers usually opt for a more stealthy approach, either setting up blind drifts through areas considered likely to hold tarpon or by searching via a run-and-gun approach.