When a fish comes up, I turn toward it just enough to minimize [prop] wash and open a clear lane right to the boat. That also slows down the teaser, so it lays in the water a little longer,” Jamie Ralph says. “One guy sends a bait out right away, and another starts clearing the dredge on that side — not all the way in, but shortened up. I’m pulling in the teaser slow enough to engage the fish, but fast enough that the fish can’t engage me,” he says, which varies from gently coaxing to hurried. “If the fish isn’t keeping up with your retrieve, it hasn’t been teased enough yet. Keep the teaser just out of its reach. You want that fish so mad and hungry that when it finally sees that pitch bait, it wants to take a good bite out of it.” Ralph simultaneously adjusts his course so the angler’s pitch bait is directly in front of the fish.