When they double up like that they can put a heck of a bend in my 9' noodle rod. They can swim against each other or together, but either way they really load the rod. Until three weeks ago I had not tried running two crickets. I was using the same set up I had used for bottom bouncing when my brother was down from Indiana. At that time we were in 12 -16 ft of water, and the fish were suspended at different depths, so I put two hooks on using loop knots at 2 ft and 3 ft 2" from the weight at the bottom. This worked well as we were getting fish at both depths. When I was fishing the bridge I still had the same rig on and was getting multiple doubles as the school of gills moved in and out around the pylons. Had a hard time taking the picture as they would not hold still, and the rod was bouncing up and down. That was the best shot I got after several attempts.
Yep, picture taking while you're catchin' 'em two at the time is "tuff". I need to do a blog or something on how I've got my "Hat Cam" built. Hands free video of whatever I'm looking at and then when back at my computer just capture a still shot from the video. Even turning the camera on while the action is heavy requires taking one hand off the rod. Picture taking with a "difficult " subject is not that easy. I'm always afraid the camera and the subject are both going overboard any minute. Oh for the good old days when we just lied about how big they were!
You need to tell dumb ole me a little more about double dating my crickets. Is it a drop shot set up?. Weight on the end of the line, multiple hooks above the weight where you want them and just jigged off the bottom?
Yes, that's it exactly. I use red #6 mr crappie tru turn hooks tied to the main line using loop knots. Use the amount of weight at the end that you feel comfortable with. I must say that when fishing the bridge I was not bouncing bottom, the water right there is about 24 ft deep, and I was getting my fish 12-15 ft down. Had to sneak it past all the little ones that hang at about 4 ft though.