Driver side power lock dead?
yes i would put a rubber washer in, by the way we call them copper Ferrel's, or compression rings,
Sabiki rig. The answer that a cast net will catch you more is only good if you can see them and they are not near structure. I catch many baitfish on sabiki rigs before I go grouper fishing off docks that have lots of oyster shells. Sweeten the pot a little. Attach bloodworm fish bites to the hooks in small pieces and you will carch them left and right