RE: Fishing in seaweed
I find it VERY difficult to fish if the kelp is heavy. Impossible if there is a current. In kelpy conditions, I forgo the plastics altogether and stick with bait. I slow my retrieve to a standstill, only cranking to maintain a tight line. It also helps to keep your line straight in front of you. If a current is pushing your bait sideways, follow it and keep your line in front of you. I guess the party boat motto, "no angles, no tangles" applies here.