I was actually being serious
I cast the line out usually 90 degrees to the lay of the boat. In the bahamas with bahamian moor it can get a little tricky with changing tide granted but if you let a lot of slack out it stays pretty quiet. We had some fun times on charter when we left some rods out at night with the clickers on. Guests thought we were going to die when we hooked a big mutton snapper in Jost Van Dyke on a big motorsailer one night. It also will work with a spinner in a pinch. Remember I almost always use 2 anchors at night. It's very rare that I don't use 2 and that lets me sleep a lot better. I not bragging but I can think of very few times I have dragged in all the times I have anchored out. I don't think with 2 hooks I ever have. I'm lucky that of all the boats I have operated I have had very very good ground tackle. I insist on that during the first interview and it has been a good indication of the owners personality if I can set up the anchors how I like. Usually a big bruce on all chain and a plow on on rode and a Penn Squidder! Hard to think of doing this on a 50 meter boat but it really does work. I'm on a 30m now and still use it when it calls for an anchor watch. Still with technology now we can see winds and squall lines coming days if not at least hours away and know when something is coming that could cause drag. The other reason for anchor watch is the lowly thief. I have set mouse traps in my tenders in the DR as well as using Krytonite Cable locks on them. Locking doors is a big help. We always keep gensets going 24/7 so securing the boat easy when it's hot out. But I'm curious how larger vessels anchored out handle this situation? Does the Navy or Coast Guard keep watches?