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How do you fish a drop rig?

How do you fish a drop rig?

Generally I like to suspend the bait about 14-inches or so off the bottom and the drop shot rig makes it easy. Simply tie the hook on leaving at least a foot and a half from the tag end. Use a Palomar knot. You always want the point of the hook up so it will stick the fish better and won’t get hung up as much.

Do you cast a drop shot rig?

Drop-shotting is not just for deep-water situations, try casting a drop-shot rig at weed edges and around floating docks. I cast the drop-shot rig to just about every place I would cast any other sub-surface plastic bait for bass.

What size hooks for drop shot?

size 2
The size 2 is the most commonly used hook for the drop shot technique.

What is a drop shot worm?

Drop shotting is a high finesse technique for fishing plastic baits, and consists of a small thin-wire hook with a weight attached to the tag end of the line. Usually the bait is fished by letting the weight hit the bottom and then shaking the lure by twitching the rod.

What is the best drop shot hook?

As a general rule, the best drop-shot hooks are wide-gapped, super sharp and made of light wire. Two of my favourites are the Gamakatsu Finesse Drop Shot Hook and VMC Drop Shot Hook.

How do you tie a drop shot hook?

Drop Shot Rig Knot Tying Instructions Begin by tying a Palomar Knot with a long tag end. Tie a loose overhand knot with the hook hanging from the bottom of the loop formed. While holding the overhand knot between thumb and forefinger, pass end of loop over the hook. Pull on both standing line and tag end to tighten down the knot onto eye of hook.

What are the best drop shot worms?

Best Drop Shot Baits for Bass Fishing Roboworm Straight Tail Worm. The roboworm is an all-time great drop shotting bait and its number one on my list for good reason. Strike King Dream Shot. The KVD Dream Shot is another all-round solid drop shot bait. Jackal Cross Tail Shad. Zoom Finesse Worm. Berly Powerbait Twitch Tail minnow. Strike King Drop Shot Half Shell. Missile Baits Drop Craw.

What is a drop shot bass rig?

A drop shot rig is a popular fishing setup that includes a weighted leader that causes your bait to sink. This style of fishing emulates the natural movement of prey found in the wild and is perfect for catching bottom feeders like bass or catfish. If you tie the rig correctly and use the right technique,…