Im going to try and learn how to drop shot this year but is this a good way of catching fish?Some of my friends are catching fish but none seem to have any size to them,can anyone help with this?
Drop shotting is a good for catching fish of all sizes. I've got several 4-5 pound fish on them. My Biggest was a 7 pound largemouth here in kentucky. I saw a buddy catch a 10lber at the cal-delta in 2007 during practice for a stren series event.
That same event another co-angler weighed in a 14lber caught on dropshot.
U just need to very to length between weight and hook. Also found that you can shake the rod tip too much. Best not to shake much at all.
Also its a very good when bed fishing. And you can also use heavier line when conditions allow. Lighter line will get more bits you just can't horse them.
I love the drop-shot. I've caught numerous 5 pound SM on Erie throwing a Gulp Goby on a dropshot. caught em in KY throwing a gulp minnow/drop shot. Also a roboworm dropshot is tough to beat catch lots of numbers and the occasional big fish. I usually use 8#, 6# will get you more bites. I rarely go more than 8#. If you can get bites on heavier line then usually something other than a dropshot will work better. I've found that the dropshot works best in gin-clear water, once you get dirtier water something else will typically work better than the dropshot.
If the fish are shallow and not suspended, or deep and not suspended. Hold on! This is one of the best kept secrets in bass fishing. An excellent tool/method. I love it and I too have caught some good fish on it. I like the pencil dropshot weight better than the ball. I too believe that clearer water works better.
This is a stupid question but how do you fish it? Like a t-rig? Do you keep tension on the line or do you give a lot of slack? I have never fished a drop shot but would like to try it. Any help is welcome.
The way I fish it, is just cast it out and let it go to the bottom and keep a tight line on it and basically try not to move it AT ALL....if your using a proper DropShot plastic you won't need to move it, the roboworm floats and the water makes the plastic come to life! just keep a tight line, maybe give it a drag and drop every 20 seconds or so...the water will move the plastic enough without you shaking or twitching the rod.....
This is the technique I am going to try and work on this year, I just have a hard time with it if there is much wind at all.