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Old 10-01-2006, 01:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Now many of you may think drop shots are for slow fishing, or hitting a dock with, but I am telling you, this here catches a ton of fish.

In those dog days of summer, I can garentee you can go catch a 15 or 20 pound bag, easily! Basically this is how you do it. Take your conventional senko, and pick a color, preferable to the weather conditions, clarity, and the lakes personal likes of colors. Throw that on a drop shot rig. A good 3 inch or 4 inch senko is perfect. Now take this and find a shoreline that has a quick drop off. You will want a shore that has alot of docks, and about 6-8 feet from the dock it is about 10-12 feet deep. You will want to randomly pitch this drop shot, and let if fall. Once at bottom crank it in a bit, and repeat. Its almost like dragging a carolina rig, but different. These bass love hanging at this area for many reasons, including in case of forage, weather conditions, and the water temp is a bit lower. Remember your best bet is outside of weeds, but rocks are also a excellent bottom. Try it out next time, you might get surprised.

The NUMBER one time is fishing this before and through rain, and mornings after a rainfall around deeper wooden structures.

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Old 10-05-2006, 03:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I'm trying in vain to learn this techniqe but I can't get it right. I'm either hung up all the time or I can't feel my bait. What is the prefered line size? I think this has a lot to do with my problem!

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Old 10-05-2006, 06:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A lot of drop shotters seem to use 6 to 10 lb test.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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I use a good 6 lb flourocarbon
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Old 10-12-2006, 10:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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What does the thing feel like when you are doing it right? I can't feel any thing.
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If you are fishing for suspended fish it feels like someone swam up and tied a boot on to your line.
I use 6# test fluro unless getting into trees might move up to 8 never heavier than that in clear water.
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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How far away do you need to be from your target or zone?

I thought I was drop-shotting but from hearing what yall are saying I think I have the rig wrong. LOL Go figure....
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I am fishing it in clear deep water my target zone is right under my transducer. I am watching the fish come to the bait. I do pitch it in to docks also
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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All right I am going to the lake tomorrow and this is all i'm bringing with me. Has anyone tried the circle hooks on the dropshot rig?
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I use gamas splitshot hook #6
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