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 a drop shot hook for?
Hook: Next, you’re going to need a split shot or drop shot hook, size 1-1/O. These are specific for finesse fishing and a lot of companies have good drop shot hooks to choose from. These hooks are great for nose hooking the baits which provides the most action and natural motion.
When should you drop shot?
The drop shot rig is highly effective all year round, and can be used from 2 feet deep water all the way up to 100 feet deep water. Drop shotting was originally developed for vertical fishing in deep water, but it has since been adapted to casting tactics in shallow water, and performs equally well in both scenarios.
Can you drop shot from the bank?
The Drop Shot Rig can be used in any place that looks like it could hold a bass. The drop shot rig can even be fished from shore. Casting out away from the bank and letting the rig fall til it hits bottom or the line goes slack. Once the lure is on the bottom reel the line till it is taut and shake the rig in place.
What kind of hook do you use for drop shot?
The size 2 is the most commonly used hook for the drop shot technique.
How long is a drop shot leader?
When you are right on top of the bait the distance of your bait from the bottom will be the same length as your leader. I generally use a 12 inches leader when vertical fishing a drop shot. Shorter leaders tend to be better when fishing rivers as well.
What weight should I use for drop shot?
“Use the lightest weight you possibly can, and still be able feel your drop shot,” says Lee. “But as a rule of thumb, if you’re fishing less than 15-feet deep, try starting with a 1/4–ounce weight, and if you’re fishing those deep zones like 25 or 30 feet, it’s probably best to use a 3/8-ounce in most situations.”
How do you tie a drop shot fishing hook?
How to Tie a Drop Shot Fishing Knot
- Hold the hook facing up, double up your line to make a long loop and run it through the eye of the hook (pull through 10 to 36-inches of the tag end to make a leader).
- Tie an overhand knot with the doubled line.
- Pull hook through the loop made by the overhand knot.