dropshot smallmouth tips

Drop Shot Smallmouth Tips: Where, When & How

We’ve put together the best drop shot smallmouth tips to help you catch more fish this season. Since coming over from Japan in the early 2000’s, the drop shot has become a staple for anglers fishing deep water. It offers a completely different look than other bottom presentations, and can be effective when many other presentations fail. By moving the …

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Learn How To Rig A Drop Shot In 2 Minutes

  How to Rig a Drop Shot Learning how to rig a drop shot can be a bit scary to some anglers. What size hooks? What type of line? Which soft plastic should I use? But drop shotting isn’t nearly as hard as some fisherman make it out to be. If you take the time to rig it up, you can catch …

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How Long Should My Drop Shot Leader Be?

A drop shot is rapidly becoming the go-to fish catcher for scores of anglers across the country. By suspending the bait off the bottom and above the weight, it has a more natural, subtle action that quickly gets attention from even the finickiest bass. Although there has been much written about the best baits, locations, and techniques for drop shotting, …

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4 Killer Drop-Shot Baits You Haven’t Tried

Born in the west, the drop shot has quickly revolutionized finesse fishing. Its subtle wiggle and free-floating action are irresistible to even the most tight-lipped bass. It’s not just a finesse presentation, either, as major tournaments are won all across the country each year by anglers drop-shotting. Despite becoming commonplace, most anglers still only consider a narrow selection of baits …

3 Reasons Why The Drop Shot Works So Well (In Clear Water)

Once a tightly held secret of western anglers, the drop shot has revolutionized bass fishing in clear water. It’s so effective at generating strikes from clear water bass that any time there’s a major tournament on a clear water impoundment – you can bet someone in the top 5 will be predominantly drop shotting. As a result, there’s been a …