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DROP SHOT
Jan 12, 2021 09:55:07   #
ranger632 Loc: Calif
 
Never fish drop shot rig, is it mainly for bass or can it be use for catfish and trout.

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Jan 12, 2021 10:49:34   #
Ben Bragg Loc: Dayton Ohio
 
I use drop shot a lot for bass and it’s great for deep crappie.
One of my favorite techniques
I don’t target catfish but we do catch them in dropshot from time to time using soft plastics while bass fishing.

Don’t know about trout. Have never caught one on DS
Don’t know why it wouldn’t work for either species

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Jan 12, 2021 11:10:30   #
ranger632 Loc: Calif
 
[quote=Ben Bragg]I use drop shot a lot for bass and it’s great for deep crappie.
One of my favorite techniques
I don’t target catfish but we do catch them in dropshot from time to time using soft plastics while bass fishing.

Don’t know about trout. Have never caught one on DS
Don’t know why it wouldn’t work for either species


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Jan 12, 2021 12:32:05   #
Paul britton Loc: Carlsbad nm
 
ranger632 wrote:
Never fish drop shot rig, is it mainly for bass or can it be use for catfish and trout.


Sorry I disagree I actually catch trout with a drop shot

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Jan 14, 2021 22:48:23   #
GlennMc928 Loc: Tualatin OR
 
ranger632 wrote:
Never fish drop shot rig, is it mainly for bass or can it be use for catfish and trout.


Have always had good luck with drop shot on bass never tried it on trout.

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Jan 15, 2021 08:02:09   #
ranger632 Loc: Calif
 
GlennMc928 wrote:
Have always had good luck with drop shot on bass never tried it on trout.


Try it a little yesterday with no luck but the bite was real slow just a few catching them from the bank. Caught one on a Carolina Line rig. Drop shot is a hook tried to the line with a weight below right.

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Jan 16, 2021 01:27:30   #
GlennMc928 Loc: Tualatin OR
 
ranger632 wrote:
Try it a little yesterday with no luck but the bite was real slow just a few catching them from the bank. Caught one on a Carolina Line rig. Drop shot is a hook tried to the line with a weight below right.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0aMto_cTQI

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. To make sure it's up run the tag line back through the top of the eye of the hook. Drop shot weights are available everywhere now. I only use 3/16-ounce tungsten most of the time. If the water is deeper than thirty-feet I'll use a 3/8-ounce just because I get tired of waiting for it to sink. These drop shot weights just clip to the line. Run the line's tag end through the eye of the weight and wedge it in place at whatever depth you want. The only thing that you might want to do different is to use reel bait like a live worm with air in it just to give it a bit of lift and I bet it will work good.



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Jan 16, 2021 08:04:35   #
ranger632 Loc: Calif
 
GlennMc928 wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0aMto_cTQI

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. To make sure it's up run the tag line back through the top of the eye of the hook. Drop shot weights are available everywhere now. I only use 3/16-ounce tungsten most of the time. If the water is deeper than thirty-feet I'll use a 3/8-ounce just because I get tired of waiting for it to sink. These drop shot weights just clip to the line. Run the line's tag end through the eye of the weight and wedge it in place at whatever depth you want. The only thing that you might want to do different is to use reel bait like a live worm with air in it just to give it a bit of lift and I bet it will work good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0aMto_cTQI br br... (show quote)



Thank you for your very helpful reply. I think it would work with live worm or power bait very well. Even catfish thanks again and next time I go out will give it a try.

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Jan 16, 2021 15:38:27   #
GlennMc928 Loc: Tualatin OR
 
I have caught a lot of catfish in clear late on a 5.6 med spinning rod 10lb mono and a 1/8 crappie jigs in catfish spawn its a blast.

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Jan 16, 2021 16:40:24   #
ranger632 Loc: Calif
 
GlennMc928 wrote:
I have caught a lot of catfish in clear late on a 5.6 med spinning rod 10lb mono and a 1/8 crappie jigs in catfish spawn its a blast.



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