Bobs, of course dropshot is great , but i have no problem catching 15-20 bass a outing on wackys....size vary some days pigs ...some days dinks. Butt always action.
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Finally made the maiden voyage to try drop shotting yesterday. Fished from 4:00-7:30P.M. The hardest part is tying the damn knot. LOL Of course I cursed myself by catching a 14" LMB on second cast in about 15' of water on the south shore. One more followed about 10 minutes later (also 14") along with a Rambo. That was it, the next 2.5 hrs nada. Stayed in 20-30' most of the time (pretty windy which probably didn't help). Tried Black Point, Cedar Point, and various other spots. For what it's worth, I had my 1/4 oz. weight 18" below my hook and fished a 4" brown Robo worm hooked through the nose. Sounds like wacky is more productive. Tight lines !
Hey guys I've not been on Geneva for about a month I'm sure the fish have moved from where I found them last time I was out. I'm heading out Friday evening can someone please point me in the right direction to start feel free to send me a p.m Thanks Jason.
There are many ways to rig the drop shot and none are wrong its what works for you. I set weight to the wind and the rod and line I am using and I set the tag (downline) on the weed height and how far I see fish of bottom these will change with the spots you fish and as the day changes. I have tried the jig down but I am always fighting with the weeds hooking the jig. I use the sinker to tell me what kind of bottom I am on and for that reason I like the long weights but I do not use tungsten as I lose to many. It is very cool that we use the drop shot in different way with a similar result. Here are a couple of old drop shot bass. To learn you have to try and try and then it starts to fall into place life is grand.
66° - 70° F
71° - 75° F
Still fighting issues glad the fishing is not this hard. Fished Monday eve from 9pm till 1am with Jim and Lea we started shallow 12ft casting in. We were all throwing the drop shot and Lea started the day with a rock bass and Jim followed it up with a 3lb largemouth that jumped out of the net (my bad) but he landed a dandy 4.10lb smallmouth and I followed him up with a 5lb largemouth in the same spot. Lea had fished with me and she was a pro with the drop shot landing rock bass, sunfish, perch and largemouth but the big fish eluded her while me and Jim did not land as many we each had a big girl in the boat. Jim you are the best uncle/godfather as this was Leas birthday gift and she sure seemed to love the blacklights. We caught our fish by moving slowly and picking them off here and there we also fish the calm side of the lake. I was back at it last night with Warren we fished from 9pm till 1am the wind picked up and we headed in. We started deeper tonight with the boat in 32 casting up to the 20s. The deeper start paid of in size not numbers as we threw the drop shot and the big smallmouth were scattered and feeding. Using the same moving slow and covering water we boated smallmouth, rock bass and a few big largemouth the key was setting the hook on everything the bite very soft. My cell phone camera died last week need to upgrade.
Good luck. The jighead was recommended by a guy i met from vermont, said thats how they drop shot for smallies. I tried after losing my last water gremlin bull-shot (split bullet), since replenished, but liking the jighead method too.
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Last week I started using a jighead and grub as my drop shot weight and it's working out well, even had a double. This is downtown chicago but i suspect it will work just as well on the rocky lg bottom. Ill post after saturday.