Latley I've been addicted to using a dropshot rig for panfish...anyone else doing this?
Dropshot for panfish
a good technique is to drop shot for bass and when the gills start hitting that, you know you found biggin's
I like to use two hooks in 20 plus feet, one hook about 18" off bottom second about a foot above that. With different plastics/gulp on each see what they prefer. If one hook is out catching other I'll switch the baits up to see if it's the plastic or the depth. Then I'll dead stick a hook at that depth with the same plastic or gulp.
I drop shot all the time for perch. Seems like they always come in when the bottom is getting stirred up. My hook is 2" off the bottom so I know I am always in the strike zone.
I always have a drop shot dead stick when I am fishing in water over 10 feet for panfish , walleye or bass.
New too this, what's a drop shot?
I like using it anytime theres not to many weeds. I use the small colored hooks and just a piece of crawler. Simply lift up when you get a bite. Great on deep lakes like Geneva.
I have used it for 35years before it became the bass guys made it the in thing.All my friends started using dropshot over all those wire dodads that kill feel.
Skillz4Gillz, yes, I have been using the dropshot method for gills for quite some time. I thoroughly enjoy it, especially once they are in their mid to late summer patterns. As you know, it is a very effective approach. Typically use a gold or red size 8 aberdeen hook. I have also used ice jigs for dropshotting...earlier in the season. It is a blast....all feel.