Non-Typical Drop shot

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goldrod
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Non-Typical Drop shot

Post by goldrod » Tue Sep 19, 2023 6:35 am

Most of the time when I’m dropshotting it’s in clear water
But recently I have taken it upon myself to do it everywhere I’d used a texas rig.
Do you only drill use a drop shot in clear water?
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Re: Non-Typical Drop shot

Post by Drakestar » Wed Sep 20, 2023 3:22 pm

I've definitely dropshotted in murky and even muddy water. Bigger worm, bolder colors, and possibly wacky-rigged for more water displacement so that they can find it. The weight itself already makes a clicking sound and/or disturbs the mud, too, so there's plenty to go by for the fish.

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Re: Non-Typical Drop shot

Post by DirtyD64 » Thu Sep 21, 2023 4:47 am

goldrod wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 6:35 am
Most of the time when I’m dropshotting it’s in clear water
But recently I have taken it upon myself to do it everywhere I’d used a texas rig.
Do you only drill use a drop shot in clear water?
I do the same as you on my local river, drag dropshots all over. Issue I have is snags. For rocky sandbars, big rocks, etc. I am fine, but if I get into a swift area with log jams and bushes it can get tough. Almost fish a dropshot like a Carolina rig.
I still keep using dropshots primarily in clear water, but our fishing gets tough to impossible with dirty water anyways.
Not sure others do this, but sometimes I dropshot small swimbaits. Leave about an 18" drop to the weight, then run an Owner Downshot hook with a 3" Easy Shiner. Just allows me to stop the bait and fish a little slower with a different presentation.

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