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#10989693 - 07/20/15 07:43 PM my 1st Drop shot bass!
Bass-N-Buck Master Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 2399
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
just getting around to posting this been a few weeks, but finally caught my 1st drop shot bass on a 4" morning dawn roboworm in about 20' of water. after throwing a 6xd for about 20 mins or so and nothing picked up the drop shot.what made it better was that I was graphing looking for some fish and found what I thought was fish lol and told the girlfriend hey come up front to show her you can actually see the bait go down on the graph and Boom it landed right in the middle of a school after a little teaching her how to fish it pulled up felt a little pressure and set the hook on a healthy 3.6lber. was fun since its been a long time since I have even caught one on a spinning reel.
Not my thing to drop shot but seems like fun and i'm not a deep water fisherman but seems like the way to go when they get finicky.
will drop shot more from now on.
Next up wacky worm fishing....

You tournament guys don't need to worry not gonna start tourney fishing lol.

Oops almost forgot about the girlfriends dropshot bass, told her to throw her dropshot by this log and bout a minute later she went to hollering I got one and she caught her 1st drop shot bass also a solid 10" and had another one hang her up...

Edited by Bass-N-Buck Master (07/20/15 07:48 PM)

#10989706 - 07/20/15 07:52 PM Re: my 1st Drop shot bass! [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
Mayo Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 570
Nice mate...

#10989798 - 07/20/15 08:41 PM Re: my 1st Drop shot bass! [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
collincountytx Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 14865
Loc: Dallas, TX
Very nice! Sounds like the deep summer pattern is settling in.

#10989799 - 07/20/15 08:41 PM Re: my 1st Drop shot bass! [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
Trickster Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 35718
Loc: Plano TX
I hope you master the hangup recovery better than I did.

#10989840 - 07/20/15 08:58 PM Re: my 1st Drop shot bass! [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
Gman72 Offline

Registered: 07/07/12
Posts: 233
Be careful it can be addictive!

#10989899 - 07/20/15 09:23 PM Re: my 1st Drop shot bass! [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 14417
Loc: Justin, TX.
Good story. Thanks for sharing.
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#10989969 - 07/20/15 09:52 PM Re: my 1st Drop shot bass! [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
Alex Finch Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 1204
Loc: Fate, Texas
Glad to hear that you're getting it down Jeff! Wish we could have found time to get out there and chase the DS fish together.

I don't know that the drop shot is the best pattern for tournament fish this year. The slot-to-under ratio has been far too high for me to like it for tournament fishing. I think it's hovering around 5-to-1 and it's normally more like 1-to-5. Not sure if it's that there are less unders in the lake, fewer of them out deeper, or if I'm just putting it in front of the wrong fish.

Re: hangup recovery mastery... grab one of the 2 oz. Finch Nasty Knockers from the Minnow Bucket or the LFT shop in Emory. If you see me out there, ask me for one and if I have one to spare, I'll give it to you. I have fished all day with the same drop shot on several occasions and I get hung up a lot more than the average Joe. The key is to be on top of the bait when you send the Knocker hunting, and then to pop your rod tip to let it work the hook/line free. Sometimes it's instant, some times it takes a minute or two.

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#10989995 - 07/20/15 09:59 PM Re: my 1st Drop shot bass! [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
txlonghorns Offline

Registered: 06/22/13
Posts: 218
Loc: Irving, TX
Congrats! I'm looking to get into fishing drop shot. Always a good feeling to catch one on a new technique.

#10990065 - 07/20/15 10:35 PM Re: my 1st Drop shot bass! [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
CrankBait1007 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 1878
Loc: North carolina
cool when our electronics work for us..... way to go!
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Sometimes I wish i never picked that rod up!

#10990079 - 07/20/15 10:42 PM Re: my 1st Drop shot bass! [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
bFROG5 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/24/15
Posts: 518
Loc: Fort Worth, TX.
I finally got a good dropshot rod and hope to get my first dropshot bass very soon also!
Matthew 4:19

#10990539 - 07/21/15 08:21 AM Re: my 1st Drop shot bass! [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
upchurch_k Offline

Registered: 07/01/08
Posts: 119
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I just started fishing drop shot this year, I'm definitely sold on it. Now I need to figure out how to accurately read my electronics and start fishing deeper.
Kevin Upchurch

#10990603 - 07/21/15 08:41 AM Re: my 1st Drop shot bass! [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
txmark1959 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/19/12
Posts: 1174
Loc: Onalaska, TX
Congrats......way to go!
Mark Cooper
Onalaska Texas

#10990809 - 07/21/15 09:38 AM Re: my 1st Drop shot bass! [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
Brad R Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1838
Loc: Texas
I've been "learning" to drop shot and using the more traditional finesse technique with the 1 to 1/0 hook and relatively small or thin baits.

But, I saw a video where one pro bass fisherman mentioned that it works very well with a really big worm, a 10 or 12" worm on heavier line, a 4/0 hook or around that size, and a larger sinker to feel the bottom. As I recall, he said those deep fish might look the other way at small offerings but jump on a big meal.

It might be fun to experiment with a big drop shot rigging in deeper water using electronics to drop it on their noses.



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