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#11383705 - 02/01/16 10:51 AM Drop Shot Bait
FHL777 Offline

Registered: 06/05/13
Posts: 70
Loc: Lufkin, TX
Just starting to learn this technique. I am not sure what bait to buy. The ones I found with best reviews are the Roboworm, Reaction Innovations Flirt Worm and Strike King KVD dream shot. Should I go with one of these or maybe try all or something else? hmmm

Note: I will be fishing mainly in panhandle area(Amarillo), also on Ute Lake in NM. Ute has smallmouth and largemouth, very tough lake for me!

Thanks in advance
"90 percent of the fish congregate in 10 percent of the water"

#11383715 - 02/01/16 10:54 AM Re: Drop Shot Bait [Re: FHL777]
musiclife_7 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1276
Loc: Wylie, TX
any type of finesse worm works really...just have to find the color....small flukes work as well but typically not as good as smaller finesse worms.

#11383719 - 02/01/16 10:56 AM Re: Drop Shot Bait [Re: FHL777]
nitroslim Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/30/07
Posts: 1814
Loc: Ft. worth
I like to use the Jackel I shad ( I think that's the name ) or the yamamato shad shaped worm. Usually green pumpkin, and dip the tail yellow. Looks like a small bream.

#11383735 - 02/01/16 11:03 AM Re: Drop Shot Bait [Re: FHL777]
Do-Nothin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 607
Loc: Celina, TX
Zoom trick worm most of the time for me. Pretty much any finesse type bait works, however, everyone has their favorites.

#11383747 - 02/01/16 11:08 AM Re: Drop Shot Bait [Re: FHL777]
Slide_R Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5287
Loc: Richardson
Yamamoto Cut Tail Worm - Any size or Yamamoto Shad Shape
Robert Oleson
aka Slide_R

#11383760 - 02/01/16 11:16 AM Re: Drop Shot Bait [Re: FHL777]
rkcdvm Offline

Registered: 05/31/13
Posts: 302
Loc: Belton Texas
pretty much anything works . I tend to use roboworms or trickworms if they seem to be aggressive. Yamamotos if they are sluggish. No particular reason to be honest, it just works for me.

#11383766 - 02/01/16 11:18 AM Re: Drop Shot Bait [Re: FHL777]
David Burton Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 2100
Loc: McKinney, TX
Roboworm alive shad. I like hologram, prizm, and morning dawn.
David Burton
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#11383793 - 02/01/16 11:32 AM Re: Drop Shot Bait [Re: FHL777]
John-Mark Offline

Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 427
Loc: Kilgore Tx
drop shot does not work...

Edited by John-Mark (02/01/16 12:40 PM)

#11383874 - 02/01/16 12:05 PM Re: Drop Shot Bait [Re: FHL777]
Brad R Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1747
Loc: Texas
I'd definitely recommend starting with a roboworm of almost any color but Aaron's Magic is as good as most, 4.5" would be best if you are drop shotting finesse-style (small hook 1/0 or smaller).

Whatever you use, it needs to wave like a flag in the wind.

Some good alternatives mentioned to which I'd add, sort of oddly, that nose hooking a small Keitech Shad Impact seems to really attract fish feeding on shad/minnows. And, the bass also seem a bit larger.

Lots of fun if you like finesse fishing.

If you want to power up, contact Rivera Tackle and order some of his really big drop shot hooks, I think up to 7/0s. You could hang a 10 or 12" worm off one of those.


#11383879 - 02/01/16 12:08 PM Re: Drop Shot Bait [Re: FHL777]
Mike @ Fishing Specialties Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 3
Loc: Colorado
I like to use the roboworms. Great soft action.
Use an octopus hook to start as the bite can be really soft and they will swallow it.
Just remember to set hook easy or you rip it out of their mouths and the hook never has anything to bite into..

#11383899 - 02/01/16 12:17 PM Re: Drop Shot Bait [Re: FHL777]
redskeeter190 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 1803
Loc: Knoxville, TN
a small 4" Senko style bait...wacky style....

#11383913 - 02/01/16 12:23 PM Re: Drop Shot Bait [Re: FHL777]
Desert Angler Offline

Registered: 06/11/13
Posts: 191
Loc: Midland Texas
KVD dream shot best bait made. Robo worm is a close second. But small fineness worms or 3" senkos all work well.

Try the KVD Magic color in dream shot, or eahlers edge/bold bluegill in robo worm. Those are my go to colors, no matter what the conditions.

Also if you use a small hook like 1 or 2 EWG or offset hook, helps you keep from snagging up if fishing cover

Edited by Desert Angler (02/01/16 12:25 PM)

#11384164 - 02/01/16 02:17 PM Re: Drop Shot Bait [Re: FHL777]
bigbass94 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4224
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Roboworm FX Sculpin

I like throwing these on drop shots in clear water. The attention to detail on these baits are second to none. They have great action and they're super realistic.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

#11384280 - 02/01/16 03:00 PM Re: Drop Shot Bait [Re: FHL777]
Pumadon Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 1170
Loc: Royse City, Texas
Yamamoto Kut Tails are great. Come in plenty of sizes and colors. Well worth the money. I like green pumpkin black in 5 3/4".

#11384333 - 02/01/16 03:34 PM Re: Drop Shot Bait [Re: FHL777]
KingwoodCat Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/30/04
Posts: 38201
Loc: Broaddus TX
French Fry.
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Henry Ford

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