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toledo puma Offline

Registered: 05/02/16
Posts: 88
I'm not really drop shotting but dragging like a C-rig. I would feel that others are doing the same thing or similar. It has worked very well. I think its just the idea that the bait is staying up off the bottom in front of the weight. I am using a 3/0 ewg hook rigging a lizard traditional style (weedless skin hooking the point), with a 12" to 18" leader above my drop shot weight. Which of you are doing something similar?

#12150032 - 03/20/17 07:54 PM Re: DROP SHOTTING LIZARDS AND LARGER PLASTIC [Re: toledo puma]
Bassalong Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 833
Loc: Iowa
You know, I might not work it like a rig, but visualizing a lizard or B Hog wallowing around underneath a big lay down on a rig like this is messing with my imagination. What the heck, I might try dragging it too, just for the fun of it.

#12150281 - 03/20/17 09:33 PM Re: DROP SHOTTING LIZARDS AND LARGER PLASTIC [Re: toledo puma]
NTXBankFishing Offline

Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 219
Loc: North Texas
I do it all the time, more of a power shot type rig, just an up scaled drop shot set up.

#12150502 - 03/21/17 06:27 AM Re: DROP SHOTTING LIZARDS AND LARGER PLASTIC [Re: NTXBankFishing]
Mike Keenan Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/31/04
Posts: 10638
Loc: San Diego, Ca/ Sanger, Tx
I do it all the time at Roberts.. use a creature bait, heavy line and a big hook... pitch it into a brush pile or a tree and hang on
R.I.P. Mike "pappy" "broken rod" Green born 07-16-62 on to better fishing 06-10-08.

#12150607 - 03/21/17 07:42 AM Re: DROP SHOTTING LIZARDS AND LARGER PLASTIC [Re: toledo puma]
Brad R Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1839
Loc: Texas
Here, at around 15:00 on the video, Greg shows how he uses a drop shot to fish beds.

Drop Shot Version

And, one well known regional fisherman from the west coast was in a tournament several years ago and learned that he could drop shot and almost swim the bait back to the boat in a particular depth of the water column and fish were loving it.

Finally, isn't it Donald Harper, here on TFF, he may already have responded, who is a proponent of using a beefed up drop shot to flip/pitch/punch with? As I recall, he lets a large weight sort of "lead the way" with his plastic being pulled behind (instead of being led by a nose weight) and has great success getting it down to the fish.

It's really a very versatile technique isn't it?


#12150609 - 03/21/17 07:44 AM Re: DROP SHOTTING LIZARDS AND LARGER PLASTIC [Re: toledo puma]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13125
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I do that also with a super fluke. Every time I drop shot(with any type of bait) I try to see what works best, barely shaking or shaking quite a bit. I also drag it along until I bump something, then I shake it. All three presentations work, it just depends on how the fish want it that day.

Edited by ezbassin (03/21/17 07:45 AM)


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