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#4484122 - 02/12/10 01:14 PM Best Drop Shot Hook?
Techsan06 Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/06/09
Posts: 268
Loc: Texas
I am very new to drop shotting but have seen great success with this technique. Can somebody tell me what hook is best to use. The ones that I saw in the store looks tiny. I'm just not confident that a hook that small can penetrate a big fish or hold up if you do get a big fish. Also, what is the best setup to use (rod, line, bait, etc.) Any information would be very helpful.


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#4484210 - 02/12/10 01:35 PM Re: Best Drop Shot Hook? [Re: Techsan06]
ctbassnut Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/26/10
Posts: 1017
Loc: Rockwall, N Mexico( AKA Texas)
Them small hooks won't fail you don't worry. I only use the gama's the owner hooks are very good to. as far as lb test line. I'm a little on the crazy side and use 4 to 6lb test when fishing open water. If I'm using them close to cover I'd bump it up to 8 to 10lb test. Keep in mine this is my experience fishing the clearer waters in ct. So you might be able to get away with a little heavier line like a 15lb. But aways use 100% fluorocarbon. I use a shimano crucial 7'2" MH fast action tip paired with a stradic 2500 for deeper water and the same rod in the 6'8" and a stradic 2000 in shallower water. Robo worm and berkley gulp alive minnows and leaches are my favorites.

If your in the Dallas area and want to go out on the water to get together and I'll show you what i know about it. Its my favorite way to fish for smallies and lmb. I'm new to the state and looking forward to getting nito the spot's that stack up in deep waters down here just like the smallies do.

oh most forgot..My best color is motoroil.


Edited by ctbassnut (02/12/10 01:37 PM)
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#4485150 - 02/12/10 05:40 PM Re: Best Drop Shot Hook? [Re: ctbassnut]
Techsan06 Offline
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Registered: 01/06/09
Posts: 268
Loc: Texas
thanks for the info. i'm from abilene and dont get up to dallas area much. likewise to you if you are ever down around abilene let me know and we will go catcha few.
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#4485585 - 02/12/10 07:17 PM Re: Best Drop Shot Hook? [Re: Techsan06]
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#4485992 - 02/12/10 08:34 PM Re: Best Drop Shot Hook? [Re: Evan O'Brien]
Bassin1970 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 545
Loc: Allen, TX
Those Gamakatsu drop shot hooks in 1/0 are hard to beat and they hold up well. I like them with a small fluke, cast it out there and hang on!
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#4486552 - 02/12/10 11:14 PM Re: Best Drop Shot Hook? [Re: Bassin1970]
kcudd25 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 97
Loc: Alvin TX
Gamakatsu # 1 or #2 is what I like to use.

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#4486975 - 02/13/10 05:28 AM Re: Best Drop Shot Hook? [Re: kcudd25]
Baylor_Guy™ Offline
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Registered: 05/07/04
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Loc: Kemp, Texas
daiichi stand out hooks fo sho
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#4488443 - 02/13/10 02:48 PM Re: Best Drop Shot Hook? [Re: kcudd25]
Robbie Milam Offline


Registered: 01/31/07
Posts: 5149
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: kcudd25
Gamakatsu # 1


+2

Rod:
I use a Dobyns Champion Extreme DX 702SF Finesse 7' 1 pc. 6-12lb, 1/8-1/2oz, Med/Light Fast Action Finesse Special Dropshot Rigs, Shaky Heads, Dartheads, Tubes & Gitzits

Line: Seaguar Invizx 8lbs

Weight: 1/8 oz +

Lure: Xcite Baits Trixter, Roboworm and Zipper work for me. Colors Green pumpkin, prism shad, oxblood red and Aarons magic



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#4488482 - 02/13/10 03:04 PM Re: Best Drop Shot Hook? [Re: Robbie Milam]
Robbie Milam Offline


Registered: 01/31/07
Posts: 5149
Loc: DFW
http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/catpage-dropshot.html

This will get you started in the right direction

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#4494804 - 02/15/10 10:46 AM Re: Best Drop Shot Hook? [Re: Robbie Milam]
roostertail Offline
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Registered: 08/22/05
Posts: 163
Loc: Naples,Florida
g hooks 1/0 are the only thing I use. They are sharp and sturdy. hooked
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#4494820 - 02/15/10 10:49 AM Re: Best Drop Shot Hook? [Re: roostertail]
SkeeterRonnie Offline
Pot stirrer

Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 50408
Loc: Rowlett, TX
#2 Gammy dropshot hooks for me. light wire, and allows the flesh inside the mouth to be hooked for less missed fish. a few 4# + fish have come to my boat with nothing but flesh hooked inside the mouth...
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#4494851 - 02/15/10 10:56 AM Re: Best Drop Shot Hook? [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
ctbassnut Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/26/10
Posts: 1017
Loc: Rockwall, N Mexico( AKA Texas)
Gammy all the way. I use these on smallies(up to 5 lbs) and have never had one lost fish do to the hook.
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#4500713 - 02/16/10 05:49 PM Re: Best Drop Shot Hook? [Re: ctbassnut]
Techsan06 Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/06/09
Posts: 268
Loc: Texas
thanks for all the information. this will get me going in the right direction.
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