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Drop Shot Weight #13324352 10/27/19 11:31 PM
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Does it matter what type weight or what weight?


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Re: Drop Shot Weight [Re: desertfisherman] #13324403 10/28/19 12:22 AM
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You want it on the bottom. I use 1/2 oz, if windy 5/8 oz

Re: Drop Shot Weight [Re: desertfisherman] #13324436 10/28/19 12:49 AM
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I prefer the cylinder style and use the following sizes


Little to no wind and small bait 3-4", I'm using 1/32 or 1/16 oz
Wind and small bait 3-4", I'm using 1/4 or 3/16 oz

Bigger baits 4+", no matter the wind 3/16 - 1/2 oz

Re: Drop Shot Weight [Re: desertfisherman] #13324687 10/28/19 12:47 PM
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Crappie weights work. Much cheaper.

Re: Drop Shot Weight [Re: desertfisherman] #13324756 10/28/19 01:52 PM
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cylinder pinch weight. 1/4 oz.

Re: Drop Shot Weight [Re: Sinkey] #13324829 10/28/19 03:05 PM
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I used to just pour my own, buy the dew it mold, the lead (some tire shops will give it to you) and swivels... when it was cold out, it passed the time. But I was a firm believer in 1/8 and 3/16 with no wind, like it was blowing yesterday, 1/4 or 3/8


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Re: Drop Shot Weight [Re: avid_basser] #13324860 10/28/19 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by avid_basser
I prefer the cylinder style and use the following sizes


Little to no wind and small bait 3-4", I'm using 1/32 or 1/16 oz
Wind and small bait 3-4", I'm using 1/4 or 3/16 oz

Bigger baits 4+", no matter the wind 3/16 - 1/2 oz


Same here. cheers


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Re: Drop Shot Weight [Re: desertfisherman] #13324931 10/28/19 04:50 PM
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With the exception of aggressive smallmouth, most of the real good finesse fisherman will tell you the lighter, the better. I use 1/8 oz. majority of time

Re: Drop Shot Weight [Re: desertfisherman] #13325256 10/28/19 10:10 PM
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I use lead weights.. I lose too many to use tungsten. Most of the time I use 3/8 oz because I can always feel the bottom with that weight. I use the round weights, but have some cylindrical. I can't tell much difference in which one gets hung more often.

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Re: Drop Shot Weight [Re: desertfisherman] #13325262 10/28/19 10:19 PM
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Any of you guys fish the lakes around Austin where there's tons of rock? Any better type to keep from breaking off? I've only used the round ones. Let me rephrase...I've only lost the round ones.


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I use tungsten 1/8 90 percent of the time it would have to get really windy or deep for me to use more.

Tungsten in nice you can feel it as soon as it starts to move on the bottom and let it drop again.

I use them as designed run my line thru the pinch keeper and tie a over hand knot in the end of the line, it always breaks at the knot so you only lose a inch per re tie approx.

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Re: Drop Shot Weight [Re: desertfisherman] #13325385 10/28/19 11:33 PM
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1/4 oz is my standard. Anything less, and I have a hard time feeling bottom. I'll jump up to 3/8 if video game fishing in 15 ft+ so that I can get it down to the fish faster.

I prefer Tungsten, but will certainly use lead, especially if fishing around rock (don't need as much sensitivity and plan to lose more).

I used to only use cylinder weights but have more recently used the tear drop style more with the intention of increasing sensitivity (not sure if it really makes a difference). I haven't noticed a difference in the rate at which I lose weights.

Re: Drop Shot Weight [Re: desertfisherman] #13325423 10/29/19 12:00 AM
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I've heard it's easier to see tear drop on 2d sonar. Tear drop hangs less than round. Cylinder hangs the least imo. Use more weight the deeper you get. I am 1/4 to 1/2 mostly.


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Re: Drop Shot Weight [Re: desertfisherman] #13325605 10/29/19 02:30 AM
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I use the cylinder type the most but the round ones work better when trying to feel a soft bottom. I really can't see as where the tungsten type are enough better to justify the additional cost for just fun fishing but would opt for the tungsten in a tourney situation. I use a 1/4 oz. 90% of the time but am usually fishing 20 ft. Plus when dropshotting.

Re: Drop Shot Weight [Re: desertfisherman] #13325935 10/29/19 01:36 PM
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I start as light as possible and work my way up with swagger tungsten unless I'm in greedy structure then I use phenix lead. Priced good either way but lead is still cheaper.


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