texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
JTHunts, thumperthree, WTXfishing, Diamond D, landclearer
114673 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 100,612
hopalong 94,355
Pilothawk 80,701
John175☮ 78,676
Bigbob_FTW 71,261
JDavis7873 67,401
Derek 🐝 66,114
Mark Perry 62,221
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,141,010
Posts15,588,628
Members139,673
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
What weight on the end of a drop rig? #13741502 10/23/20 08:15 PM
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 19
R
Ruark Offline OP
Green Horn
OP Offline
Green Horn
R
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 19
I'm rigging up some drop rigs. This is cast out from a small pier, 20-30 ft. deep, still water. Target is channels mostly 12-18 inches. This is a simple drop rig. Weight on the end, About a 6" drop 18-20 inches up. Bait is a chunk of chicken thigh on a 5/0 circle, or maybe Danny King's/CJ's on a #6 treble. Casting out about 30-35 yards. What weight would you use? I have generic egg sinkers, 3/4, 1, 1 1/2 oz. Thoughts?

Wet Rooster Jigs Fishing Super Store
Re: What weight on the end of a drop rig? [Re: Ruark] #13741631 10/23/20 10:31 PM
Joined: Aug 2020
Posts: 441
Z
z289sec Online Content
Angler
Online Content
Angler
Z
Joined: Aug 2020
Posts: 441
Originally Posted by Ruark
I'm rigging up some drop rigs. This is cast out from a small pier, 20-30 ft. deep, still water. Target is channels mostly 12-18 inches. This is a simple drop rig. Weight on the end, About a 6" drop 18-20 inches up. Bait is a chunk of chicken thigh on a 5/0 circle, or maybe Danny King's/CJ's on a #6 treble. Casting out about 30-35 yards. What weight would you use? I have generic egg sinkers, 3/4, 1, 1 1/2 oz. Thoughts?


Totally just me, but if Im casting. I want my bait to stay right where I put it. With a float, on the bait (Santee style) I'll use a 3 oz, unless it's rough water, or heavy current, then I'll bump it up. If it's just a bait and a weight, I'll generally use a 1.5 or a 2, in relatively calm waters. But, like i said, that's just my setup that I like. Me personally, only time i use an egg style sinker is suspended drifting, or straight down off a pier or boat.

Last edited by z289sec; 10/23/20 10:32 PM.
Re: What weight on the end of a drop rig? [Re: Ruark] #13741843 10/24/20 02:30 AM
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 96
B
Bobbycat Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
B
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 96
On a lake, I use 1 or 2 oz bell sinkers fixed with a barrel swivel for easy changing for higher weights if I need.

Last edited by Bobbycat; 10/24/20 02:39 AM.
Re: What weight on the end of a drop rig? [Re: Ruark] #13741886 10/24/20 03:26 AM
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 1,734
O
Osbornfishing Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
O
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 1,734
Go with a weight that fits the rod you are using. Typically, I use the smallest weight that will allow me to hold the line tight without moving the weight. I use 1 oz most of the time.

Re: What weight on the end of a drop rig? [Re: Ruark] #13752186 11/01/20 05:05 PM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 126
S
SteveBob Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
S
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 126
This is my usual setup for catfishing and has worked from California to North Carolina and South Dakota to Texas for me. Of course this is just my take and your mileage may vary since these are at best general guides only and nothing is carved in stone. I agree with the above replies except I see 4 factors.

1. Size of rod in length.
2. Action of the rod.
3. Conditions

And last but most important.....

4. What weights do you actually have in your tackle box? I have learned to restock my tackle box after being called a cave man for using a rock one time when I ran out. With that said

On still lakes to slow creeks I use:

1. 7.5' or less medium to medium heavy rods I use 1 to 1.5 oz egg sinkers.

2. 8' or better heavy rods I use 2 to 2.5 oz. bank sinkers for the same conditions.

(Bump both of them up by 1 oz and change them to pyramid type weights in faster water or surf type conditions.)

Hope this helps.


I spent the winter tying flies I'm over 300 now. I'm Ready!!!
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3