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Drop Shot #13801049 12/10/20 03:54 PM
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Pretty good in depth on drop shots from David Ozio. https://www.facebook.com/groups/923462114445603/permalink/2536320909826374/

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Good video. But I completely disagree with the speed you fish it. I will say, I learned how to this from Billy Dyson back in the early 2000's. I think he was one of the first doing it on Fork. I tweeked it a bit and fish it "my way." Ive also been in the boat with guys like Eric Wright and Zach Hughes. And they fish it their own way as well. My wife now has "her way" of doing it. And I must say, there's some days she flat out smokes em! I just shake my head! lol.
But there are alot of different ways to fish this to make it effective.

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I guess it depends on the plastics used. I like a Roboworm. When fishing it, I try to NOT impart any action at all. Let the worm work.


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I fish it my own way, do not rig it anything like his, and often fish it like a Carolina rig, just slower.


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Anybody got any good ideas on the best weight shape for fishing hydrilla lines? I'm using one of the cylindrical ones but interested to see if someone has found something easier to move through the grass with.

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Originally Posted by greenen
Anybody got any good ideas on the best weight shape for fishing hydrilla lines? I'm using one of the cylindrical ones but interested to see if someone has found something easier to move through the grass with.

Are you using tungsten? It’s smaller and slightly less snaggy for a given weight. You can also rig the worm “Texas rig” style using a #1 EWG light wire hook in place of the usual DS hook and make it less snaggy.


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Anybody got any good ideas on the best weight shape for fishing hydrilla lines? I'm using one of the cylindrical ones but interested to see if someone has found something easier to move through the grass with.

Are you using tungsten? It’s smaller and slightly less snaggy for a given weight. You can also rig the worm “Texas rig” style using a #1 EWG light wire hook in place of the usual DS hook and make it less snaggy.


I do this fishing heavy grass but in this case I tie the weight on to keep from it pulling off too easily and use a #1 Owner rigging hook and Txpose it.

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I don't have any tungsten weights but I'll try them. T-rigging already. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by greenen
Anybody got any good ideas on the best weight shape for fishing hydrilla lines? I'm using one of the cylindrical ones but interested to see if someone has found something easier to move through the grass with.


I use cylinder weights and just downsize on weight. The lighter weight seems to fall thru the grass better. Tungsten is a waste of money on drop shotting if you ask me.

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Originally Posted by Sinkey
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Anybody got any good ideas on the best weight shape for fishing hydrilla lines? I'm using one of the cylindrical ones but interested to see if someone has found something easier to move through the grass with.


I use cylinder weights and just downsize on weight. The lighter weight seems to fall thru the grass better. Tungsten is a waste of money on drop shotting if you ask me.


That's definitely not how I feel on Tg when dropshotting...I want to use a light weight and know I'm touching bottom. With Tg, I can go down to a 1/32 oz weight, wind permitting, when drop shot and really finesse them up.

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Anybody got any good ideas on the best weight shape for fishing hydrilla lines? I'm using one of the cylindrical ones but interested to see if someone has found something easier to move through the grass with.


I use cylinder weights and just downsize on weight. The lighter weight seems to fall thru the grass better. Tungsten is a waste of money on drop shotting if you ask me.


That's definitely not how I feel on Tg when dropshotting...I want to use a light weight and know I'm touching bottom. With Tg, I can go down to a 1/32 oz weight, wind permitting, when drop shot and really finesse them up.


Totally agree, I use 1/8 tungsten on my drop shot 99 percent of the time.

If a guy has mediocre rods and line I can see where tungsten might seem a waste to him.

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I guess I must be new at all this then. My thoughts have always been my weight is just to keep my bait where I want it. The feel I have is my bait working. That's why it's tied above your weight. When you pull through something on a lake. The first thing you feel is that worm going across something.

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Originally Posted by Sinkey
I guess I must be new at all this then. My thoughts have always been my weight is just to keep my bait where I want it. The feel I have is my bait working. That's why it's tied above your weight. When you pull through something on a lake. The first thing you feel is that worm going across something.



If you cant feel your weight on the bottom how do you know its where you want it?

You sound like someone who has never tried a piece of tungsten on a drop shot, either way its no big deal posts on here are opinion.

Some people think they can catch as many fish on a 50 dollar rod and mono as a guy using a Nrx and Tatsu, while that is the case if they are eating the [censored] out of something that is obviously not the case over time, but both guys are getting the enjoyment they want out of fishing at their accepted cost level so all is good.

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I fish 1/4 oz. led about 99% of the time.

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