I Love to Dropshot and the reason why is simple.I catch a lot of big bass with the drop shot.And I’m not the only one,How many times have you seen the Big Bass at a tournament caught on a drop shot and everyone say”,Oh he just got Lucky”.Well its not luck and here are some of the tools I use.First and foremost is my rod,My rod of choose is the Dobyns 702 SF Champion series.The rod is a seven foot,one peice Med/Light Fast Action.The sensitivity of this rod is without comparison in my opinion. When I get a bite there is never a doubt and I don’t need to set the hook like a monster because of the excellent backbone the 702 has. The simple fact is I put more fish in the boat thanks to this rod.
Next is my reel.My reel of choose is the ABU Garica Orra SX 20.The main reason I love this reel is the drag system.The drag on this ABU reel is so smooth and I can adjust it easily while I fight a fish.
When it comes to the line I use several brands but always 100% fluorocarbon in eight pound test.The reason I use fluorocarbon is the sensitivity and lack of stretch.Then there’s the hook,I use a Owner thin wire #1.Most people laugh when they see my hook but are quickly taken back when they see the size of fish I can land with it.
I have two favorite baits and colors.Pro Worms and Robo Worm’s are always in my boat and the two colors I use most are morning dawn for clear water and margarita mutilator for stained water.There are many choices in this department but overall these two get the job done for me.Now ,how I fish it.Well that is where I differ from most.On the Delta I flip it in grass and on tully points in very skinny water and any drop off or grass ledges I come across.On Clear Lake it’s my number one bait to toss on a bed and simply fan cast on spawn flat’s.On other lakes I fish it normal by merely dragging it with a little shake once in awhile.Or dropping right on their nose when I graph them.I fish the drop shot with a great deal of confidence because I look at the way a fish eat’s in the same way I eat.What that means is no matter how much food I’ve eaten that day,if my wife walk’s by and offers me a little piece of candy.I’m Gonna Eat It.To a big bass that drop shot is a little piece of candy.
Good Luck on your next outing Bob Tyler