New Drop Shotting With Electronics Video
Posted December 11 2011 - 06:52 PM
Posted December 12 2011 - 08:09 PM
Looks like DH...was that Dale Hollow?
Also I'm just getting into drop shotting more, but are you tying the leader to the braid with a knot (like the J knot or a bloodknot) or are you using a swivel?
And I'm assuming the leader starts above the hook so the fish can't see the braid?
I usually just fish mainline Fluorocarbon Toray Upgrade Soloroam, or Sunline Shooter...but I'm considering trying braid this season.
Also roughly how far above the weight did you have your hook tied on?
Posted December 13 2011 - 12:00 AM
Thanks for watching
Posted December 13 2011 - 01:13 AM
Gamma cool...I've never tried them. I can tell you I've tried a multitude of fluoro's and 95% of them are absolute garbage. The three I've found that work well for me in order are Toray Superhard Upgrad Soloroam, Seaguar Abrazx, and Sunline Shooter. The downside is the Toray and Sunline Shooter come at a major price. But the Toray lasts forever and is super abrasion resistant. I think I will give the edge a try I'm always up for trying new stuff. Was that a regular spool of (main line) Gamma 6 lb cut to length or was it leader material that comes pre-cut (ie leaders) like many salt water and fly fisherman use?
Anyways you're using the double uni as your line to line knot? I've had good luck with the J knot but it can be bulky at times. I'll have to check out the double uni it was obviously working for you...as I could clearly see. You are really tuned in; great to watch someone on top of their game.
That lake is beautiful. Do you ever take people out fishing up there? I've been planning to take a trip to the Northeast or upper midwest somewhere. I had on my list Lake Ontario, Champlagne, Eerie, and some other lakes around there...but after watching that Candlewood Lake is making the short list for sure.
Posted December 13 2011 - 10:47 AM
Posted December 14 2011 - 01:42 PM
"A voyage in search of knowledge need never abandon the spirit of adventure."
Posted December 14 2011 - 01:52 PM
One question about the long drop line, though. is really imperative that it be that long? I realize fish look up at the bait, and I see the exact same behavior on the graph on Ontario and Erie, but we rarely go over 3' long on the dropper, and more like 8-14" - just enough to keep your bait out of the reach of the gobies. Go to short, and you'll never have your bait in the zone long enough to get a bass to bite before a goby does. It just doesn't look like you're using that long a dropper in the video.
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Posted December 14 2011 - 02:31 PM
Posted December 14 2011 - 06:02 PM
The smallies were caught on candlewood lake in connecticut, I am using 10lb test power pro with a 10ft. 6lb. test gamma edge fluorocarbon leader tied with a double uni knot. I have been fishing gamma for 5 years and it is the most unbelievably strong line i have ever used. I just recently picked them up as a sponsor, it was a no brainer. The edge fluoro really shines as a leader with the braid, other fluoros weaken at the knot a lot quicker. The length of the leader between the hook a ds weight that i use is 6ft. That is relative to the water clarity i am fishing, sometimes i use even a longer leader. The smallmouth in this lake feed looking up and often suspend, so the long leader is a necessity.
Thanks for watching
Any reason you weren't using all FC?
Posted December 14 2011 - 06:33 PM
Thanks for watching
Posted December 18 2011 - 06:41 PM
Just a side note though, for those of you on a budget you don't need the latest and greatest fish finder to use this technique, however it does help! I have an older lowrance fish finder and by turning up the ping speed I was able to get the same results and my transducer is mounted on the back of the boat. With that said I will be up grading my electronics this winter. I plan on getting one like in the video for mid-ship and another one to mount to my trolling motor in the bow, probably one with down imaging. This is a very cool way of fishing!!!
Thanks for the video!!
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