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I just got my order today from Fish Hound and part of my order was a pack of 4 inch Shad Shape Worms by Yamamoto. Should I Texas rig these things and fish them like a Senko, Texas rig them and fish them like I would a Zoom Fluke (jerk bait), or something else? Also, what size hook would be best? Thinking a 2/0 or 3/0.

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They do very well being nose hooked on a drop shot rig. :)

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They do very well being nose hooked on a drop shot rig. :)

Yep, the Shad Shaped Worm was designed as a drop shot bait and it is very good. I've also seen Jarrett Edwards fish it weightless, nose hooked like a fluke. It would also work well on a darter head.

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Interesting. I have been really reading up on drop shotting over the last few days, so maybe the delivery was very timely! I just have to figure out what kind/size of dropshot weights and hooks to get now.

Also, I just started back to fishing in the spring and have been using exclusively 10# mono line. Will that work for drop shotting or am I going to need floro?

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I like the Gamakatsu Split Shot/Drop Shot hooks and a 1/8-1/4oz weight for drop shotting. 10# mono probably isn't the ideal line but it will work just fine.

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The shad shape worm is an excellent drop shot bait...............BUT..........beware, it attracts panfish by the millions, and GYCB plastic is not bluegill/rockbass/perch proof. It get's pretty irritating and frustrating that it takes 3 packs of them to catch a solid limit of bass because the panfish keep biting the tails off. I am not "complain about the durability of baits" guy, but these have baits have long since been a thorn in my side. They produce SO well, yet, for the reason I stated above, why I would go broke using them often. I have found similar, well producing baits from other mfg's. that withstand destruction from the roving band of bait molesters. Like the Berkley twitch tail minnow, Zoom tiny fluke, and a real sleeper..........the Gambler Shakey shad.

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I just got my order today from Fish Hound and part of my order was a pack of 4 inch Shad Shape Worms by Yamamoto. Should I Texas rig these things and fish them like a Senko, Texas rig them and fish them like I would a Zoom Fluke (jerk bait), or something else? Also, what size hook would be best? Thinking a 2/0 or 3/0.

 

I love these worms on size 2 or 1 Wide Gap Finesse or Split/Drop Shot hooks (Gamakatsu) rigged wacky style!!  Yes they get a ton of hits from smaller fish, but I've caught a lot of bass on them.

 

As well, I like to rig them in a split shot method for deeper presentation, either nose hooked, TX, or wacky.

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So what would be the best kind of line for a drop shotting setup? I have no problem buying a spool of the appropriate line, I just don't know what line that might be.

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So what would be the best kind of line for a drop shotting setup? I have no problem buying a spool of the appropriate line, I just don't know what line that might be.

 

I'd recommend a decent fluoro like Bass Pro XPS Fluorocarbon, or something like P-Line Floroclear (FC coated copoly line), or YoZuri Hybrid in anywhere from 6-10 pound tests.

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