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Dropshot In Murky Water ?

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I'm trying to get more confident fishing the dropshot rig so i've been reading a lot of articles. In these articles I keep reading that this technique is best in clear water, well i dont fish clear water too often, and im usually fishing around heavy cover.

 

So my question is have any of you had success throwing this rig in murky water ? and if so what kind of lures, line, weights, etc...do you use ? 

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Murky water, yes.. around cover, no. 

 

As for lures, try a bait with a lot of action like a super soft drop-shot worm in a white or chartreuse.

 

If you are fishing around brush in murky water, why not just use the simple t-rig? 

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I fished the dropshot for first time today in murky water. I used the Roboworm, caught about 5 on it including a huge bowfin fish. As Kevin22 indicated, something with a lot of action is key.

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Drop shot fishing in cover requires the "bubba shot" approach.  I use a 7 1/2' pitching stick and 20 lb abrazax fluorocarbon.  I drop shot in and around all kinds of cover from 2' to 20' or more depths.  Like most kinds of fishing, it works some days better than other days, but for sure it is a weapon in my fishing arsenal that I always hae in the boat.                                                        

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You can most definitely dropshot in dingy water.  A lot of people upsize their line size, hook size, bait size, weight, etc. but I fish it pretty much the same as I do in clear water.  I get why people upsize the rig.  In murky water you are usually targeting cover which is best suited for heavier tackle, but I know I get more bites on lighter line, even in less than perfect water conditions.  I worry about getting bit first, THEN getting the fish out of the nasty cover.  

 

Since you said you have heavy cover, try 12lb line, and rather than nose hooking your bait, make it a texas rigged worm on the DS rig by using a 1/0 Gamakatsu EWG hook.  Good luck man!  Don't ever think a certain technique can't work because of water conditions.  I've caught fish in gin clear water on super bright, chartreuse crankbaits and I've caught fish on clear, completely translucent soft plastics in super muddy water.  There is no set of rules....and if there is, the fish never follow them.  

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