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I have minimal experience with dropshotting and it is something I definitely want to build my confidence in this upcoming year. The few occasions where I have used the dropshot, I did well using the strait tail Roboworms. I was just wondering what your most successful baits for dropshotting are. Thanks

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Drop shot is just another plastic presentation.

 

You can use any plastic you wish.

 

The secret is to let the current move the bait. So with that said, you can start with the smaller Roboworms and move  up to the larger Zoom trick worms rigged Texas or wacky.

 

Anything goes with the drop shot presentation. Have fun experimenting and the fish will tell you what they want.  Check this out:

 

 

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If it's soft plastic, I will drop shot it. Some of my best producing drop shot baits are not thought of as "drop shot" baits.

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I really really like using the Strike King floating finesse worms. I forget their exact name but they are about 4-5" long, shaped like a finesse worm and made out of the elaztech rubber so it floats. I nose hook them.

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My current favorite bubba drop shot bait is the Berkley Powerbait jerk shad.   I start with the Arkansas Shiner color and then draw on them with red, orange and chartreuse spike it markers - mostly chartreuse.  Crazy legs chigger craws have also been good bubba drop shot baits for me.

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You are starting off just fine with the Roboworms. I've caught more bass on them than just about any other plastic, when drop shotting. Some other great baits which I switch to, from time to time, are the Berkley Power Minnows, Zoom Tiny Flukes, 3" Sluggos and Case Helgrammites. All and any plastics can be drop shotted and all work well at one time or another.

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Drop shot is just another plastic presentation.

 

You can use any plastic you wish.

 

The secret is to let the current move the bait. So with that said, you can start with the smaller Roboworms and move  up to the larger Zoom trick worms rigged Texas or wacky.

 

Anything goes with the drop shot presentation. Have fun experimenting and the fish will tell you what they want.

 

 X2

 

When it comes to "working" the drop shot, Less is More and often times Nothing is Better.

 Try thinking of your drop-shot rig like it's live bait - the Action is built in - however subtle.

 

A-Jay

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Drop shot is just another plastic presentation.

 

You can use any plastic you wish.

 

The secret is to let the current move the bait. So with that said, you can start with the smaller Roboworms and move  up to the larger Zoom trick worms rigged Texas or wacky.

 

Anything goes with the drop shot presentation. Have fun experimenting and the fish will tell you what they want.

 

Good tip there.

 

 X2

 

When it comes to "working" the drop shot, Less is More and often times Nothing is Better.

 Try thinking of your drop-shot rig like it's live bait - the Action is built in - however subtle.

 

A-Jay

 

 

And another good tip.
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You can drop shot by nose hooking, wacky and weedless skin hooked soft plastics.

Roboworm makes several good drop shot worms, reapers and minnows.

Basstrix also makes very good soft plastics like Flashtrix minnow.

3" and 4" Sluggo and Fluke type soft plastics work good.

Most anglers over fish a drop shot rig, it's more of a do little technique. The weight is usually on the bottom, the work about face level with the bass off the bottom. Meter bass with your sonar unit to determine how far off the bottom the bass are and adjust the distance between the weight and bass depth. If you don't know, then start about 12".

The basic technique is bouncing the slack line against the weight with 3" to 4" movements. When you feel a strike or added weight, lift set and reel.

Good luck.

Tom

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Check out the Jackall Crosstail and Supercross Tail hands down my best producers for a small softbait.

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SK KVD Dream Shot is probably one of my favorites.  They're not the most durable but they have great action and if you can get a few fish on one and then set it aside with some Mend-It to put them back together, a single pack can go a long way.  I just need to keep the d**n pike from swiping off the last 1/3 of the bait...

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I'm a big fan of the Strike King Dream Shot.  I also am fond of their finesse worms.

 

I just got a pack of the Missile Baits Drop Craw from Santa.  They look sick!  Can't wait to use them.

 

http://missilebaits.com/index.php/videos/drop-craw.html

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I'm a big fan of the Strike King Dream Shot. I also am fond of their finesse worms.

I just got a pack of the Missile Baits Drop Craw from Santa. They look sick! Can't wait to use them.

http://missilebaits.com/index.php/videos/drop-craw.html

The drop craw by Missile Baits is a very good dropshot bait. I used them more than Roboworms this past season.

Oxblood and pinkalicious worked the best for me.

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The drop craw by Missile Baits is a very good dropshot bait. I used them more than Roboworms this past season.

Oxblood and pinkalicious worked the best for me.

Of course it's the two colors I didn't get from Santa.  LOL.  Got the Green Pumpkin and Bruiser.

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Of course it's the two colors I didn't get from Santa. LOL. Got the Green Pumpkin and Bruiser.

Green pumpkin always works. Bruiser did nothing for me, but it could just be I didn't give the color a fair chance either. Try hooking them through the head end instead of the tail end. I noticed more strikes this way.

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Green pumpkin always works. Bruiser did nothing for me, but it could just be I didn't give the color a fair chance either. Try hooking them through the head end instead of the tail end. I noticed more strikes this way.

I saw that in the demo video.  i would not have thought to do that.   Thanks for the tip!

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Berkeley Havoc 3" Sick FIsh was a good DS bait for me over the summer.

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I know a guy that does some wicked handpours - but for factory stuff I like Bass Pro's Walleye Angler 3" and 5" leech, a 4" or 5" beaver bait cut in half, and almost any smaller worm or grub or whatever. I do like to to upsize (Bubba Shot) with a big tube or creature bait.

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Z-Man finesse worm 4" is what I catch the majority of my dropshot fish on. It floats perfectly on the hook.

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I do well with:

 

4" ringworms

French fry's

mini flukes

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I mostly dropshot Roboworms.  Bold Bluegill, SXE Shad, Kerrlicious, Warmouth, Aaron's Magic.  I can't really tell much difference between the regular and fat worms.  The fats do have a larger profile but they are 8 to a bag.  They are soft, you can get 1.5 fish per worm.  I don't think I've ever caught three fish off one roboworm :-/

 

I also use Zoom Z-Drops.  If dropshot bite is really on, I'll just use their Green Pumpkin Z-Drop.  15 to a pack and they are cheap!

 

I sometimes use Finesse worms or Trick Worms.  

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