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2 Hook Drop Shot set-up?

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I was sitting in a meeting a work today and it got boring!  Being the first really warm day around here in Richmond I started day dreaming and i knew I was going to give the drop shot a chance tonight and I was thinking about putting two hooks on to the normal config.  Just tie another Palomar knot in and have a distance say 2' between the hooks and then 12" down to the weight.  Anyone else thought about this or tried this before?

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Ive done it and it works. But I prefer to change out the dropshot weight for a jig or tube instead.

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Double dropshot and nose hooked baits are an invatation to more frequent snags.

I know its a more open water rig than other types of baits but you still have to target the fish in snaggy areas and its hard enouph keeping one hook from snagging especially were there are sunken trees.Bass like those places.

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There is one Northern California angler in particular whom I can think of that has won multiple events up here on that setup.  From what he had said, he usually uses about a 2-6" leader from the bottom hook and the second bait anywhere from 12-36"+ up the line.  One benefit that he mentioned was that this setup can help him find out if the fish prefer a bait which is closer to the bottom, or higher up.  Also stated if he is catching them well on the bottom hook and has shortened the leader drastically then he will usually switch to a bottom bait.

I have used the rig with success and it definitely can get hung up more.  The hang ups are usually the same as a single rig, where you shake it off, or lose the weight most of the time.  Only part that sucks is when you DO break both off it's a little more time consuming to tie.  Also, I do use it mainly in rocky areas without flooded timber or anything else to cause my hooks to hang up much, mostly it's just the loss of the weight.

One thing I do that can make it a little easier when losing setups is I tie a swivel up the line and tie a couple rigs up with both hooks (or single hooks) the night before so that it's just a single knot on the water when I have to re-tie.

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I have had great success using a Yamamoto Hula Grub on a Bass Stalker jig head as my drop shot weight.  I use a Yamamoto Shad Shape Worm as my drop shot bait about 12 inches above the jig.  I usually rig the Shad Shape worm texposed.  I have actually picked up a few doubles with this setup.

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Just an FYI, this isn't legal in every state, including Minnesota.

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This has been a great rig on the Ohio River for quite a few years now. I started throwing a heavy shakey head with a dropshot hook about 2 years ago and had several doubles.

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Used a small jig as the drop shot rig before but haven't tried the double drop shot set up yet... when it warms up I'll be giving it a try. Thanks for the idea!

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Don't try it on a lake like Erie, with a goby 6 inches up and a 4" worm 15 inches up.....

Dosen't work at all ::).

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