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Tubes for drop shotting

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Man, isn't it great when you try a new way to fish and find success! I did that today when I caught a fine 6 lber on my dropshot, I've caught hundreds on the DS but I had never used a tube as the bait. I have now an obvious confidence in this bait on my DS as I was looking for an edge on my lake that sees a lot of pressure ... it's strictly a C&R lake and there are a lot of small 1 to 2 lbers in the water , but man these fish see a lot of lures..... I ended up catching another solid 2 lb male on my tubed out DS, while driving home I was thinking to myself, why hadn't I tried this earlier. My question is this, does anyone have a favorite bait they use with the DS?.... I realize the tube on a DS isn't my idea but I sure do wonder why it's taken me this long to try it out.... Can anyone let me know if they have good results with tubes as the bait that maybe have a tip they could maybe pass on?... thanks to all who read.

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I am not much for dropshot myself but I always keep a pack of dropshot tubes in my bag just in case.  I will also push a slider head in them to drag the bottom.

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You can drop shot most shot plastic baits, including any of the crawfish type baits.  One on my favorites is the Yamamoto shad shaped worms.  

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You can actually DS a suspending jerk bait.  3' tag line, twitch it along.

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Nosed hooked DS tubes are common bed fish presentation.

Tom

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Tubes work great on a dropshot, especially those with a little more meat in the nose.

 

Really, any plastic can be dropshotted. Even half-torn-up plastics that end up on the boat carpet are worth a try. 

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As has been said, most any plastic bait will work with the drop shot presentation. I've been using tubes for the past two seasons now with success. I nose hook a standard 3 1/2" tube and place a small piece of an ear plug in the tail end. This keeps the tentacles floating a bit more, creating a very enticing presentation.

 

My all time favorite plastic for drop shotting is the 4" Roboworm however. Rigged either by the nose or wacky, if there are bass in the area, these will get their attention.

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I have a few packs of the Dry Creek Dropshot Tubes but have only used them a handful of times and for some reason always go back to my kut tails.  After WSB's comment about them being good for beds, I think I'll dig them up and give them another go.  I do like to nosehook them, because it allows for better swinging/movement.

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