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Drop shot for bass and crappie in Texas

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Hey guys and gals,

 99% of the time you hear people talking about drop shot fishing they are talking about bronze backs in clear northern water. I have a 7’ BC rod that I want to turn into a jerkbait and drop shot rod. What kind of success could I expect in stained and murky water fishing for LMB and crappie?

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I’ve had success in SE LA drop shotting for LMB and I caught PB bream dropshotting. I only use it if water clarity is around  1.5’ Visibility or better. I’ve never used it in very muddy water as I’ve always seen it as more of a visual bait for bass. 

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You can use it in muddy water. I've caught all sorts of fish with basically 0 visibility with DS. Key is PATIENCE. You can use live bait or plastics if you want to go for bass. I've had luck using small finesse worms or something else with a scent to it. Helps if you know where the fish ate holding too.

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Youd be surprised at how good a drop shot lizzard is at night during and after the spawn. 

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Thanks for the info. 

3 hours ago, FishDewd said:

Helps if you know where the fish ate holding too.

Mainly I’ll reserve the DS for fishing on or around crappie brush piles.  

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5 hours ago, Texan89 said:

Thanks for the info. 

Mainly I’ll reserve the DS for fishing on or around crappie brush piles.  

Yep it'll work great for that, I like to use it to catch various species of panfish.

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I placed 3rd in a tournament drop shotting in stained water. Caught LMBs and small mouths. Go for it!

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