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I have seen flukes, a Strike King Dream Shot, and a wacky rigged finesse worm used on drop shot setups. 

 

What all have you used or seen used on a DS? I’m going to give it a whirl tomorrow. 

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3.5 inch swimbait. 2.5 inch craw, lizzard are some of my not so main stream favorites. 

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Roboworms, Senkos, and baby Brush Hogs

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I have had some luck with little 4" Zoom lizards.  They fall very very slowly and have a ton of action with just a tiny twitch of the rod.  

 

Panfish will peck them to bits though, to the point where I just give them up when it gets too bad.  

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Shad shaped worm, reins bubbling shaker, roboworms, tube, gulp minnows 4” & 5” all have done well for me depending on time of year.

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Lunker City Ribster, Zman trick shotz, Strike King half shell, all nose hooked. I just picked up a few more brands in this style to try out as the water cools as well. 

 

Senkos wacky rigged, anything else you would wacky rig. 

 

Swimbaits, flukes, anything really I just try and keep it on the smaller side of things. Also, the more action a bait has with very little movement is a plus in my book. 

 

Don’t limit yourself to what people tell you that you should be dropshotting with, experiment. You’d be surprised at what can be really effective. 

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For the places I DS the water is ultra clear where you can see down15'+ so natural colors work best. Super soft baits in smoke or watermelon have worked best for me. While I pour most of my DS baits myself if I needed to buy some off the shelf I would look into the following: Berkley DS minnows, Roboworm, Zoom swamp crawlers, Skinny bear minnows, and some custom DS minnows. The only factory baits I use are a discontinued Berkley DS worm and Zoom swamp crawlers with about an inch torn off the head. For DS baits I think the secret is super soft baits with no salt which goes against what most factory baits are made of.

 

Allen

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I have also had some luck with really tiny, like crappie-sizes, unsalted tubes.  I tried them as I wanted to see if I could use a DS rig to target panfish, but I caught far far more bass the three or four times I tried it.  The hits were all super soft and they were most all hooked inside the mouth, like they just sucked it in while swimming by.  

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I’ve had the best luck with the roboworms dropshotting. In fact, that’s all I use roboworms for. 

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You can pretty much drop shot any plastic. Heck, I even drop shotted a piece of shrimp when I was in Mexico, lol. It was the bait of choice. 

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Yamamoto Shad Shape worm is by far my most successful drop shot bait. If there is a better bait out there, I havent found it.

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