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Has anyone ever tried this? I catch a lot of bass in some really cold water using a drop shot. Thought about giving this a try this year. Let me know if you have any experience doing this. 

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I watched a video yesterday on YouTube. Two guys catching fish on a half frozen golf course pond using drop shots. 

 

It it was the only thing they tried that worked. It will be in my arsenal once we have ice out.

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Like NYWayfarer mentioned, I through the drop shot as my main technique on a New England lake that is crystal clear, I use it year round here. Also, on my home lake in Carbon county Pa, presumably close to where you are, I have landed quite a few fish on the drop shot when 90% of the lake is frozen. I have actually landed more big fish this way than any other, while fishing this lake. 

 

I like to start with a bucktail chatter bait to cover some water and see if there are some semi active fish around, usually I catch one or two decent fish, but if not, I pick up a couple on the drop shot. I like 6 lb test and a 3' leader for this. also a small bait with minimal action, and a painstakingly slow retrieve

 

good luck

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Don't wait until ice-out, if you ice fish that is.  I down size and use a 1/16oz hair jig in place of the drop shot weight. Crappies on the 1in. tube and an occasional bass, sometimes a double.

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