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Forrest Wood Cup champion bass angler Kevin Hawk talks about a technique he has been perfecting for bass for a number of years and how he has learned .
To tempt more crappies into biting, he traded the bass-sized worm for a more panfish-appropriate, 3-inch Impulse Angleworm from Northland Fishing Tackle. He also down-sized the business end of the setup to a size 4 VMC Spinshot Drop-Shot Hook.
“If I'm using a 4-inch V&M Chopstick or a small soft plastic jerkbait on my drop shot, then I'll go as big a 2/0 straight shank hook, because you're not going to get enough of a tiny hook through the bigger lures to keep bass hooked if you use anything
Favorite Lake or River:Anything with BASS in it. Posted September 17 2015 - 06:24 PM. 1/0 for the 4", 2/0 for the 6". I actually buy the Gammy B10S stinger hooks, tie on a small fiber keeper. It makes a great drop shot hook for a lot less money
Drop shot rigging is a staple presentation of serious bass fans from coast to coast. That's unfortunate, because in the right situations, drop shotting can yield banner catches, and even outfish textbook strategies. "Drop shotting is a great choice whenever the fish are relatively close to bottom and you want to cover water a little faster, or with more precision, than you can with slip bobbers or vertical jigging," says veteran fishing guide and lifelong... "When crappies abandon withering shoreline weedbeds and head toward the main basin where they'll spend the winter, they often follow bars and points that serve as travel corridors on their way out to deeper water," he explains. Drop shot rigs excel at presenting a tantalizing softbait or minnow at or just above the level of fish, and allow anglers to customize the speed of retrieve and amount of animation, without fear of the rig falling to bottom or drifting out of the... Glorvigen admits his fall panfish epiphany came while chasing bass on a north-central Minnesota lake. "I was drop shotting bass with a 6-inch worm on a long finger bar leading from a shoreline saddle straight into the basin," he recalls. "I was catching bass, but noticed on my sonar there were a lot of crappies and bluegills mixed in with them. Glorvigen credits the ultra-sensitive readings from his Lowrance Elite 9 CHIRP electronics for revealing the difference between bass and panfish. "I was also catching the occasional crappie here and there, which told me that drop shotting might be a winning presentation in this scenario," he adds. To tempt more crappies into biting, he traded the bass-sized worm for a more panfish-appropriate, 3-inch Impulse Angleworm from Northland Fishing Tackle. He also down-sized the business end of the setup to a size 4 VMC Spinshot Drop-Shot Hook. "The Spinshot hook is great for drop shotting because it spins around, allowing the bait to move freely, without causing line twist," he says. After threading on the worm so the tail remained free for maximum gyrations, he added a live crappie minnow for extra attraction. "The plastic bait's constant movement and water displacement makes it easy for crappies to find it, even in stained water, and the minnow is icing on the cake," he explains. "Plus, if the minnow comes off halfway through the retrieve, I still have a chance to catch fish because the plastic is still in place. Glorvigen's rigging also included a 7-foot, medium-light Lew's spinning outfit spooled with 10-pound-test Northland Bionic Braid mainline and an 8-pound-test monofilament leader tethered to the hook's lower line tie. "The setup works great for crappies, and can still handle the occasional big bass that grabs the bait," he says. Leader length was tailored to how high crappies were above bottom. "On structure, the fish were close to bottom and an 18-inch leader worked the best," he says. "But when they occasionally moved off to suspend over deeper water, leader lengths up to 36 inches produced fish. Glorvigen compulsively keeps sinker weight as light as possible when drop shotting panfish, and this was no exception. "It's important to use the lightest weight you can get away with, so you can feel the fish but they can't feel the sinker," he explains. Once rigged up, he'd cast out, let the sinker settle, and then tighten the line for a direct connection that allowed him to detect bottom as well as subtle bites. "I've had the best luck with a more subtle approach than what I'd use when bass fishing. If you get too aggressive, the number of fish drops off dramatically. Glorvigen notes that a good GPS chartplotter is a big help in mapping out structural thoroughfares and waypointing key areas that hold the most fish. "Custom mapping systems like Lowrance's Insight Genesis, which allow you to map structure in fine detail, can really help you get the lay of the land and learn why the crappies are attracted to certain areas over others," he adds. While the fall crappie transition is a great time to throw drop shot rigs, Glorvigen says there are plenty of other times.
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Drop-shot fishing for bass is nothing new but Gamakatsu's approach to it is. Their all-new Swivel Shot eliminates line twist that's commonly associated with drop shotting and vastly improves rigging efficiency. Gamakatsu's produced a revolutionary new Twist Free design using a premium swivel above the hook. The hook, a super-sharp Gamakatsu offset point Octopus hook, is strong enough to winch big bass out of slop - another unique attribute of their Swivel Shot system. The Easy-Change weight system below the hook improves rigging efficiency and easy leader length adjustments without retying your rig. FLW Pro Shinichi Fukae was instrumental in the development and testing of Gamakatsu's Swivel Shot and shared that it has been an essential element in his tournament success. Without a doubt, the Swivel Shot is an enormous leap forward in drop shot fishing that's sure to maximize angler's efficiency, increase hook-ups and land trophy-sized bass without the worry posed by conventional drop shot hooks and rigging. Specifications: - Type of Hook: Swivel Shot - Size: 1 - Color: NS Black - Quantity Per Package: 3
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Wacky Hooks, available with or without a weed-guard, are the perfect hook for down-shotting and drop-shotting natural baits and soft plastics for suspended bass and panfish.
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Changing pattern to fit fish mood
10/02/15, via Beauregard Daily News
We are also using drop shot with Bottom Hopper Jr. and are fishing the Carolina rigs and drop shot on similar structure from 18 to 28 feet. Schooling bass have also been a fun part of our trips with schoolies holding on edge of ledge where depth falls from ...
Lake to host several bass tournaments this month
10/02/15, via Lake County Record Bee
A bass will often follow the lure for a short distance and then explode on it. Drop-shotting a plastic worm also has been very effective as has a LV500 lipless crankbait. The most successful method of fishing for many has been using live jumbo minnows.
When To Try Something New Vs. Moving On?
10/02/15, via The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
I started bass fishing about a month ago ... I threw everything I've got in my arsenal. Wacky rig, drop shot, Texas rig, weightless Texas, lipless crank, frog, Pop-R, waking crank, and a jig. I used tubes, senkos, straight tailed worms, ribbon tailed ...
This is processed in Lightroom 3. The 2 anglers didn't catch anything! I seem to spend a good deal of my days at Flamborough, well I was practically brought up there. I often used to go out fishing with the Emmerson Bros. who were running "Silver Line". They all had a very broad accent and went to Church on Sundays. Here is a film taken by my Stepfather Geo Bayes, who was then the Lifeboat Secretary. He was also a local fish merchant, restaraunter and hotelier. LITTLE DENMARK PART 1 (1957) www.yfaonline.com/film/little-denmark-part-1?destination=... This film is part of two long films made by local filmmaker George Bayes of Flamborough and Flamborough Head. The films are mainly dedicated to the work of the coast guard and especially the Royal Navy Lifeboat Institute (RNFI). But they also provide a picture of Flamborough at the time, with marvellous film of the sea fishing, showing many of the well known locals from that period. The name of “Little Denmark” goes back a...
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