The drop shot rig is a good rig for targeting crappie, especially in deeper water. Some anglers will lower the weight down slowly when fishing timber. This way, they can feel the wood with their weight and then stop the bait from going any further. By doing this, you can keep your bait just out of the snags. It takes some patience and skill, but it’s a great way to stay out of the snags and catch crappie. Fish with the drop shot rig when using soft plastics, hair jigs and live baits and you’ll catch crappie.