Drop Shot Rig Tips


Fishing Rigs


The drop shot rig is a very popular rig for a variety of fishing situations.  Whether you are fishing deep, shallow, around cover, with live baitsoft plastics, for basspanfish or huge saltwater fish, the drop shot rig will work in most situations.  The main line is tied to the hook and you want to leave some extra line after you tie the knot so you can tie that line to the sinker.  If you want to keep your bait 1 foot off the bottom, make sure to leave a little over 12 inches of extra line from when you tie the hook to the line.  This way, you’ll have about 12 inches of line left over to tie to the sinker.


Best Baits on a Drop Shot Rig


Some of the best are finesse worms and soft plastic minnow baits, however, many soft plastics can look good on a drop shot rig.


Grubs

Skirted Twin Tail Grubs


Lizards & Creatures

Creature Baits

Lizards


Leeches

Soft Plastic Leeches


Minnows

Soft Plastic Minnows


Crayfish Baits

Crayfish Baits

Tubes


Worms

Curly Tail Worms

Finesse Worms

Floating Worms

Fork Tail Worms

Paddle Tail Worms

Ringworms

Wacky Worms


Live or Natural Baits


You can use any live or natural bait on a drop shot rig.  Take a look at our fishing with live bait section to learn more about these baits.


 

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