The drop shot rig is one of the most effective ways to target walleye, although, most walleye anglers don’t even consider using this rig. This rig works great for fishing just above the bottom. You can cast your line out and hop it along the bottom or fish vertically. Both methods can be very productive. The drop shot rig works well with nightcrawlers, leeches and minnows. There are many soft plastics that will also catch plenty of walleye with a drop shot rig. Finesse worms, grubs and soft plastic minnows will all catch walleye when the bite is going strong.