Drop Shot Rig

The drop shot rig works well for white bass, although, it isn’t usually the go to rig among white bass anglers.  If you are fishing for white bass in deeper water or in rivers where they are relating to some type of bottom structure, the drop shot rig can be very effective with soft plastics and live bait.

Drop Shot Rig & Live Baits


Lively nightcrawlers work well on a drop shot rig.


Lively minnows on a drop shot rig is one of the best way to catch white bass.

Best Baits on a Drop Shot Rig for White Bass

Finesse Worms

Smaller, finesse worms are very popular on a drop shot rig and they will work well for white bass when they are actively feeding.  Stick with the smaller finesse worms in the 3 to 4 inch range for the best results.


Ringworms are awesome on a drop shot rig.  Go with a variety of colors, but often times, the bait fish color ringworms will work better since white bass love to feed on minnows.

Soft Plastic Minnows

Use the smaller 3 to 4″ soft plastic minnows on a drop shot rig and you’ll catch plenty of white bass.  The 3″ minnows are the perfect size for action, while the 4″ minnows will work better for bigger white bass.

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