What weights should I use for drop shot?
Weights range from 1/8 up to 1/2 ounce, but the best selling weights are 3/16 and 1/4 ounce. Line is also a special consideration. This is a light line technique and 4-10 pound test is usually the range with most anglers using 6-8 pound.
Can you use bullet weight for drop shot?
Plastic 3-inch to 4-inch baits are recommended when drop shotting for bass. You can change your offering to a leech or piece of crawler to target walleyes, or downsize the bait to target panfish. Bullet Weights® offers Drop Shot Kits with all the basics to get you started.
How much does a number 4 split shot weight?
What is the best drop shot setup?
The drop shot rig is a finesse technique so light line with low visibility is typically what you’ll want to choose. Fluorocarbon in 6-8 lb or a lighter braided line with a 2 ft fluorocarbon leader are both great choices for most situations.
What is the best drop shot hook size?
The size 2 is the most commonly used hook for the drop shot technique.
How heavy is a drop shot weight?
How Heavy Should a Dropshot Weight Be. The most commonly used dropshot weight is 3/16 or 1/4 ounce. When fishing deeper water you may want to jump up to a 3/8 or 1/2 ounce weight.
How much does #5 split shot weigh?
#5 – 1/16 oz.
How much does a size 6 split shot weigh?
A size 6 split shot weighs . 1 grams.
What rod should I use for drop shot?
The best rod length for drop shotting is 7 foot. That’s a perfect compromise between a shorter rod length, which works best for vertical fishing from a boat, and a longer rod length that performs better in terms of casting.
When should you throw a drop shot?
When to use a drop shot rig
- When bass retreat to deeper water (in summer or winter)
- When bass hold close to the bottom.
- When bass are lethargic (due to either hot or cold temperatures)
- When bass are not feeding aggressively (due to change of weather)
- In open water or in water with light cover.