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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?

Product Details

Size Weight Quantity
3/0 .025oz 40
7 .040oz 30
5 .080oz 22
4 .085oz 20

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?

size 2
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?

1/16 oz
#5 – 1/16 oz.

How much does a size 6 split shot weigh?

1 grams
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

  1. When bass retreat to deeper water (in summer or winter)
  2. When bass hold close to the bottom.
  3. When bass are lethargic (due to either hot or cold temperatures)
  4. When bass are not feeding aggressively (due to change of weather)
  5. In open water or in water with light cover.