There is not a doubt that we would all rather bunk work and spend all our time bass fishing. And this holds true for most of us. Fishing is what makes us happy, keeps us busy, brings us closer to the nature and wipes off all those worries at the back of the mind. This article will further help you to know how you can make your time in the water a grand success and loads of fun. Learning how to set the fishing rig for a drop shot is only gong to further enhance your skill and expertise.
This finesse technique of drop shot has taken the fishing world by a storm as it comes with a great advantage. You can suspend bait off of the bottom where it is easier for the fish to get and also at the same time it stays in the strike zone. The bait here is presented in a more natural form and it is also almost perfectly parallel to the bottom every time. This is known to be a very versatile rig as it allows one to fish vertically, to cast out and work back on a retrieve.
The drop shot works best with light lines and spinning outfits. The main idea is to tie your hook up the line and putting the lead on the bottom. This is a favorite of saltwater fishermen for many years now. Palomar knot - one of the most popular fishing knots is what makes it such a guaranteed method of catching some bass. Leave the tag end to a length you want the worm to be off the bottom. Don't forget to bring out the tag end back through the eye of the hook for the hook top stand out straight.
Now slide a bullet sinker or a tie on a weight at the end of the line. The amount of weight to be used will vary depending on the water. You will also need to tie an overhand knot right at the end of the line after the sinker has slid back down. Now drop the rig down straight down over the side of the boat. Now you need to wait till the line goes slack before you reel up until the line is taut and the weight is at the bottom at the same time. Now gently wriggle the lure without lifting the weight. It is better not to horse the fish in as you have a light line on. Anything from a sideways movement to a tug could be a bite.
Wouldn't you agree that drop shot rig is a much easier way o catch some bass? Just remember to check the knots and the hook and the knots every time you land a fish. If you get the basics right, this could not go wrong. This method - drop shotting is not new, it is rather one of the easiest and oldest methods but now ignored and forgotten. But fishermen have rediscovered this tactic and it has established its importance as an effective way to fish bass.