Drop Shotting

Excellent finesse technique that utilizes a short leader and separate weight to position a small soft plastic bait off the bottom.


A No. 1 offset exposed hook placed about 6 to 12 inches Above a ¼- to ½-ounce specially designed weight (usually on 6- to 10-pound-test line). Spinning tackle is test primarily used.

When/Where to Use

Drop shotting is most effective in areas that have plenty of fishing pressure, deep structure, vertical presentation situations and bare banks.