Underwater Footage! Dropshot Worm Comparison - Which Would You Choose?

Which plastic worms look the Best? Let's head underwater and find out! We've rigged some of the most popular dropshot worms on a nose hook and put them to the test. How does your favorite worm stack up? Does it move the way you think it does and are you working it the way you should?

Underwater footage gives us a unique look at lure action. Every time we do this style video we discover baits work differently than expected. In this case we discovered that not all plastic worms are created equal. Some of these worms sink quickly while others drift to the bottom. Some works looked best with a subtle shake, others looked best with an aggressive hop.

Learning these nuances will make a huge difference in your daily fishing! As it turns out, we weren't using one of our favorite worms to its fullest potential. We need to begin working it with a more aggressive hop to get the best action. Also, we identified two more worms that are going to get fished a lot more often! What did you learn? Let us know in the comments.

Below is a breakdown of the worms used (In order of appearance) as well as some of our favorite dropshot gear recommendations. The worm colors shown in the video were selected for their high visibility. We will include actual color recommendations for each worm as well.

The Worms...

-Roboworm 6" Straight Tail: http://bit.ly/2asZyH3

Colors: Morning Dawn, Aarons Magic, Prism Shad, Red Crawler, SXE Shad

-Reaction Innovations Flirt 4.95: http://bit.ly/2CMB33J

Colors: Bad Shad Green, Lickity Split, Purple Smoke, Spring Break

-Jackall Cross Tail Shad: http://bit.ly/2Crq8eP

Colors: Baby Bass, BM Shiner, Melon Copper, Oxblood

-Roboworm 4" Sculpin: http://bit.ly/2XMbwoQ

Colors: Baby Bass, Natural Shad, Oxblood Light, Sculpin

-Big Bite Baits Smallie Smasher: http://bit.ly/2ZpCOCY

Colors: Green Pumpkin Purple, Smoke Purple Flake, Green Pumpkin Orange blk purp prl bl

-Strike King Dream Shot: http://bit.ly/2KNXuK9

Colors: Green Pumpkin, Morning Dawn, KVD Magic, Brown Purple

-Strike King Half Shell: http://bit.ly/2iR9awm

Colors: Edge, Green Pumpkin Purple, KVD Magic, Triple Magic

Favorite Dropshot Hooks...

-Trokar Dropshot Hook (Size 2): http://bit.ly/2ahxJOr

-Owner Mosquito Light (Size 2): http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3

-Owner Cover Shot Hook (Size 1): http://bit.ly/2ISr7bR

Favorite Dropshot Weights...

Tungsten- Swagger Tackle Tear Drop 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2V2B63h

Lead- QuickDrops Dropshot Weight 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2BjFCp3

Favorite Dropshot Combo...

Rod- G Loomis Conquest 902S SJR: http://bit.ly/2BiGUNi

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 15 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- Sunline Sniper 7 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Budget-Friendly Dropshot Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 7' Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2AdvIC1

Reel- Nasci 2500: http://bit.ly/2g278cC

Line- 15 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 8 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Flipping and Punching | Everything You Need To Know!

No more secrets! If you want to catch bass in heavy cover, this video is for you! Did you know you can punch with a dropshot? In today's in-depth video the guys cover this trick and so much more as they give away all the secrets to consistently catching bass with a flipping stick.

When Summer largemouth bass head deep into heavy cover it requires very heavy tackle to get them back out. Punching, flipping, and pitching are the three techniques used to reach these bass lurking in the shadows. If you're the first angler in your area to pick up a flippin stick you will be amazed by how many bass are deep in the cover. Matt and Tim put their heads together in this nearly 40-minute seminar and teach everything from creature bait selection to color preferences, right down to which speed reel will make your life easier for a long day of flipping.

Traditionally these bass are reached using a heavy Texas-Rigged creature bait on 65 lb braid. This method is deadly and has been responsible for producing an incredible number of big bass. However, as fish become conditioned there are times that a heavy jig and even a heavy dropshot will far outshine the Texas Rig. Knowing this little nuances makes all the difference and Matt and Tim aren't afraid to show you exactly how and when to make the adjustments.

Below is a breakdown of all the gear discussed in today's video. It is broken down by style to make it easier to follow along.

Creature Baits...

Jackall Archelon (Natural Profile with Gentle Kick): http://bit.ly/2uo4sN5

Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver (Dead Action): http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

Reaction Innovations Spicy Beaver (Lively Action): http://bit.ly/2MPuma1

Reaction Innovations Kinky Beaver (Lively with Bulk): http://bit.ly/2XQ1kJ1

Strike King Rage Craw (Exaggerated kicking, large claws): http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ

Strike King Rage Bug (Lively Action with small appendages): http://bit.ly/2aAsuiV

Plastic Worms...

Berkley Power Worm 7": http://bit.ly/2ouqzSU

Zoom U-Tail Worm: http://bit.ly/2H9RnSj

Zoom Dead Ringer 6": http://bit.ly/2PcHIi0



Creature Color Selection: Black Blue Flake, Junebug, Green Pumpkin, Watermelon

Worm Color Selection: Green Pumpkin, Watermelon Seed, Watermelon Red

Dropshot Components...

Hook- Gamakatsu Offset Superline 2/0 or 3/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Weight Option #1 (3/4 oz)- Miller Punch Shot: http://bit.ly/2PecRSg

Weight Option #2 (Up to 1 oz)- Reins Heavy Shot: http://bit.ly/2ZtWhBA

Weight Option #3 (All Sizes)- Zappu Sasuteki Punch Sinkers: http://bit.ly/2KVpSMj

VMC Tokyo Rig- http://bit.ly/2PtNjkf


Texas-Rig Components...

Bobber Stop- 6th Sense Peg-X: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

Weight- Swagger Tungsten "Paintless" Black: http://bit.ly/2NjDYtV

Skirt- Dirty Jigs Punch Skirt: http://bit.ly/2Hqyl7T

Hook- Punch Style- Owner Jungle Flippin Hook 5/0: http://bit.ly/2G5aQTk

Hook- Wide Gap Style- Owner Jungle Wide Gap 4/0: http://bit.ly/2sBsR1Z


Jig Variations...

Flippin' Jig- Tour Level No Jack: http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

Punchin' Jig- No Jack Punch Jig: http://bit.ly/2cB4j2F

Jig Color Selection: Green Pumpkin Craw, Pay Day, Molting Craw, The Go To


Flippin' Sticks (High-end to Budget)...

-Megabass Destroyer 7'7" Bunker Buster: http://bit.ly/2wVOSbY

-Dobyns Champion Extreme 795: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX

-Shimano Expride 7'11" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

-Shimano SLX 7'10" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO


Shorter Crossover Rods (high-end to Budget)...

-Shimano Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

-Dobyns Champion 7'3" XH 736: http://bit.ly/2abq8nl

-Zodias 7'5" Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

-Dobyns Fury 7'3" Mag Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV


Preferred Flippin' Reels...

-Shimano Metanium DC HG: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs

-Shimano Curado 150 DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

-Shimano SLX HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

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Dropshot Fishing For Bass - Beginner To Advanced Tricks!

From Beginner to Advanced, we're covering EVERYTHING you need to know about dropshot fishing. Wether its the first time you're learning how to rig a dropshot setup or you're hoping to understand when a shad shaped bait works better than a straight tail worm, this video is for you.

Tim breaks down the fine details of dropshot fishing including bait selection by category and action, when to use each style, how to rig them, and exactly what gear you'll need to get the best chance at landing the bass you've been looking for. You can watch this video, pick a plastic worm and go catch fish with confidence, or you can jump all the way down the rabbit hole and understand the exact details and adjustments that can turn a good day into an epic day!

Below is a breakdown of all the gear discussed in the video. Tim has organized it by bait style to keep it as simple as possible.

Nose Hook Dropshot Baits...

Damiki Armor Shad Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2VQ7g6o

Zoom Fluke: http://bit.ly/2OFjvjx

Jackall Crosstail Shad: http://bit.ly/2Crq8eP

Yamamoto Pro Senko: http://bit.ly/2vXUKln

Strike King Dream Shot: http://bit.ly/2aAoUoR

Strike King Half Shell: http://bit.ly/2iR9awm

Roboworm Alive Shad: http://bit.ly/2kDNeYw

Roboworm 4.5" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM

Drop Shot Swim Baits...

Keitech Swing Impact Fat Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Megabass Hazedong: http://bit.ly/2CIwgzt

Damiki Armor Shad: http://bit.ly/2KtPDAT

Keitech Easy Shiner: http://bit.ly/2bxJK6H

Wacky Rig Dropshot Baits...

5" Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

Jackall Flick Shake: http://bit.ly/2bi3Gse

Zoom Trick Worm: http://bit.ly/2aWkG7E

Roboworm 6" Straight Tail: http://bit.ly/2asZyH3

Texas- Rigged Dropshot Baits...

Reaction Innovations Flirt Worm: http://bit.ly/2CMB33J

Yamamoto Kut Tail Worm: http://bit.ly/2iXlzPu

Roboworm 6" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM

Daiwa Neko Slim: http://bit.ly/2kH4KuC

Nose/Wacky Hooks...

Owner Mosquito Light Hook: http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3

Gamakatsu Aaron Martens TGW Drop Shot Hook: http://bit.ly/2zGX441

Trokar Dropshot Hook: http://bit.ly/2ahxJOr

Texas-Rigging Hooks...

Owner Cover Shot Worm Hook: http://bit.ly/2ISr7bR

Gamakatsu G-Finesse Worm Light Hook: http://bit.ly/2VEmoEb

Trokar Straight Shank: http://bit.ly/2z2MJMM

Gamakatsu EWG Hook: http://bit.ly/2d07gvp

Weights...

Tungsten Tear Drop Weight: http://bit.ly/2V2B63h

Tunsten Pencil Weight: http://bit.ly/2UY7cgx

Lead Tear Drop Weight: http://bit.ly/2BjFCp3

Line Options...

Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2g9c2GV

Sunline SX-1: http://bit.ly/2tn8EzQ

Sunline Sniper Fluoro: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Seaguar InvizX: http://bit.ly/2oVsG2Y

Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Tims High-end Drop Shot Combo

G. Loomis NRX Spinning Rod 822DSR: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv

Shimano Excense Spinning Reel: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Tims Budget Spinning Drop Shot Combo

Shimano SLX 7' Med Lt: http://bit.ly/2AdvIC1

Shimano NASCI Reel: http://bit.ly/2g278cC

Tim's Heavy Baitcast Dropshot Combo

Megabass Orochi XX Casting Rod 7'5" Braillist: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH

Metanium MGL: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB

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Dropshot Fishing Tips to Catch Fish All Winter

Today we hit the water with spinning rods in hand, searching for cold water bass in Post Frontal conditions. We're out with Ross England, an excellent finesse fisherman and fishing guide. Despite the weather, we started catching fish immediately and had consistent action throughout the day.

If you're tired of struggling to catch bass in Winter, this video is for you. The drop shot isn't glamorous but its incredibly effective throughout the cold months. If you understand where to look for bass and how to work the baits, its only a matter of time before you start catching.

We used 4 different worms today and caught fish on all of them. The key was that we found bass that were grouped together. Its always easier to get bit when there is competition between fish. Whether its December with a dropshot or July with a topwater, grouped up fish compete for food.

Below is a break down of the baits, the gear, as well as Ross's contact information if you'd like to get out and do this style of fishing. Winter doesn't have to be a struggle, get out there and have some fun!

The Worms...

Berkley 4.75" Bottom Hopper Worm: http://bit.ly/2Q9Qhdt

Strike King 4" Dream Shot: http://bit.ly/2KNXuK9

Roboworm 4.5" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM

Strike King Half Shell: http://bit.ly/2iR9awm

We focused on green pumpkin and purple colors for success. MMIII, Green Pumpkin, Junebug, and KVD Magic were the best producers.

Terminal Tackle...

Matt's Hook- Trokar Dropshot Size 2: http://bit.ly/2ahxJOr

Ross's Hook- Gamakatsu Aaron Martens TGW Dropshot Size 2: http://bit.ly/2zGX441

Lead Dropshot Weight 1/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2BjFCp3

Tungsten Dropshot Weight 1/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2oy7i24

Matt's Combo...

Rod- Zodias 6'8" Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO

Reel- Stradic CI4+ 1000: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- Sunline Sniper 7 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Ross's Combo...

Rod- Powell Endurance 7'2" Light: http://bit.ly/2QyFvNk

Reel- Pfleuger Trion 25: http://bit.ly/2rjrdlr

Line- 8 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 8 lb Seaguar Red Label: http://bit.ly/2LOVEwA

If you're interested in fishing with Ross or learning more about his guide service visit his website: http://www.clearlakeguideservice.com He is an excellent guide and very knowledgable angler.

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