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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Ned Rig Vs Dropshot Challenge - Girl vs Girl

Tonya and CC are going head to head with the Drop shot and the Ned Rig! Which one will be victorious? Come along for a fun day on the water with a couple women who really know how to fish! The girls locate fish, dial in the pattern, and have some fun along the way.

It became apparent almost immediately that the Ned Rig would prevail. There is something special about the "dead action" when conditions get tough. Instead of continuing to fight it for the sake of the challenge the girls tied on 2 ned rigs for their afternoon session and proceeded to slay the bass!

If you're not proficient with the Ned Rig (or dropshot) the cooling days of the Fall Transition are a great time to pull them out and build confidence. Below you'll find a breakdown of the gear the girls were using as they battled their way through this challenge.

The Baits...

Z Man Finesse TRD Ned Worm (Green Pumpkin, Yoga Pants): http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

Z Man Ned LockZ Head (1/6 oz): http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK

Roboworm 4" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM

Owner Mosquito Light Size 1 Hook: http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3

Vike Tungsten Dropshot Weight (3/16 oz): http://bit.ly/2kppo3p

CC's Setup...

Rod- Dobyns 742 Champion Extreme: http://bit.ly/29OVnDa

Reel- Shimano Ultegra 2000: http://bit.ly/2nfApml

Line- 20 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

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

Tonya's Setup...

Rod- Expride 6'10" Med Light: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q

Reel- Shimano Ultegra 1000: http://bit.ly/2nfApml

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

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

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Underwater Drop Shotting | Crystal Clear Bass Fishing Footage!

This is the clearest Underwater finesse fishing footage we've ever captured! We even included the "above water" angle so you can get a full picture of what is going on. These bass can't resist the drop shot and the finesse tube. 

Spring smallmouth are incredibly aggressive, especially when the spawn begins. Its very educational to watch how they interact with the finesse baits. We were amazed to see that the fish's dorsal fins stand up as soon as the baits touch the surface of the water. Before they can see the worm they're already on high alert, waiting for it to arrive.. It makes you wonder what else they're aware of!

Drop Shot Setup...
Rod- Zodias 7' Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO
Reel- Shimano Ultegra 2500: http://bit.ly/2nfApml
Line- 15 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
Hook- Trokar 1/0 Dropshot: http://bit.ly/2ahxJOr
Drop Shot Weight- 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2aCjeHE
Bait- Strike King Dream Shot: http://bit.ly/2aAoUoR

Tube Setup...
Rod- Dobyns 742 Spinning: http://bit.ly/29OVnDa
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7
Line- 10 lb MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 6 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
Jighead- 3/16 Tube Head: http://bit.ly/2diyVXK
Bait- Dry Creek 3.5" Tournament Tube: http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r

Other baits that work incredibly well in this same situation...
Keitech 2.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Outkast Tackle Marabou jig: http://bit.ly/2G7TBwj
Strike King Half Shell Worm: http://bit.ly/2iR9awm
Jackall IProp Spybait: http://bit.ly/2bPkTJj
Z Man T.R.D. Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

We know you guys love underwater footage and so do we! We've received a ton of requests for an underwater look at finesse baits and that is why we created this video. If you want to see more, let us know!
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