The drop shot method has been used typically and with success for a lot of fish species together with bass and walleye. It’s a incontrovertible fact that this technique can be lethal for catching monster bluegill. Many instances the largest bluegills are within the deeper water and are very choosy in regards to the presentation which makes this the right match to catch the massive ones.
A drop shot is solely attaching the road under the bait on a size of line left as an prolonged tag finish whereas making the tie. The load generally is a specialty weight with a pinch mechanism to affix it to the road or one thing easier similar to a break up shot or traditional bell weight. The load will come into contact with the underside first permitting the hook to remain above any snagging hazard. Additionally, if tied accurately, the bait shall be within the excellent zone to elicit a chew.
A Palmor knot is an effective alternative for knot for this method. This knot may be very sturdy and the tag finish is well manipulated to permit the gap you need between the load and the bait. The load on the tag finish is definitely pulling the knot tighter securing the hook. Lastly, the Palmor could be tied in a means that means that you can place the bait at a 90 diploma angle from the vertical line. That is very useful when vertical fishing so the bait has as pure of a place and presentation as doable.
The bait you select to place into use is infinite. A easy hook with live bait is the stand by for bluegill however is simply the start of your choices. I favor small hand tied flies of my very own creation. Small bead headed streamers and bug imitations with many rubber hackle legs are two good selections which can be straightforward to tie and work nice. Plastics are nice and are available in any form, colour and dimension you may think about. Ice jigs match the invoice as properly. Tiny jigs or little spoons with grubs mashed on the top could be fished similar to in winter by the ice.
This rig is historically fished in a vertical technique however don not assume that is your solely possibility. I’ve discovered this to be a really versatile technique of delivering small mild baits to the bluegill. With the load under, say a hand tied fly, one can really feel the chew a lot simpler and faster than if a break up shot was crimped above the bait. If one locations a break up shot three inches above a bait and the fish takes the bait whereas transferring up, the hook has to journey three inches to the break up shot and one other three inches previous earlier than the angler has any clue a fish is within the bait. That’s 6 inches of uncertainty that may drive an individual loopy with stripped baits and misplaced fish. I vertical fish, jig, swim and even droop this underneath a bobber with nice success in all circumstances.
Drop shot a bluegill as we speak and you’ll not remorse giving it a attempt. The drop shot has a excessive proportion hookup that can be utilized in all kinds of the way to suit your model and wishes.