There we are! Look at that. Woa! C’mere. Thesesmallies sure like to fight good. There’stwo of them down there, there’s one with him. A bigger one. I’ll be danged. They schoolup. You liked my drop shot grub, didn’t ya. Look at this. These guys sure are fun, theysure tug my line. Fishing a drop shot grub, that’s what we’retalking about today. I’m gonna show you howto rig it up, different equipment to use,line, that sort of stuff, and then I’m gonnatake you out on the water and show you thedifferent techniques you can use for fishinga drop shot grub. Hey folks, Glenn May here with BassResource. comand today I want to talk to you about dropshotting grubs, and how to fish a drop shotgrub. One of these babies right here. That’swhat we’re talking about. Now if you wantto know how to rig this, I’ve got a videoabout rigging grubs and it’s linked at thebottom of this video underneath this video. You can take a look at that later. But todayI’m going to talk to you about what gear touse, what equipment to use, and then how tofish it. So right now I’ve got this rigged up on adrop shot bait, it’s about 18 inches or so,above it is the grub. I don’t completely useall fluorocarbon, I know some folks do andthere’s nothing wrong with that. You can usefluorocarbon if you want. It’s just a littlebit more cost effective for me to use a hybridline. A blend like this really is neutralbuoyancy, it’s not going to get in the way. It’s not going to lift it up and it’s notgoing to let it you know pull it down either. Braid line on the other hand, it has a tendencyto be more buoyant. It’s going to lift thatbait up a little bit and it’s going to interferewith its movement so the more natural movementthat you can get the better. So real lightline, six pound test, and I just have it nosehooked so it can move around as freely aspossible. You want it as natural, natural,natural as you can get. Now because we are using really light linewe’re using this is only a size one hook,it’s a real thin wire hook. You know, forthose of you who have been watching my videosyou know I like the spin shot hook and there’sa reason why. It’s a thin wire hook, perfectfor nose hooking baits. And I’m fishing iton a medium light action rod. Nothing anyheavier than that. Because of all this lightset up, you don’t want a heavy duty rod ora thick line on this set up because you knowyou’ll just end up straightening out the hookand you’re not going to get anywhere withthat. So want a medium, light action, we’retalking spinning outfit here, that’s whatwe’re going to be using today. All right,so that’s the gear, that’s how you use it,now let’s go out and fish it. All right so what I’m fishing here is an areathat got a rocky bottom with some weeds whichis a great place to fish the drop shot rig. One thing I didn’t mention is on the length,we want to start 18 inches, but I do varythat sometimes. So for example, if I’m fishingdeeper water, clearer water, or in the summertime I’m going to fish this with a longerleader, maybe 24 inches or a little bit longer. The fish are more active, they’re apt to beup off the bottom a little bit more, they’regoing to chase it further distances so I wantto get it up there for just them to see it. Conversely I’ll shorten it up if I’m fishingin dingy water, or in shallow water, or inthe winter time when the fish are lethargicand they’re less apt to chase the bait youwant to get down by them. So I’ll fish maybea 10 inch leader in those situations. Now all you’re going to do when you cast it,you’re not going to throw it really hard becauseyou don’t want to throw the bait off the hookbecause again you only have it nose hooked,just a nice lob cast and it will go out therepretty far. Or you can underhand cast it kindof like a pitch, a pitch cast, that’s allit takes to get this bait out there. Whenyou do that, now you want to watch, watchit as it falls. Because sometimes the fishwill hit it as the bait is falling. So watchfor where the line enters the water, makesure that if it jumps, pops, twitches, jiggles,does anything like that then it’s likely afish has bitten it so reel up the slack youknow bring that rod tip down. And then allyou have to do is, the hook set, you havean open hook, a light wire hook just pullback on it and it’s set. That’s it, you don’thave to pop it really hard just sometime youjust reel, just reel a little bit hard andthe fish, the hook is set. That doesn’t takemuch to get that light wire to penetrate thefishes’ mouth. If you set it really hard likeyou’re used to doing you might end up breakingthe line or straightening out the hook solight and easy. So what we’re going to do, you cast it outthere, let it fall. Now here I am watchingthe line, watching the line, see if it doesany jumps or anything. I flip the bail andI’ve got the rod tip down so I’m ready toset the hook just in case there is a bite. It’s still falling and okay it’s on the bottom. How do I know it hit the bottom? The linejust went slack on me. Now all I’m going todo is reel up to it, reel up the slack andthen just hold it in place. You’re just goingto hold that bait and not even move. Tightenit up just a little bit because the breezemoved the boat a little bit. But I’m justgoing to hold it in place and I’m not evengoing to move that bait. Now I might think the bait, you might thinkthat the bait just isn’t even moving at all,but it is. Think about it, take your handand hold it in front of you for about 30 secondsand see if you can hold it completely still. Most people can’t. So those little subtlemovements are going to transmit down the rod,down the line and to the bait. Not only thatbut under water every lake has current. Doesn’teven matter if it’s not a river based bodyof water. Even if it’s a lake there’s windcurrent, there’s wave action, it’s alwaysmoving constantly. Not only that but the littleripples on the water, those are lapping upagainst your line and being transmitted downto the bait so it’s always moving even thoughyou think it’s not. So the key thing hereis to hold it in place and not do anything,wait for that bite. And do it for as long as you can stand it. This is a real methodical way of fishing. You’re not going to cover a lot of water doingthis. This is not the kind of bait you wantto use when you’re searching for fish. Thisis what you want to do after you’ve locatedan area where the fish are at. Then you canpick it apart. Now once you can’t stand it anymore, allsyou have to do is reel that a little bit andshake the rod tip, that’s it. Just shake itand then stop and hold it again. When youdo the actual skittering that bait along theweight on the bottom you’re moving it justa little bit, but you’re also putting a littlebit of action in that bait and that mightbe what it takes to get those fish to bite. Move that rod tip again just a little bit,I’ve reeled it up just a little bit. Reelup that slack, let it sit. That’s all there is to it. This bait is verysimple, bring it up a little bit more andlet it sit. Now doing it a little bit fasterjust to show you the technique in doing itbut if I were actually just fishing this I’dlet it sit and sit and sit until I can’t standit anymore. That’s the key to this bait, it’sreal slow and methodical. Now the places that I fish this in the summertime and in the winter time that’s when mostof these fish are out in deeper water, outin the main lake. So I’m going to be targetingmain lake points, creek channels, humps, ridges,rock piles, places where the creek channelswings in towards the shore line, those arethe types of areas I’m going to be fishingthis bait. Just in the winter time I mighteven fish it slower, okay. It’s almost justdead sticking it. Now in the spring and in the fall, that’swhen the fish move up shallow and they’refeeding. So in those situations I’m goingfish the back of creeks, back of coves, I’mgoing to fish protected bays, flats, especiallygrassy flats, those are the areas that I’mgoing to be targeting with this bait. If youdo it using the technique I just showed you,you’re going to catch a lot of fish. For more tricks and tips like this visit BassResource. com.