Daily AMFisH blog post – what you need to dropshot.

Hi fellow AMFisHers!  It’s a cool spring and the dropshot technique is a great presentation to target fish with this cool damp spring weather.

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It’s a pretty simple rig, a hook dropshot weight and a soft plastic or live bait, that’s it!

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Best part of this presentation is it almost works by itself!  Very little action is needed and a few easy twitches can go a long way.

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Experiment with the length of line between the sinker and hook, as the bait will need to remain above the fish you are targeting so they can see it.

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8″ to 12″ is the norm BUT you can adjust it to be between 14″ to 20″ and even more if needed.  This will all depend on what level of the water column the fish are hanging out in.  Try a few different lengths and once you get a hit stick to that length until it stops working, then adjust again.

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When it comes to sinkers there are many to choose from, simple tips here are use circular sinkers for sandy or dirt bottoms that are mainly flat, as they will hang up a lot easier due to their shape.  Longer pencil/cylinder style sinkers are best for fast moving waters in rivers and in bottom structure with rocks, as they bounce off structure better and as less likely to get hung up.

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imageWhen it comes to hooks a simple dropshot hook or circle hook will work best, as you nose hook the baits and don’t require a big hook.  A size 2/0 or smaller is fine, just make sure it is sharp and very strong.

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This is a great slow presentation with many uses when it comes to baits, hooks and ways to tweak it for larger species.

Give it a try you may just get hooked!

The AMFisH guy…

www.amfish.ca

 

 

 

This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog – use trailers on your baits to increase you odds.

Hi AMFisHers!    This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog is about using trailers on your baits to increase your odds of catching fish:

Baits work as they are outside of the packages BUT there are always ways to increase your chances of catching more fish!

Once key thing I do is use soft plastic trailers on my spinnerbaits and bucktails, WHY well it’s simple as AMFisHers we need as much of an advantage as we can get getting those fish to strike and by adding a soft plastic to a bait you get that.

A soft plastic trailers adds various advantages to your presentation, scent, extra action, a full soft body, size, which are all key things when it comes to fish making the effort to chase a bait down.

On spinnerbaits and bucktails I do this all the time and it increases my fish catches by a huge percentage!   Out of 10 fish that would consider striking at my bait, I can secure at least 9 of them to commit, WHY well my bait is just that much more appetizing and realistic looking to them.

Fish feel the soft body and hold on much longer, they smell the scent trail and speed up for the attack much more often.   You can’t go wrong with using a soft plastic trailer as it will definitely increase your fish catch ratio on all outings.

You can play around with sizes and styles of what soft plastic to use, maybe try a lizard bait on a spinnerbait for more erratic action, or a long bulky twister tail  to make the bucktail more bulky and larger.

I never guarantee fish being caught BUT I can assure you that your fish catch ratio will start to increase.

Hope you found this blog post helpful!

The AMFisH guy…

www.amfish.ca

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