Alan's Tip On Fall Delta Striper Fishing
2. California Delta Large Mouth
3. Using Fish Finder
4. Spring Run Striper
5. Springtime Delta Bass
6. Springtime Shad
7. Frogging For Bass
8.Delta Summer Fishing
Spooning For SALMON
10.DROP-SHOTTING FOR BLACK BASS
11.Night Fishing For Salmon
DROP-SHOTTING FOR BLACK BASS
There is a new way to fish for bass and it is called drop-shotting.
reminds me of fishing in the ocean for bottom fish. The bell sinker
is on the
bottom and there is two or three octopus hooks tied directly to the
above, using a palomar knot.
First of all you will need good electronics with a gray line that
show good contour and bottom separation. Most depth finders with
thousand watts of power will work well. With these electronics I
look for the
thermocline in the lake, which is where the most oxygen in the lake
finding this depth, I start to look for structure like rock piles
lines near deep water. Most lakes in this area the thermocline is
about fifty to eighty feet of water depending on the lake. You will
see the baitfish and bass from the surface to the depth of the
During the summer and thru the winter this method of fishing can be
effective. Once you locate the balls of bait and bass over the
keep the boat right on top of them by using your depth finder. Lower
drop-shot rig down to the depth of the baitfish and start to shake
tip slowly, working it down to the bottom. Make sure the line is
and down. Pause the shaking and feel for the rod to load up. You
the bite very often, it is a pressure bite. During the summer months
found the bass to be in forty to sixty feet of water.
I have found that using a G-Loomis crank'in (61/2 to 7) foot rod in
light action works the best. Bait casting or spinning rods will work
with a Shimano reel that will hold 150 yards of ten-pound test line.
to use a bait-casting outfit because there is no line twist and you
to let it over the side of the boat. I like to have the feel of
line out as it rolls out of the reel, because you will get a lot of
you are letting it down.
I like to have at least ten of these drop-shot rigs tied up before I
to the lake, because it takes to much time to tie them up on the
the top of the drop-shot rig, I tie on a barrel swivel then ten
inches down a
#4 octopus hook tied right onto the line with a palomar knot, put
hook three feet down and ten inches down tie on a 3/8 to a ½ once
sinker. I use a ten-pound test leader when drop-shotting. The 3/8 oz
is used to the depth of forty feet, if fishing any deeper use a ½
You need to be in good contact with the bottom at all times.
One of my favorite baits is a PRO 4LEE in 64spf, 236, and 261c. I
also done well on four-inch hand pour worms. Berkley power bait has
drop-shot worm, it also works well. Just try to match the size of
baitfish and you will be successful.
Luck, Alan Fong
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