It’s drop shot season on Table Rock Lake, and this is the most productive way to catch bass on Table Rock this time of year. I’m going to post a few “how-to” videos and give you a couple of helpful hints of my own to help you catch more bass while fishing Table Rock Lake in the heat of the summer!
Fishing the Drop Shot
First thing fist when your fishing the drop shot… you gotta learn the Palomar knot. I will post a video (below) to show you how to tie it. I have found the most effective way to catch fish on Table Rock Lake with a drop shot is to use night crawlers. Sounds simple enough, but there are a couple things you can do to make them work a little better for you.
- First, get two small tupperware containers that fit inside each other. Use one of them to put ice in, then take your night crawlers out of their container and rinse the dirt off them. This will keep you from getting dirt all over you boat.
- Then put the night crawlers in the other tupperware container and slide the container into the one with ice. This will bring the night crawlers to life and make them much more active.
- Before you put it on your hook, cut it in half then just nose hook the cut end leaving the tail end of the worm to wiggle and move naturally. By cutting them in half you will hook more fish and not come up with half a worm still on the hook.
Key Locations to Fish the Drop Shot
I look for long flat points that have the channel close to the end of it. If the wind is blowing make a pass across the point with your electronics and pin point where and what depth the fish are in – then set your boat up to drift across the key depth and location. If the wind is not blowing, simply use the trolling motor to slowly go across the same areas you located the fish with your electronics. Try it for yourself and let me know how it works for you. Keep in mind, it takes patience to drop shot, so take your time fishing an area if you know there are fish there.
The Palomar Knot…
BASS Angler of the year and Bassmaster Classic Champion Kevin VanDam shows you how to rig a drop shot.
Just a few from a 50-60 bass day on Table Rock Lake in May 2012 - all caught on the drop shot (and all released unharmed!)
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