Do you think the " drop shot rig " would be effective for soft plastic jigging ? In theory should help for deep waters, for the fact that the plastic lure is not leaded so it will not plunge like a meteorit... ( most of the bites I get is when the lure tends to hit the bootom ).
What do you think ?
12-16-2002, 05:04 AM
I would think it would be quite effective on deep water walleyes. Unfortunately, in Michigan, the dropshot rig is technically illegal. Due to continued issues with salmon snaggers in this state, we have a law forbidding a weight below an in-line hook (or something like that). Doubt that MDNR would actually write a ticket, but then again I haven't seen a Michigan CO on the water for over 20 years.
which one woul you actually preffer for jigging: drop shot rig or carolina rig ?
12-16-2002, 08:16 AM
You would both loose some feel and get snagged up a lot more Carolina rigging in most places where walleyes hang out. Especially if you used this technique in the same fasion as the bass guys do. Not saying this method doesn't work. I've tried it in places where its best that the minnow offering stays in one place near bottom, versus being hopped, dragged through or along the bottom, and it works. Its especially deadly in downed timber along river shorelines. But you better have some stout line and equipment to rastle anything that hits out of that timber.
12-16-2002, 12:10 PM
There is a guide in Nebraska who's website gives a daily fishing report of what he and his clients are using. I have noticed for the last two months all they have been using is drop-shot rigs with 1.5 and 3" Shad Assassins in 25-35 feet of water along creek channels! They are catching lots of Crappie, Wipers, White bass and some eye's. he also use's live minnows fished this way!
12-16-2002, 12:59 PM
Can you post his website, or say who it is?
12-16-2002, 01:06 PM
www.goodlifeoutdoors.com His name is Steve Lytle, great site!
Just click on Steve Lytle.