Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This Weeks Fishing Lesson

     I got my drop shot rig hung up a bit on the rocks, I finally got a bite and it threw the hook quite easy. I take a closer look at it...
This weeks lesson... Check your hooks after you snag. It cost me a fish, don't let it happen to you.

Thanks for reading,
Dan

7 comments:

  1. From the pic that hooks doesn't look that thick. I've been investing in higher quality hooks over the last couple years. I can't remember the last hook failure I've had. My fly line will break before the hook breaks.

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    1. VMCs are decent, drop shotting is a finesse type of fishing I just over finessed it... Been wanting to try the Gamakatsu dropshot hooks, but they are a little too pricey for me.

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  2. One of my favorite ways to fish for suspended bass, but not with that you hook in the image--unreal!! thanks for sharing

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    1. I have never had luck on the drop shot, but this year I am going to make it a point to focus on this technique. However, I will try and use a hook with a point!!! That sux that you missed a fish but I have seen this before on my own gear so a good point to check those hooks after each fish or especially snags in cover.

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    2. Bill- It suprised me to say the least.

      Tommy- Once I got the feel for it, dropshotting is so easy and natural. Don't go crazy on the leangth of nine to yur weight. 4 inches is just fine and looks like a minnow feeding. Grab some hooks, a pack of 1/4oz weights and 2 packs of Stankx Slugz. One pack in Disco for clear water and the other a dark color of your choice for stained water. You'll kill them.

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  3. I have never been a fan of the spinshot hooks. Daniel, how often do you use them? And have you noticed any gain/loss with hook sets? Other than when the tip is gone:)

    Thanks
    Chuck

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    1. I think the hookup rate is much better, I only use a tied in hook when I run out of spinshot hooks; however, I have been debating buying some wire and making my own.

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