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Using a drop shot rig in saltwater?

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I was just wondering if anyone here has had any experience or luck using a drop shot rig while fishing in saltwater.

 

My thoughts are to rig a mirrolure soft plastic shad like I would a plastic worm or lizard for catching bass

 

I don't see why that wouldn't work. Any thoughts or tips on rigging soft plastics for saltwater in general?

 

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People have been fishing for fluke with a spro and a gulp 'teaser' 20 years before the largemouth dudes figured it out.

Reminds me of the Alabama Rig.  lol  We been dragging umbrellas for 40 years.

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Drop shotting can ve very effective in the heat of the summer or coldest times of winter when the fish are lethargic and react better to a deadsticked bait. 

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I use drop shot rigs frequently for speckled trout.  Usually a small Zoom fluke  6" - 12" above a drop shot weight.  Strong medicine, especially in the winter months when their metabolism slows and they hug the bottom.  And yes, a Ned Rig works real well for redfish. 

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IMO.....Isn't it the same thing when using a bucktail with a teaser above? Also wouldn't a top and bottom rig be the same thing as a drop shot rig??  

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23 mins ago, Joe D. said:

IMO.....Isn't it the same thing when using a bucktail with a teaser above? Also wouldn't a top and bottom rig be the same thing as a drop shot rig??  

Similar or even same, basically. Add a few more droppers with sparsely adorned hooks, and you have the basic sabiki rig. 

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3 hours ago, Joe D. said:

IMO.....Isn't it the same thing when using a bucktail with a teaser above? Also wouldn't a top and bottom rig be the same thing as a drop shot rig??  

A typical dropshot rig does not use a dropper loop. It's tied direct with a Palomar knot. It is a finesse style of fishing for when the fish are sluggish. 

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Nice thing about drop shot is that it keeps a bait in the strike zone longer. The bad thing is when you want to throw something else it’s a huge hassle having to tie on a new leader.

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