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When you drop-shot, how much line do you start the day with between the hook and the weight?

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  • When you drop-shot, how much line do you start the day with between the hook and the weight?

    When you drop-shot, how much line do you start the day with between the hook and the weight?

  • #2
    for deeper water i use 14 to 16 inches, and shallower water 8 to 12 inches, it has worked for me so i hope this helps.

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    • #3
      I think I have heard to use a longer line for clearer water and a shorter line for murkier water, but I don't use this rig much so I am no expert

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      • #4
        Most often i run my hook 12-24 inches above the weight and even up to 4 ft above the weight. You want to present the bait in front of or above the fishes eyes.If my electronics show fish suspending or if I think the fish are suspending 4 ft off bottom thats where I'll suspend my hook/bait.

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        • #5
          I use about 4 to 5 foot mono leader for stripers.

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          • #6
            It depends on the water depth and depth of the fish. I only use this rig when fishing the bottom or close to the bottom. I don't like having too much between it makes it too hard to deal with when casting and just having long section of line dangling from the rod tip.

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            • #7
              oh, someone doesn't know how to fish for freshwater stripers. Someone please tell me how I am wrong.

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              • #8
                Thanks for the input, I normally start at about a foot and a half for open water and 6 inches for docks or cover and adjust. I just wanted to get an idea of some other philosophies.

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                • #9
                  either have the guts to tell me how I am wrong or take the minus one away.

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