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Best Dropshot Bait

Omnia collects thousands of detailed fishing reports from anglers across the country to power our local recommendations. Here are the top Dropshot recommendations for using the Drop Shot technique mentioned in fishing reports from anglers near you.

Berkley Flat Worm - PowerBait MaxScent


Reported by
Tyler Darrow

Lower Prior Lake (MN)

This has been a confidence drop shot bait for me this season and particularly on this body of water during these hot summer days. Try it out you won’t be disappointed.

Reported by
Willie Carlsen

Lake Minnetonka (MN)

Willie Carlsen reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Drop Shot technique and Berkley Flat Worm - PowerBait MaxScent on Lake Minnetonka. Additional comments from this report: "Just casting out into like 16ft and slowly reeling in in weeds. Or just dead sticking the bait "

Reported by
Ben Demo

Mille Lacs Lake (MN)

(7/23/2022 water temp mid 70s) Today decided to do a little different and find shallow fish, scanned around myr mar reef and found Little Rock to sand transitions and the tallest rock in the pile I’d focus with a drop shot didn’t find as much big fish but definitely found some more options.

Z-Man Trick ShotZ


Reported by
DG Fishing

Big Cormorant Lake (MN)

Some smallmouth right now are still on beds, others have shifted to a post-spawn pattern. I found some post-spawners in the deep water next to their spawning areas chasing baitfish. Cast your drop shot around the baitfish to find some post-spawners right now.

Reported by
Dan Clark

Jordan Lake (MI) (MI)

Dan Clark reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Drop Shot technique and Z-Man Trick ShotZ on Jordan Lake (MI). Additional comments from this report: "Tossed a drops shot with a 1/4oz teardrop weight at the outside edge of submerged weeds around bait balls. Anything colored gray/white is the way to go on this lake. "

Reported by
Brendan Best

Lake St Clair (MI)

Water visibility was amazing today. Early in the morning you can get away with more shallow fishing but once it hit about 8:30am i found myself needing to stay about 13’ deep or more. Bouncing drop shots has been killer as i’ve realized the fish really get after the bait on the come down rather than dragging it on the bottom lately. At around 10AM the bite had fallen off for me and i headed in at 11. Best colors today were neon green pumpkin and sexy shad. Not too much for quantity, but the quality has been great as shown with this 21” football. My partner today got a 20” themselves. Overall kayak fishing is still very doable on this lake and you can still get trophy fish. Just be sure to be careful at all times when going far from shore to get to those deeper areas.

Strike King KVD Dream Shot


Reported by

Crystal Lake (MN)

On Crystal Lake locate the deeper weed lines 10-15ft. Ideally locating milfoil or coon tail as the main vegetation. Using a VMC finesse neko hook, Texas-rig the plastic to be more weedless. Work the drop shot down the whole weed line until you get bites. Once you catch a fish there is a good chance there are multiple in the area so be sure to work the area over well before moving on. This should produce a decent number of fish with some quality ones mixed in.

Reported by

Lake Waconia (MN)

I would look for schools of bluegills and cast my drop shot into the middle of them. I would let it sink and then dead stick it and wait for a bite. If I didn't get one I would shake the rod or slow drag it so the weight bounced off the rocks. The fish felt like dead weight when they would bite.

Reported by
Ben Datres

Boot Lake (MN)

Ben Datres reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Drop Shot technique and Strike King KVD Dream Shot on Boot Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Boot isn't know as a "bass lake" however if you find yourself here mid summer on vacation here are a few tips to finding the 2-3lb bass that roam this deep, ultra clear lake. Most of the shoreline is a straight drop off which can make it a little tougher than most. Finesse presentations with natural colored baits seem to work best along the deep weedline, or on open pockets in the submerged grass. "

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