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Best Dropshot Rod

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

St. Croix Victory Spinning Rods

$190.00 – $210.00

Reported by
Yakcaptn

Crystal Lake (84) (MN)

Lots of small ones with a couple medium sized fish. Drop shoting was the best action

Reported by
Connor Nagy

Wapogasset Lake (WI)

Bite was slow but was able to catch a few fishing a drop shot along weedlines in 10 to 14 ft.

Reported by
Simi

Lake Koronis (MN)

Simi reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Drop Shot technique and St. Croix Victory Spinning Rods on Lake Koronis. Additional comments from this report: "The largemouth are big and abundant on this lake. The 3 islands in this lake have a great drop offs with sparse weeds. Fish the inside and outside turns and you will find the large bait balls of perch. The largemouth and smallmouth are hiding on the edges."

St. Croix Mojo Bass Spinning Rods - EOL

$150.00

Reported by
supfishingmn

Lake Zumbra (MN)

Not a lot of luck running "typical" fall patterns. Even on a nice sunny day. Sat outside the the lily's and threw a drop shot with a 4" paddletail and slowly worked it back up the ledges. Ran into some nice ones in maybe 8'-12' ft. of water.

Reported by
@jacokais

Lake Vermilion (MN)

Found fish from 1-9’ using 3 techniques. Drop shot produced better fish around boulders, but would get hung up easily. Morning started with a small popper, lots of short strikes. I would follow up with the drop shot if they missed the popper and wouldn’t hit again after a cast or 2. Threw a spinnerbait between spots I had marked to cover water effectively. Produced a few fish.

Reported by
Robert Phipps

Lake Kegonsa (WI)

Robert Phipps reported catching Panfish / Bluegill using the Drop Shot technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Spinning Rods - EOL on Lake Kegonsa. Additional comments from this report: "Found bluegills in bays. Targeting fish cribs in these areas. Found multi species around these areas including Smallies, largemouth and gills. Only had one rod so spent the day dropshotting with a zman shotz in the color deal. Fish seem to be targeting bait balls. A-rig would have been ideal but didn't have it with me."

Daiwa Tatula Series Spinning Rods

$149.99 – $159.99

Reported by
SnowtaBass

Lake Minnetonka (MN)

One of my favorite ways during the summer to find both numbers and quality of largemouth bass is to drop shot weed lines. There are vast amounts of good quality weed lines located throughout Lake Minnetonka. This day the weed lines that seemed to produce the best were near hard bottom or deeper water. Locate an area you think will produce and slowly work a drop shot through it. When you find them they tend to be schooled a little bit, so if you get one throw back in on the same spot and you might catch a few more.

Reported by
Clayton

Deer Lake (2) (MN)

Clayton reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Drop Shot technique and Daiwa Tatula Series Spinning Rods on Deer Lake (2). Additional comments from this report: "Early mornings where the best find the big boulders and drop a half shell on them and have some fun! Anywhere from 3 feet of water all the way out to 30! "

Reported by
Dean Taylor

West Lake Okoboji (IA)

Dean Taylor reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Drop Shot technique and Daiwa Tatula Series Spinning Rods on West Lake Okoboji. Additional comments from this report: "Water temp was 60. Smallmouth were spawn and post spawn phases. Fished rock to sand transitions looking for biggest boulders in 4 to 12 ft of water. Used a slow retrieve with Feider Fly while cruising the flats. Switched to smallie beaver on 1/4 oz jighead and robo worms on dropshot when fish were locked on beds."

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