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 – 210
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."
Cross Lake (MN)
Tyler Robinson reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Drop Shot technique and St. Croix Victory Spinning Rods on Cross Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Running and gunning was key. 90% of the fish came on the drop. There is no need to fish the bait for long. It is almost like flipping and pitching, but you're in 15-25 FOW. Smallmouth are in the roaming stage, looking for food before starting to school up heavily when water gets below 50. Enjoy the bite while it's here!"
Daiwa Tatula Elite Series Spinning Rods - 2018 Release
$149.99 – 239.99
Lower Prior Lake (MN)
Drop shots on the deeper weedlines (8-12 ft) were producing the best fish. If you could find a weedline that had rock close by the fish were usually better. Candy craw or watermelon red were the best colors.
Lake Minnetonka (MN)
(6/7/2022 water temp 66-70) Got to meet the llama today so that made everything great but besides that the fish are very scattered and hard to build a pattern I’ve been catching fish in a foot of water with a frog 6-12 with a flipping jig and 15-20 with a drop shot just gotta figure out your strengths and cover water. For the frogs look for overhang trees, for jigs look for thick grass patches of milfoil and the drop shot was looking for big rock and sand transitions.
Lake Minnetonka (MN)
Fishing beds, smaller females have mostly set up with some larger ones locked to beds. Drop shots 4-8" over the bed in bright colors were the trick to trigger the bite. Some fish under docks, on pylons closer to shore.
St. Croix Mojo Bass Spinning Rods
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.
Lake Kegonsa (WI)
Robert Phipps reported catching Panfish / Bluegill using the Drop Shot technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Spinning Rods 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."
MDOoutdoors reported catching Walleye using the Drop Shot technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Spinning Rods on Eagle Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Dropshotting a live minnow for walleye is a deadly tactic when the old faithful jig and minnow isn’t working. This rig excels when the sun is out and the water is that much clearer as it is one of the most natural ways to present a minnow. Fish this rig around anywhere you would normally fish a jig and minnow and you will see results. Do not be surprised if you also catch the occasional large pike or bass as they also will get fooled by this killer rig. "
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Lots of small ones with a couple medium sized fish. Drop shoting was the best action