How to Drop Shot Deep Crappie and Bluegill

Chances are your favorite bass spots are also loaded with panfish. This short video shows how to quickly modify a standard bass drop shot rig to catch crappie and bluegill.

If you’re a bass fisherman that also enjoys catching panfish like crappie and brim, chances are your favorite spots are also loaded with panfish - that’s why the bass are there in the first place. A lot of panfish anglers take a top down approach with tactics like float or jig fishing, but a drop shot can be deadly when panfish are just off bottom. The same finesse drop shot setup used for bass fishing often works just fine for this highly effective summer and fall tactic, as demonstrated in this video.

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