Bassmaster angler of the year Brandon Palaniuk joined The Bass University in Lawrenceburg, IN to teach a class he called "Drop Shot 101". Brandon estimates that he's won about $300,000 in fishing a drop shot rig in bass fishing tournaments.  In this class, you will learn:

  • What is a drop shot rig? What you will need (weights, hooks, baits, etc.) to fish it?
  • How do you fish a drop shot rig? Are there different ways to fish this rig?
  • What tackle is best for fishing a dropshot? What rods, reels and line should I use?
  • What are the best baits to fish? Baits like Zoom Z3 Swamp Crawler
  • Where are good locations for finesse fishing with a dropshot rig through different seasons?
  • How should you fish the bait for bass during various seasons and conditions? What locations should you fish and what presentations should you use?
  • Brandon Palaniuk answers student questions about bass fishing with a drop shot rig


Skip to the part of this dropshot seminar that you're most interested in:

  • 1:00 Dropshot 101
  • 2:25 Why the drop-shot?
  • 3:40 What is a drop-shot?
  • 6:25 Drop-shot techniques
  • 12:25 Tackle selection (1) rod, reel, and line
  • 24:45 Tackle selection (2) baits
  • 27:30 How to tie the drop-shot
  • 38:50 Tackle selection (3) weights and hooks
  • 43:00 Seasonal presentation

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