Dropshot walleyes when you NEED to get bit

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Aug 25, 2023 at 10:56 AM
Posted by Vollmer
Dropshots aren't just for bass 👀 they're a simple and efficient way to keep your bait right in front of a walleye's face and know it's fishing in the strike zone the whole time. 🎯

They work all year round, but I don't think there's a better way to catch finicky, late-summer walleyes (on outside weed-edges and the tops of hard-bottom humps) that may be turning down other presentations....

Bonus points: If you’re fishing with your kids or someone who’s maybe not as experienced, this is the PERFECT way to help them catch a walleye without trolling. Few reasons being 1) the fish will basically set the hook on itself if they just start reeling, 2) don’t need to be a master at jigging cadences, and 3) the bait is always near bottom, but up off of it and in the strike zone.

0:00 - Intro
1:16 - Locations
5:09 - Rod setup
5:44 - Setting the hook
6:32 - Line
6:59 - Hook
7:53 - Palomar knot
8:27 - Plastics
10:51 - Weights
12:01 - Why nightcrawlers

Drop a comment below and let me know what you think. 👊 Thx SO much for watching!

- Brett McComas

GEAR USED:

‣ #2 VMC RedLine Series Finesse Neko Hook (‘crawlers):
https://www.rapala.com/us_en/rsfnk-redline-series-finesse-neko

‣ #2 VMC RedLine Series Drop Shot Hook (leeches):
https://bit.ly/47KYNE0

‣ 3/8-oz VMC Tungsten Tear Drop Weights (all-around):
https://bit.ly/44nR6AL

‣ VMC Tungsten Drop Shot Ball Weights (rocks):
https://bit.ly/3qAkeH7

‣ VMC Tungsten Drop Shot Cylinder Weights (weeds):
https://www.rapala.com/us_en/tdsc-tungsten-drop-shot-weights-cylinder

‣ Elliott Identity “Drop “Shot (610ML-XF):
https://twobrothersinnovations.com/product/identity-idb-s610ml-xf-drop-shot/

A great budget-friendlier rod option in the same power/action would be the 6'10" ML XF ‘Ceres’ for $139:
https://twobrothersinnovations.com/product/2b-cs610ml-xf/

‣ 6-lb Sufix 832 Advanced Superline (main line):
https://bit.ly/3KKylQS

‣ 8-lb Sufix Advance Fluoro (leader).
https://www.rapala.com/us_en/advance-fluorocarbon

‣ Amped Outdoors lithium batteries:
https://ampedoutdoors.com/
I upgraded my boat batteries to lithium this season and could NOT be more happy!

I went with Amped Outdoors' 36V 100Ah trolling motor lithium battery system (which is two 36V 50Ah LiFePO4 batteries in parallel). I was able to shave off roughly 140 pounds 😳 by running those 2 lithiums vs 3 lead batteries, and of course get some amazing run times:
https://ampedoutdoors.com/products/36v-100ah-trolling-motor-lithium-battery-system-2-36v-50ah-lifepo4-batteries-in-parallel

Which also freed up an extra battery slot in my boat, so I was able to plug in this 100Ah beast (only weighs about 24-ish lbs) to exclusively run all of my electronics – fer dayzzzz 🔋 – instead of running them off of my cranking battery:
https://bit.ly/3QKANut

‣ Garmin Panoptix LiveScope Plus LVS34 transducer:
https://bit.ly/45bgL0w

Note: The FishUSA links above are affiliate links, meaning if you go through them to make a purchase we might earn a commission...at no cost to you. Thx much for supporting the channel!

We post TONS of fishing tips, videos and gear hacks (twice each week!) at Target Walleye. Get it FREE here:
http://targetwalleye.com/
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