Winter Dropshotting – Overview
Fishing during the winter period can be difficult yet effective when using the correct approach. Utilizing the Drop shot technique can prove very productive during the colder months. The fish tend to be deeper which makes them a fantastic target using the drop shot technique.
For those people looking for an overview of what to bring while out for a short drop shot session then read on.
What should be in the bag?
The perfect bag for this kind of targeting fishing session. The side bag is small and light, it comes with 3 tackle boxes and fits our Reload Rigged Box M perfectly in the front pocket!
We would recommend always keeping a very light fluorocarbon for fishing with micro lures and a heavier one for situations where snags are abundant and fishing with larger hooks and lures.
These two hook sizes are perfect for the two sizes of Urban Prey lures. The #10 for the smaller lures and the #4 for the larger lures.
These lures are made from a very buoyant material. On the dropshot rig they are perfectly balanced so when you fish the lure very slowly the lure sits in a natural horizontal position! The slim body of the lures makes them ideal for this kind of fishing is relatively small hooks and maximised the enticing action of the lure.
With these two weights you are covered for fishing ultralight under boats and structures as well as fishing in more open water where there is a light flow to it and you need to use a heavier weight to keep control. The brass drop shot pears are reflection resistant meaning they offer more stealth when fishing in the clear water conditions associated with cold weather. These special weights also make it easy to adjust the depth that your lure is fished as well as allowing the weight to break free if snagged saving your rig from breaking off!
An ideal tool for attaching to any rod. It holds the dropshot weight in place when moving from spot to spot!
As urban drop shotting is generally close range and the rods light weight we recommend a reel no bigger an 2000. A 1000 is perfect for this kind of fishing. Check out our SKILLZ reels, they are extremely compact and light!