There’s a lot more to fishing than just casting out a lure and reeling it back.
Fishers have to use their imagination and take steps to make the lures they use look alive.
This form of creativity is essential for professional fishers.
Fish species like the spotted bass or the smallmouth bass are highly coveted by all amateur and experienced anglers.
These types of fish species can be very elusive and hard to catch unless fishers use their imagination to outsmart them.
Fishing rigs are products of this imaginative spirit.
Creating a fishing rig is the art of assembling your baits, leaders, sinkers, lures, bobbers, flashers, hooks, swivels, dodgers, and other items that you attach to your fishing lines in a very specific way.
Sounds complex, right?
Just because fishers can tie various things to their fishing lines, doesn’t mean that they do. Most fresh and saltwater fishing rigs are very simple, especially in the world of catching bass.
Sometimes a basic bait hook and a simple water bubble are all you need.
Bass anglers try not to waste their days rigging up complex setups.
They use specific rigs for specific fishing purposes and techniques.
Here are some of the most popular types of rigs professional anglers use:
Spinner and Minnow
Popping Cork Rig
Bait & Bobber
Jig and Bait
Drop Shot Rig
Of all these rigs, drop shots are the most popular in the world of professional bass catching.
Also known as “drop shotting,” this technique helps fishers catch bass and other elusive fish species when all other techniques fail to produce.
Unlike Texas rigged setups or Carolina rigs, these are extremely versatile rigs.
Drop shot fishing works in all types of scenarios and conditions – be it clean shallow waters or muddy deep waters.
Let’s learn everything about drop shot fishing and its special significance in the world of bass catching.