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15.0 in. Largemouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 04/07/12

Posted by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle Expert Member over 7 years ago

15.0 in. Largemouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 04/07/12
15.0" Largemouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing on Saturday April 07, 2012 at 13:55 near Walled Lake in Oakland County, Michigan (MI), United States North America using a Weldon Steelhead Jig, pink head/wh marabou w worm a Panfish Jig

The water temperature varied between 55-68 degrees while I was out on this sunny day. Hooked up with three fish, but only landed the two shown –the largest 15 inches. I have taken to drop-shotting a 1/16 ounce jig (Weldon Steelhead Jig, pink head/white marabou, shown in upper right) with redworm in order to appeal more to crappie, but bass were all that were active (no panfish).

Since I am a multi-species fisherman, while wading I keep trying to identify rigs which appeal to multiple species and which can be cast long distances even on windy days. This is the reason the drop shot rig is so interesting to me, it is a great way to present live or artificial bait either deep or with extremely long casts.

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John A Wright

I use a small drop shot set-up to catch fish in the sunfish family. Its the best way I know how to catch them and its also very effective when it comes to setting the hook. Also awesome catch that's a peretty bass

Posted by John A Wright Elite Member over 7 years ago

Felipe Micklon

good lure ID been thinking of doing that with my photos as well

Posted by Felipe Micklon Expert Member over 7 years ago

Brian Shea

You're right about live bait on the drop shot being good for multi-species.

Posted by Brian Shea Elite Member over 7 years ago

Bill Greenwald

Nice one!

Posted by Bill Greenwald Elite Member over 7 years ago

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