When it comes to bass fishing, one of the best rigs to use is the drop shot rig. This rig can be fished as many different depths.
To make a drop shot rig, you’ll start with a line attached to a hook. You’ll then need to attach that to a trailing leader and cap it off with a weight that sits below the hook and bait. The weight, bait, and hook you choose will depend on your specific fishing circumstances.
Fluorocarbon lines that are 8 pounds or less lor a lighter braided line with a 2ft fluorocarbon make a great choice for the drop shot rig. For hooks, choose a drop shot or hook shot in the 1-1/0 range. Look for a drop shot weight topped with a crimped swivel because they are easier to attach to the line. Another good option is to tie 1/8 to ¼ oz. weights onto the end of the line, though you may need to increase the weight size depending on fishing conditions.