How come Drop shot is always the answer nowadays? What happened to pattern fishing? All anyone does any more is Drop shot. I remember the good old days when people used to actually think when they went fishing.
That's like asking why people throw spinner baits in the east. It works!!! Besides, you are still patterning the fish when you drop shot. Take this for an example: I was out at Pleasant a month ago and couldn't get any of the bass I was marking on my graph to take a spoon or crank or whatever else I through at them. These fish were just innactive. So, I fired up the motor and headed to a different spot on the lake when I came over the end of the point and noticed the bass/shad were scattered. So I went back over the point and through a crank, spinner and so on. Then I switched to the drop shot and found that these active bass were holding on the side of the point facing the wind and that they wanted the bait to barely move. From there every time I came up to a point I fished the windy side in the same way and kept getting bites. That's patterning bass, it doesn't matter what technique you use.
Drop shotting today is what carolina rigging was 7 years ago and what texas rigging was 15 years ago, a good go to technique. here in a few years there will be a new one come out and everybody will go to that. I have always been a topwater freak. about 15 years ago when i was fishing chugger spooks and pop rs the Rico came out and made a dramatic reserection of topwater fishing. I had always fished topwater and was taught to me 35 years ago by my father. Older techniques go out of style for long periods of time just to be found again at a later time. This summer i tore fish up on texas rigging at Bartlett. This is not a style that is used very much nowadays. old styles never die, they just go dormant for a while!!!!!!!!!
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