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MAGNUM Drop Shot Fishing For Largemouth Bass


Author: Anthony Rubeo


MAGNUM drop shot fishing for Largemouth Bass  




A magnum drop shot is basically a Power Shot/ drop shot on steroids. It’s used in areas where the Power shot/ drop shot wouldn’t cut it. You will fish it around structure like Tree branches, Weeds, Grass, Stumps and much more. When fishing it depending on the bait you use you will either drag,  crawl it slow or giggle it. Now you can use baits ranging from 7-12 inches in all kinds of lake conditions. You will tie this rig by tying the hook on with a Palmor knot about  6”-2’ above the weight.  

Rig: Magnum drop shot. 


Magnum 12” worms
Magnum 12” worms
Big creature baits.
Big creature baits.
Large craw baits.
Large craw baits.

Bait: Worms, Creature baits, Craw baits. 

EWG Hook
EWG Hook

Owner SSW Straight Eye Octopus Hooks
Owner SSW Straight Eye Octopus Hooks


Hook: 4/0-6/0 EWG style hook or a large 2/0-5/0 Octopus style hook 

P-Line FloroClear
P-Line FloroClear
BullBuster Braid
BullBuster Braid

Line: 20 or 25lb P-line FloroClear alone or tied to 50-80lb Bullbuster Braid 

MBR 704   for the lighter side of the rigs.
MBR 704 for the lighter side of the rigs.

Rod: Edge Rods by Gary Loomis MBR 704 7ft, 6-14lb Line, 3/16-1/2oz 

EDGE BWS 767-1 Flip for on the heavier side 

Rod: Edge Rods By Gary Loomis BWS 767-1 Flip 7’6” foot, Extra Heavy, Lure Weight 1/2-2oz 

Daiwa Coastal 150HL for the lighter side of rigs.
Daiwa Coastal 150HL for the lighter side of rigs.
Daiwa Lexa 300HL for the heavier side of rigs
Daiwa Lexa 300HL for the heavier side of rigs

Reels: Casting 150-300 size 

3/4-2-1/2oz Cannon ball weights.
3/4- 2-1/2 oz Cannon ball weights.
3/4-2-1/2 oz Tungsten Weights.
3/4-2-1/2 oz Tungsten Weights.

Weight: 3/4-2-1/2 oz  Worm Weights or Cannon Ball Style 

A Quick tip on saving Money using lead Bullet weights


1/2-1oz Lead Bullet Weight
1/2-1oz Lead Bullet Weight

 A simple way to save your rig and gear but lose the weight is to take a lead bullet weight and peg it with a tooth pick on both end below the hook  and when it gets stuck it t will pull off your line. Another Benefit is when you rig it nose up it will dance more when you wiggle it while keeping contact with the bottom  

Locations to fish a Magnum Drop Shot 

Road Beds
Around Sunken Trees 
Weed Lines 
Grass Clumps 
Sparse Grass Beds 
Underwater Trenches
Drop Off’s 
Around Docks
Boulder Fields
Rock Beds
Horizontal Trees
Points




I wrote this article in 2016 and rediscovered it today in 2020 so I published it  


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