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.
Bait: Worms, Creature baits, Craw baits.
Hook: 4/0-6/0 EWG style hook or a large 2/0-5/0 Octopus style hook
Line: 20 or 25lb P-line FloroClear alone or tied to 50-80lb Bullbuster Braid
Rod: Edge Rods by Gary Loomis MBR 704 7ft, 6-14lb Line, 3/16-1/2oz
Rod: Edge Rods By Gary Loomis BWS 767-1 Flip 7’6” foot, Extra Heavy, Lure Weight 1/2-2oz
Reels: Casting 150-300 size
Weight: 3/4-2-1/2 oz Worm Weights or Cannon Ball Style
A Quick tip on saving Money using lead Bullet weights
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
Around Sunken Trees
Sparse Grass Beds
I wrote this article in 2016 and rediscovered it today in 2020 so I published it