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Tips for Drop Shotting Smallmouth Bass in Grass

A drop shot and smallmouth bass go hand in hand; however, many anglers overlook targeting smallmouth in grass where crawfish and minnows abound. Wired2Fish’s Mitch Anderson shares some pointers on targeting grassline smallmouth using a Texas-rigged drop shot worm.

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Mitch explains why he prefers a long-shanked, light wire hook paired with finesse plastics like the Berkley PowerBait MaxScent Flat Worm. Riding a wave of tournament success, the Flat Worm has become the go-to smallmouth bass drop shot plastic due to its effective scent and soft texture. When Texas-rigged, the thin worm slips through grass with ease and generates bites few baits can rival.