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When and How to Wacky Drop Shot Rig Bass

Professional angler Josh Bertrand is a top-notch finesse fisherman that possesses a real knack for catching bass when the bite is tough. It comes as no surprise then that a favorite technique for Josh is a drop shot with a wacky rigged finesse worm.

When it comes to grass lakes, Josh targets bass near the outer grassline that separates deeper and shallower areas. Once you’ve found fish with your electronics, these spots can be fished thoroughly with a drop shot; hooking the plastic wacky style allows the bait to fall slower and with more action, making it tough for a bass to resist. Josh discusses how to work a drop shot plastic, the importance of a proper hook set, and his preferred rod, reel and line setup.