Video Gaming for Bites - A Deep Water Tip

I’m not much for playing video games, but “video game” fishing, while using my Lowrance electronics to see fish is one of my favorite ways to fish for deep bass. The dropshot is the king of lure selection for dropping vertically on fish you see on your graph and getting them to bite.

The biggest challenge that I have found when fishing water deeper than 30 feet is getting the bait in front of the fish before they have moved.

The long length of line that is let out and deep water tends to move the bait several feet from its intended target. Wind and a moving boat also change where your bait will drop.

My solution is to use a 3/4 or 1 oz weight to get the bait down quicker and into the graph's screen. Most manufacturers do not carry a dropshot weight over 3/8 or 1/2 oz, but there are a few that do. If I have to, I will buy bass casting sinkers in these sizes and just tie them on.

Having that heavier weight will carry your bait down fast, putting it right where the fish are. My experience has been that most of the time they will hit it immediately, if you can trigger a reaction strike.