Andrew Whitcomb: Mastering The Drop-Shot, San Diego Style

Andrew Whitcomb: Mastering The Drop-Shot, San Diego Style

Andrew Whitcomb Drop-shots different than you. Would you like to know how? Then read on.

Andrew Whitcomb

Andrew Whitcomb

San Diego summertime drop-shot. So I fished San Diego City's lakes this summer. I even drop-shotted the ocean for Halibut. I was very determined to learn this drop-shot technique and master it.

Let me talk to you a little bit about the set up I used. I used 2/O Gamakatsu off set shank worm hooks with 1/4 ounce to 1/2 ounce drop-shot weights. One of the most troubling things when I started was my line twisting. I seen a guy on TV using drop-shot with a dropper loop. This will ensure that your line won't get twisted.

Now the reason I chose to fish this type of set up is the traditional way people fish drop-shot is not weedless. Guys and gals will usually fish drop-shot in the winter when there is no grass... Now fishing the banks in summer is a no brain-er, but i noticed that the big Bass I was hunting were out deep, outside the weed line in 20-30 feet of water... So I focused all my fishing out deep and boy did it pay off! So much I even tried it in the San Diego Bay & got a 32" Halibut. 

Anyway my worm of choice was the 8" curly tail western worms form Angler's Arsenal in La Mesa,Ca...John is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet & he does a lot for the So Cal community & beyond. In all, I have to say, thinking outside the box & this recipe was the key to my success. 

 I got a few 30lb bag, 5 fish best days. Even a 38lb bag of my best 5 fish all from drop-shot. So I'd really like to thank John at Angler's Arsenal for all the support and making some of the best hand pours I have ever fished with. I would like to thank SPRO & the apparel / Lew's Reels / Outcast floats tubes/ Southern California Bass Slayers / Angler's Arsenal & Western plastics.   I also would like to add that all these fish were caught from a float tube and a lot of hrs on the water... Hope everyone had a great summer be safe out there on the water... 

Thanks.. Andrew Whitcomb

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