on a miserable day of fishing last year with my girlfriend... I was fishing a longmont impoundment that supposedly had a cache of walleyes. i walked along the Dam face... and threw a tackle box's worth of lures all along the rocks... losing some and pretty much giving my beautiful lures a good bathing. frustrated, I texted fellow local playboy fisherman Eric allee on what I should use for this lake..... an hour after I left, he answered with "dude, dropshot a gulp minnow." I unfortunately did not have the gear, and honestly... didn't know what the f*ck a "dropshot" was. I went home and laid naked in my bed, looking at my phone screen... and researched what it meant.. and how to use the technique.
I went to a local tackle store, and purchased some weights and hooks one would use for dropshotting... and tried the technique out at a few local bass spots, with gulp minnows to start off with. after trial and error, losing rigs on trees and weeds... i finally connected with a few bass. it was weird to get them to take but as i figured out with practice... it became fun. I soon tried this technique at other places for different fish... such as tiger trout and brook trout. they would hit this technique as aggresively as a bass would under right conditions. So I bought 2 dropshot rods I use strictly for this soon after.
over the months, I would use this technique at many regional lakes... and it would turn out to be the golden ticket for me to figure out how to catch my nemesis fish consistently, the Walleye. its a perfect technique to use near deep rocky dropoffs. its simple... and deadly if you know when and where to do it.