Drop Shot Fishing for Perch – by Chris Wilson
Let me tell you something about drop shotting. It is easy… easy to do, easy to set up, easy to learn… it’s as easy as ‘hook, line and sinker’!
I’ll normally be drop shot fishing the margins for perch at this time of year using a 6ft roving telescopic spinning rod, but for casting and retrieval of lures that spin and cause line twist, I like the hook and swivel arrangement where the bottom eye is pinched same as it would be on the drop shot lead.
You could use a swivel to directly mount the hook so that it kicks out perpendicular to the line instead of tying a Palomar knot.
Drop shot fishing couldn’t be any easier. Once you have found your depth and baited the hook with a soft rubber lure, simply move your rod from side to side to entice a bite. You can also set your rod up in rests and gently tug on the line to cause the lure to flutter around a little.
Drop shot fishing the margins for perch is great fun!
I can highly recommend THIS for a read by Paul Edmondson as recommended to me by Alan Osborne.