Jigging, Surfcasting and Flyfishing – Combine these three and you will get… Drop shot!
This technique, involving lights weights and small plastic baits is very popular amongst anglers from all around the world. Why? In short, because it allows you to fish more, and more often.
This type of fishing is compared to Flyfishing on one side as you are using very light equipment (For ex; Daiwa Exceler 12-35 grams and Daiwa Exceler plus 3000 reels mounted with 30 pounds braided line connected to a 40 pounds mono fluorocarbon leader), and, on the other side, to Surfcasting when you will cast your bait away from the boat to reach the spot located on the fish finder or, when fishing on the fads (fish aggregate device), towards a school of fish.
Combined to Jigging, Dropshot becomes less intense physically and much more relaxing as you will enjoy fishing from a still boat, with the engines off, at cliffs, wrecks or drop offs. Let a weighed lure sink to the bottom and, as in the jigging practice, reel it back gently in a jerky motion. You can then get closer to the reefs, where you will target smaller fish (up to 30 pounds) and enjoy the fight, which might be a long and not easy one!