Most people think that the launched platform is only for finer fishing, but there is more to be a cat! (or Fish), as the case may be. The new Power Drop-Shot style, initiated by Kotaro Kiriyama, is rapidly becoming the path to bigger and better bags in many of the tournament tours.
Drop-shot platforms consist of a hook tied above a tunnel that is placed at the end of the line, so that it attracts suspends from the bottom. The conventional approach consists of a lightweight gear and a 4-8-pound line, and the tactic is deployed vertically in deep water.
Kiriyama says that "Drop-Shotting tries to present a soft plastic attraction in a way that does not fit Texas's or Carolina's pairing." When conditions permit, Kiriyama (who registered 10 Top 10 ends in its first 37 trips on tour) says: "It may be that it has more bites with smaller lighter and smaller lines, but when there is a coverage Heavier, you need a power version.
This is a technique we have used successfully all last year, and now we will share it here in the northeast. This technique works excellent in all lakes, rivers and reservoirs in the northeast. It is a good way to mount a screw of real quality.
The drop-down configuration with weight under the attraction makes it ideal for throwing a thick layer. The reason is that the lever passes through the cover better and falls to the bottom.
You can fish faster and cover more water! Let's find out how other fishermen fish a Texas team, but, like Kiriyama, we think it's more effective! This is a great tactic for places such as the Potomac River or the Lagos such as Kerr or Gaston, where fish are deeply pressured and often see fishermen floating on Texas platforms and Carolina's platforms. In this way, highly-priced fish is a completely different look. The platform also has some other advantages. There is less wear on the hook node line, since the lever is not against it, and the hook does not drag the bottom where the line and knot can be damaged. You can also detect bites much more easily, as the sensation goes through the line without going through a longline that reduces sensitivity. At the bottom of Delaware, we have a bald cypress marsh in one of the lakes and there are also areas similar to the Nanticoke River. Most fishermen fly these trees with Texas manipulated worms in the size of 4 inches or with a lizard in spring. We like the platform of energy drop in these areas, the best. It attracts the bass that is near the bottom or is suspended in cover to the roots.
You can fish this platform horizontally or vertically. In the steep currents of the Sassafras River to the upper bay of Chesapeake, we drive from the calm water towards the fastest movement current and take a large part of the edge of the shore waiting for an easy meal . You can also use this platform successfully in depth. This will work well on the wood standing in Table Rock Lake when fishing in a fluorocarbon line in a 10-16 pound test. We used a 30 pound test when the fish was aggressive and reduced to 10 pounds when the bite is harder. However, it is a clear and stained water technique, and works much better under these conditions. There are areas north-east that have extremely clear waters that excel in these areas. We use this around deep points also with great success. Water like Spruce Run and Greenwood in New Jersey and New York are fantastic areas to use the Power Drop launch. We use it anywhere you normally use a Carolina or Texas platform.
When we flip the power shooting platform, we use 6 and 6-inch worms from Yamamoto Cut Tail. We have tested a variety of other baits with this platform, but the straight and cutting worms have produced the best results. When you tighten it with a fairly light cover, you can go with a lighter deposit of 1/16 of an ounce and, as the lid becomes thicker, we reach up to 3/8 of an inch. an ounce Since the beginning of 2003, we have used nothing more than the tungsten weights for all our baits. We believe that this is especially important with the Power Drop Shot too, as tungsten is heavier than lead, allowing a smaller profile, which better penetrates the lid and allows a better sensation of the bottom.
In general, we make the jams with a 2/0 to 3/0 hook or a X-Point point, but we will go as high as 5/0 in some of the larger worms at times. The general rule when using this platform for flipping is simple; The distance between the hook and the weight is not more than 3-6 inches longer than the bait.
The platform is simple to use, extravagant tricks are not needed. Just drop the squash on the cover and leave it seated. No other action is necessary because of the way the bait is removed from the line. The natural stream of water transmits all the action you need. We also use this for beds, since we do not have a closed season here in Delaware during the tournaments. The technique is like any other type of run we make. We leave it close to the cover, let it sit for a few seconds if the bottom is damaged, then lift it and put it to the next target.
Try to lower energy this year in your local waters when everyone is launching a Texas or Carolina platform, and you'll get a big surprise!