that depends on how much wind you have...the more wind, the heavier weight would be needed...I use from 1/8 to 1/4
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
That depends on all sorts of factors, like depth, wind/weather, type or bait you're using on the drop shot. I would say start with a 1/4 oz. weight and work it slowly. That should keep you in good contact with the bottom for starters.
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
- Earlville, IL
I have used for 3/16 to 3/8 but I prefer the 1/4. It gives good feel and tension in calm and windy conditions. High winds I do go to 3/8. And if the fish are easily spooked the 3/16 offers less splash.
answered 2 years ago
- Florence, SC
I use 1/8 oz. in shallow ponds. 3/16 oz. for up to 10 ft. 1/4 oz for 10-20 ft. And 3/8 oz for 20+ feet.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
- San Diego, CA
That depends on a couple of factors like water depth & line weight.
I personally use 3 weights for normal conditions: 1/8oz, 3/16oz and 1/4oz. Normally I start with the lightest weight I can, as long as I can feel the bottom. As the wind and wave action picks up, I may change to a heavier weight to retain the feel.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
- Washington State
that all depends on the current that your fishing in. i have very slow moving current or next to none at times, i use 1/8oz. that way its not a huge weight int he water but yet still heavy enough to carry to the bottom
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answered 4 years, 7 months ago
- Cincinnati, Ohio
3/16 OZ or if you need to feel the bottom 1/2 OZ
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
- Charleston, WV
Depends on the weight of your artificial bait, how far you need it to go and how deep. I like the 3/16th oz size the best for most applications.
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answered 4 years, 11 months ago
- Escondido, Ca
Use as light of weight as you can get away with. You want to be able to feel the bottom and keep your line straight below you.
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answered 5 years, 7 months ago