Bass Fishing with Big Drop Shots as a Follow-up to Flipping

The bait probably surprised the fish and triggered a reaction bite, so Greg Hackney set the hook and swung him aboard. Now, nine times out of 10, that name and that scenario would probably mean a stout flipping jig like the namesake Hack Attack Heavy Cover Flipping Jig, but this was different.


Hackney was targeting isolated brush in front of a marina slip with a drop shot — a bulked-up drop shot fitted with a Strike King Menace. This, along with his other go-to, a Strike King Rodent, presents a more substantial profile than the Strike King Dream Shot, Perfect Plastic KVD Finesse Worm or the Baby Z Too; and that’s what triggers the kind of bites Hackney seeks.

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