The boys then congregated around a tight group of holes over about 12-15 ft of water and started to catch one small perch after another. I decided to join the fray and dropped my drop shot rig down a hole with another line – only to have no luck while the line beside me pulled in four perch over a span of about twenty minutes. While both lines were baited with lively minnows, the effective one was set with a standard hook and sinker held about a foot and a half off the bottom – the same distance as my drop shot hook to its sinker. The difference appeared to be the extra motion allowed to the swimming minnow for the hook and sinker set up compared to the drop shot rig. I changed my set-up and was immediately rewarded. Small differences can be super important – lesson of the day learned!
Small differences can be super important – lesson of the day learned!
We finished the day with smiles all around as everyone caught fish, even if they weren’t huge. I’m glad my son talked me into going.