There are many ways in which you can present your dropshot rig to your hungry prey. There is no right way when it comes to hooking on your drop shot baits, it is more a case of see what is working on the day. We asked bait expert Dr. Paul Garner to show us some of the best ways to rig your bait while drop shotting for perch.
Worming: Snip off the end of a large worm and feed it around the bend of the hook so that the hook shank is concealed inside it.
Nose hooking: Offering maximum lure movement, just nick the hook in the nose of the bait, leaving most of the hook exposed.
Back hooking: If bites are cautious, back hooking puts the hookpoint further along the bait for a better chance of a hook-up.
Wounded fish: By hooking the bait slightly to the side it will swim erratically off-centre, just like a wounded fish.
Wacky: Ideal for worm baits, hook them in the middle to give twice the attraction – effectively you are fishing two baits, not one.
Weedless: If snags or weed are a problem, hook the bait on like this so that the hookpoint is protected by the bait.