NOT EXACTLY A HARDSHIP (Drop-shotting for PERCH) – Blog entry 587

If you follow my blog regularly then you’ll know of late I’ve been doing a fair amount of spinning for perch. And it was on that theme I intended to continue this time round. However, as you can see from the accompanying video, my plans were brought to a sudden standstill. I couldn’t go spinning, so I went drop-shotting instead. Not exactly a hardship is it? And that’s a totally rhetorical question!

One in the net ready to go back
One in the net ready to go back

Although I had a couple of perch in the few minutes I was there spinning, it was really session two and the debut outing this year for the drop-shot rod, that I felt things were really in full swing. I had a few fish, and lots of interest from others, as they nudged the tiny rubber minnow that was dancing enticingly in their space beneath the surface of the lake.

On the bank, rubber minnow still intact
On the bank, rubber minnow still intact

I enjoyed it so much, I couldn’t wait to get back out the next evening. Even though I was there for just a very short time, it’s better to fish half an hour than not at all. I had a few plucks and banked two fish in the process. I could probably have caught more but my attentions were diverted by a dad and his son. Not that I’m complaining, far from it. I’m happy to play my part, albeit small, in encouraging the next generation of anglers.

One of many caught this week drop-shotting
One of many caught this week drop-shotting

All my sessions this week were short. Just like lure fishing in general, drop-shotting is a great way to fish when time is tight. Not that I do it always for that reason, just saying if that is the case then it’s perfect. As you can see from the accompanying video I certainly enjoyed myself out on the bank, and ultimately, whatever type of fishing you do, that’s what it’s all about.

A fish, rod and reel photo looking good
A fish, rod and reel photo looking good

I can’t believe though that I haven’t done any drop-shotting so far this year and I cover that in the video. One thing I know for sure though is that it won’t be that long before I go again. I’ve got the bug for sure, so as they say, watch this space. (October 11 2014. The 587th consecutive Saturday my blog has been updated.)