Number one was no lost fish, this was due to the outfit I was using. The FlickFreaK by @millerods_usa was made for this situation, the blank is designed to get them on and keep them on. Load it with the insanely smooth drag of a @shimano.fish Stella 2500 and it becomes a Smallmouths nightmare. I used a 20ft 8lb Gamma Fluro carbon leader to 8lb braid, using the FG Knot allows you to fish these long leaders. I fished two dropshots the @molix_official Virago for my limit fish and then a bigger jerkshad for my upgrades, 1/4oz weight and a 2ft drop from the hook.
Finding them> this was key, being able to stay on pad at 30mph and still have my @humminbirdfishing Helix Mega read the bottom perfectly allowed me to find isolated deep grass by covering lots of water. Once I found the grass I used DI, SI and 360 to locate the thicker clumps of grass in that area and this is where I targeted my DropShot the most! If it isn’t the best it won’t have anything to do with me, check out some of this gear and hope you have some success on the water!