There we go! Come here you. The bubba shotstrikes again. Come here. Look at that!That’s what we want boys and girls. That’swhat the bubba shot can do. I’m gonna showyou how to catch fish like this on the bubbashot. What I’m gonna do, is show you the differentrigs, different equipment you can use withthis, and then I’m gonna take you on the waterand show you how to fish the bubba shot. Hey folks, Glenn May here with BassResource. comand today I want to talk to you about an unusualway if you will for fishing a drop shot. It’swhat I call a Bubba shot and maybe there areother people have coined that term, too. I’mnot claiming fame to that, but that’s whatI’m calling it, Bubba shot. Basically it’sheavy duty drop shot using a bait castingoutfit and braided line, throwing it intoheavy cover versus a finesse technique inopen water that you would use, you know thatis typical of a drop shot rig. So what we’re doing today, I’ve got a quarterounce weight, this is just a bullet weight,you don’t need any specialty weight in thiscase, it’s a bullet weight and all I’ve doneis just tied it and put a knot at the endof line and I’ve pegged it with a rubber pegin here so you can slide it up and down youknow if you want but it’s on there reallygood. At any rate, you don’t want that tomove so that’s how I’ve done it. There’s alot of other ways you can do it. I’m sureyou can buy a specialty weight for it, butI’m all for simplicity. So quarter ounce weight, you can use a threeeighths ounce, even a half ounce weight ifyou want. And I’ve got braided line. This is 50 poundbraided line so it’s stout. It’s strong lineso I’m using a strong hook on here. This isan extra wide gap, what they call a superline hook. It’s a thick diameter hook, it’sdesigned for this heavy line, heavy gear thatwe’re going to be using today. And I’ve justgot this you know on a Rage Structure Bughere. Perfect bait for this, perfect baitfor this type of thing. All were going tobe doing is throwing this into some heavygear or heavy brush and cover where the fishare in, you want this a little bit up offthe bottom so that helps them find it a littlebit easier and they can hone in on that. So we don’t have a long leader here, abouta 12 inch maybe a 14 inch leader on here. You want to adjust that length based uponwhere they are in the structure that you’refishing. If they’re really high up on there,they you want to lot longer leader and ofcourse if they’re further, closer to the bottomshorten it up a little bit. But that’s whatwe’re using today and because of that youknow were using a real stout rod here. Thisis a medium heavy action, it’s like a flippingstick, this is a 7’ 3” strong rod thatI’d normally use for flipping and pitching,it’s perfect for using. Anywhere you wouldpitch and flip or throw a jig or throw a Texasrig worm, that’s where you would throw this. Okay it’s a great outfit for that, but it’sa different look, a different presentationthat a lot of anglers don’t use. So it givesthe fish something new so you might be ableto catch them where as other anglers don’t. So that’s what we’re doing today, that’s theequipment we’re using, now let’s go out andfish it. All right, so the Bubba shot, one the beautiesof this is because it’s such heavy duty stuffyou can throw it in the weeds. And that’swhat I’m going to do here, but keep in mindanywhere you throw a Texas rig bait or a jig,you can also throw the Bubba shot. So flippingand pitching into a bush pile, shrubs, intoweeds, trees, up in the shore line, any kindof cover, you can also throw the Bubba shot. But here’s what I’m going to show you that’sa little bit different from those. I’ve gotsome weeds right here, some milfoil that’scoming up just under the surface, it’s about10 to 15 fifteen feet of water. And what I’mgoing to do is I’m just going to pitch itout here in those weeds and let it drop rightdown in there and get to those fish that arehiding down in those weeds, just let it sitand once it hits the bottom I’m just goingto lift up and I’m going to hold onto it. That’s it, I’m just going to hold it steadyand not move it. Now it may seem like I’m not doing anythingat all, but actually I am. Now if you takeyour hand and move it, hold it in front ofyour face, hold it as steady as you can for30 seconds and you’ll notice you can’t holdit perfectly still. You’re not a mannequin. So all those little movements that you’redoing are being transmitted down the rod,down the line, right to the bait. Very subtle,subtle movements. In addition, any body ofwater has current in it. All of them do, evenif it’s a lake. There’s still wind drivencurrent, there’s wake driven current, there’syou know different things that can move thatwater, it’s always moving, it’s not stagnant. So that’s going to move the bait as well. Plus you’ve got wind on the water, littleripples, they come up and they’re lappingagainst your line and that’s going to be transmittedto your bait as well. So all those things,that bait is wiggling down there, it’s lookingalive. So I’m just holding it here as the fish movearound those weeds and they’re feeding, they’regoing to come across that and I’m just waitingfor a bite. Now, you can do that forever oranother thing I want to do, every once ina while is you just take the rod tip and youshake it, just a little bit, just like that,it’s not much, real subtle movement and thenlet it sit. And that’s it, just to get theirattention in case they’re you know out theresearching for those baits, bait fish, youjust give it a little jiggle and let it sitin that weed again. It’s very straight forwardand can be very boring. But you know, this is something that you don’tuse to cover a lot of water. It’s not a searchbait, it’s something to do once you’ve targetedthe fish, in this case once we’ve determinedthat they’re in these weeds so here you’vejust got to dig them out, you’ve got to inafter them, and you’ve got to be patient. The Bubba shot rig is all about patience soyou’re not going to be moving a whole heckof a lot. I’m gonna lift it up out of someof those weeds and drop it back down intoanother spot and start all over again. Great way to dig fish out of cover especiallywhen they’re lethargic, you know cold frontconditions, or when it’s cold out, you knowsudden temperature drops, something like thatwhen the fish aren’t actively feeding, it’sthe perfect way to go after them. And again,if you like fishing plastics, and flippingand pitching them, and jigs, that sort ofthing, you can certainly do it this way too,give the fish a little bit different look,you might catch a lot of fish that other anglersare missing. I hope those tips help. 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