A few months ago the local bass fishing community here in NO VA was overcome by a terrible boating accident on the Potomac River which put a fellow fisherman (Lenny Baird)out of work for quite a while. Luckily, he is doing a lot better and back to work and fishing. To try to offset some of his lost income, VAO members had auctions for various things. I offered a 1/2 day dropshot trip on Lake Anna which Doug and Marla Rosier won.
Well, yesterday....it all came together and I took them out to learn a little more about this boring and sometimes frustrating technique. It is evident that IT DOES WORK, as can be seen by mine and Lee's third place finish in the most recent tournament at Lake Anna.
A frosty, cold morning greeted us at Sturgeon Creek Marina and I went through the basics of the rod, reel, line, hook, weight and bait setup.
Once we got started, it wasn't too long before we had a fish or two in the boat. We fished docks, rocks, dropoffs, points, brushpiles, etc. so they could get the full experience on how to fish each.
We had a fun day and lunch to go with it. Caught about a dozen or so fish up to two pounds. Not a bad day on Anna for learning a new technique with good friends.