Yesterday I headed out on the pond, aka Lake St. Clair, for a little panfish action. The game plan was to head out on the main lake and go after some perch with plastics. When I woke up in the morning, the wind had already started whipping out on the lake.
It was time to change up things and search out some calmer waters. I went up into the extreme shallows looking for gills, but the wind soon made it impossible to see the pockets in the weeds. I was able to catch a few nice gills, with the largest being 9 inches.
I then made a move to an area that I have had some good luck at. I tied on a drop-shot rig and plastics. When I got into my area I find out I am not alone here. There were up to 12 boats within sight distance, all working the area. One of the docks I had been fishing was open so I made a be line for it.
After setting anchor I went to working the dock complex in front of me, and I soon had non-stop action. I was pitching the drop-shot rig to and past the dock pylons and worked it back to the boat. The fish really hammered the offering of a Candy Plastics Munchies from Micro Spoons and Jigs in Glow rigged on a VMC Spinshot in size 8. I was fishing the rig on a St. Croix Panfish series rod model PFS70LXF which is a great rod for drop-shotting panfish.
Check out a video about drop-shotting panfish with plastics below.
Images courtesy Justin Clark