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Drifting During Fish Fly Season

We all know fishing can be super slow during fish fly season, but guess what I got a secret I can tell you fisherman. 


Try drifting with a jig or drop shot rig. 

It’s dynamite, we tried this in the deep water of Lake St. Clair, around 15 feet deep. 

Yeah, that may not be deep where you are from, but for Lake St. Clair this is very deep.

It worked like a charm, my girlfriend and I picked up two big smallmouth bass.  I also caught a big sheephead fish, man they are ugly, but he put up a really good fight.  At first I had no clue what kind of fish I had on.  Thought it was going to be pike, but after I saw the shape of the fish I knew it was sheephead.  The two jigs bodies we used for the day were Berkley Powerbait Purple and Berkley Powerbait Purple Motor Oil. The dark purple seemed to work the best!

What we do is just toss the jig out or drop shot rig and just let it sit. Let the boat and wind do the work. If you have rod holders it’s a big plus. It’s kind of better to do this on windy days, if it’s not windy out it will not work. The one thing we are never short of on Lake St. Clair is a heavy wind, it’s always windy in the middle of the lake. And when we see are pole bend, my girlfriend and I try to set the hook. Sometimes a rocky bottom and weeds can fool you. I extremely suggest setting the hook anyways, you never know if it is a fish or not.

So the next time you’re out fish, give this a try, it may work it may not. If you have smallmouth bass in your lake I know it will catch them!