Drop shotting for perch is basically a finesse way of accurately presenting a soft plastic bait and being able to fish one spot as long as you need to or as slow as you need to on or near the bottom of the water. This technique can prove deadly when you are after a really slow retrieve that you just can’t achieve with most other lures. The drop shot can really prove beneficial in the colder months when the Perch are less active and want a slow moving bait.
In the right conditions this technique can prove to be highly productive when all other techniques have failed. One of the main advantages is that you are completely mobile and can cover a lot of water whilst seeking the fish. Once you find one Perch the chances are there will be more. You can then work that swim plucking the fish off the shoal with minimum of disturbance.
Once you master the drop shot there really is no going back, you WILL be hooked (excuse the pun).
Top tip: Keep mobile, cast towards reed beds and features to find the pike