With cold setting in and winter fishing just around the corner, I thought I would talk a bit about the techniques that in the last few years have become a big part of my winter finesse fishing strategy.
First of all my favorite finesse fishing technique is somewhat of a spin-off of the drop shot technique. It’s Secret Weapon Recoil Rig. The technique is very similar to the drop shot except you have a leader that stretches attached to the weight. When you shake this rig with the tip of the rod, the bait attached above the 18 to 20 inch leader becomes very responsive to movement. It moves and twitches and shakes and causes a reaction bite with a finesse presentation. This bait rigged with a fluke is one catch fishing technique.