Charlie's favorite way to fish RockyBrook Sinkers: I fish tournaments for a living. When I am dropshotting for smallmouth bass the only sinkers I use are RockyBrook Limestone Sinkers because they help me bring more weight to the scales. There is a saying often used by professional bass anglers: "Time is money!" which translates to: "Anglers that spend more time with bait in the water catch more bass". Because of their unique shape and density, RockyBrook Sinkers rarely hang up even on the roughest underwater structure. That means I don't have to waste time (and money) breaking off and retying. The fact that RockyBrook sinkers are made of limestone gives them a natural look and sound (an added bonus).
My favorite weight for dropshotting is 3/8 ounce, but here's a tip that will help you catch more bass: Instead of using one 3/8 ounce, snap on two 3/16 ounce RockyBrook Sinkers. The noise of those two sinkers clicking together sounds just like crawdads moving over the rocks and really attracts the smallmouth. Most of the time I use 10 pound test line. I recommend Trilene 100% flurocarbon line because of its sensitivity (I can feel a mosquito flying by within six inches of my line) and abrasion resistance. I always use a RockyBrook black nickel dropshot hook about 18 inches above the sinkers and my favorite lure for smallmouth is a greenpumpkin Zoom Speedcraw. Give this a try and I guarantee you will catch more fish.
One of my favorite sayings is: "Fishing is fun but it doesn't hold a candle to catching!"
Best day of fishing: Everyday on the water is a blessing. The best of those days are the ones spent with a friend that enjoys fishing as much as I do.
Bio:2002 and 2007 FLW AOY (Angler of the Year). 2002 Bassmasters Classic Champion, 2003 BASS Angler of the Year, 2003 ESPY Winner Best Outdoor Athlete, 5 wins, 64 Top 10s.
Favorite body of water :Lake Sam Rayburn, TX
Favorite way to fish RockyBrook Sinkers: My favorite Rocky Brook Sinker application would have to be as a drop shot weight when fishing snaggy, rocky bottoms or rip rap bottoms. I use the 1/4oz sinker the most on a drop shot rig.
Best day of fishing: "My best day of fishing was when I weighed in a 36# limit on Lake Toho during the 2001 Bassmaster tournament."
Hometown: Morgantown, WV
Bio: FLW and BASS Opens
Favorite body of water: Lake Champlain
Favorite way to fish RockyBrook Sinkers: I like fishing the 1/64 oz above a 1/16 oz shaky head, rigged up so the sinker can slide up & down the line, and click against the top of the head. I also like to use the drop shot weight to drag along rocks. When trout fishing I use a lightweight RBS, attached with a fisherman’s loop or threaded through the eyelet baited with a salmon egg or Joe's flies spinner.
Favorite saying: "I prefer to fish in the rain, because fish bite best when they’re wet!"
Best day of fishing: "Best tournament day was fishing on the Potomac River with FLW Cup Champ Scott Martin. We caught a lot of big fish and I learned a lot. Scott went on to win the tournament. Another great day was wading the trout stream with my Dad, when we found a secret hole & both caught our limits within minutes!"
Hometown: Burnsville, WV
Organizations: FLW, BASS, PAA, US Anglers Choice
Favorite body of water: Burnsville Lake
Favorite way to fish RockyBrook Sinkers: Drop-shotting in currents and rip rap banks.
Best day of fishing: Taking the guys from RockyBrook Sinkers fishing on the Ohio River and showing them why I wanted a drop shot clip on a RBS. We caught over 20 smallmouth in just a few hours. It was the same day we made the video for ICAST.
Hometown: Greenville, Texas
Organizations: FLW, Media Bass, Fishers of Men
Favorite body of water: Sam Rayburn
Rich's favorite way to fish RockyBrook Sinkers: Using the 1/8 to ¼ oz for drop shotting shallow on Lake Fork. When fishing around timber I will tie the sinker about 12” below the hook and pitch it next to the timber and then hang on. When fishing deeper I will tie the weight about 24” below the hook and then fish vertically. For this deeper fishing I like to use a 3/8 oz or I will tie two ¼ oz weights if it is windy so that I can maintain good contact with the bait. If I am marking fish and they are closer to the bottom I will sometimes drop down to only having about 6” for a leader length.
Best day of fishing: To this point my best tournament moment would be a tie. Winning the FLW Everstart event on Sam Rayburn would be one and the other would be fishing with my wife last year in a couple’s tournament (First time she had ever fished.) and we won the event with over 20 pounds. The enjoyment on her face was priceless. She is now hooked.
Hometown: Flatwoods, WV
Organizations: FLW, TBF, US Anglers Choice
Favorite body of water: Burnsville Lake
Favorite way to fish RockyBrook Sinkers: Drop shotting gravel bars on the Ohio River
Best day of fishing: Setting the record for the highest winning weight in a poorman trail tournament. The tournament was on my home lake of Burnsville. The weight was 20lbs. 15oz.