Every fishing season has a finesse bait associated with it. In winter, it’s the finesse jig. In spring, a wacky worm usually does the trick. In summer, a shaky head is a bass magnet in all conditions. But when it comes to fall, gimme a drop shot. There are a lot of reasons why this presentation shines in fall, but I’d say the biggest is that even when you're doing nothing with the bait, your actually doing something. It takes hardly any rod work to make a drop shot bait enticing, and the longer it sits there doing “nothing,” the more time it gives a reluctant bass to get upset by what appears to be helpless food quivering in front of its face. Yes indeed, a drop shot can be a real game changer on a tough fall day if you can just slow down and believe the bites will come.