Are you confused by the question, what is vertical dead-sticking?
Many anglers are familiar with the term dead-sticking regarding topwater lures or soft plastic baits fished on the bottom.
Though traditional dead-sticking can be highly effective when bass are relating to the top or bottom surfaces of your favorite water body, vertical dead-sticking targets the in-between zone!
Bass, especially smallmouth bass, relate to suspending baitfish at various times during the season and when they do, they can be tough to catch.
Vertical dead-sticking is one technique however, that can work wonders when bass are suspending on bait as the folks from Angling Edge demonstrate in the following video…