What Is Vertical Dead-Sticking?

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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.

smallmouth bass and vertical dead-sticking

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…


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