That the recent Bass Pro Shops Northern Open on Lake Erie out of Sandusky, Ohio, was dominated by a drop shot should come as no surprise. When it comes to Great Lakes smallmouth bass fishing, the drop shot has become the bread-and-butter bait of almost every angler. Devastating on a vertical presentation for sighted sonar smallies, the drop shot also works well cast short distances from the boat. Drop shotting was far from the only effective presentation, however. Here's a look at how the top 12 finishers caught all their fish over the course of the Northern Open tournament, from 12th-place Kyle Fox to winner Nate Wellman. It’s an eye-opening peek into the tackle boxes of some of Erie’s best anglers.