With the rig you used , snagging fish in the mouth would be a challange. Looks more like a jig ,and good luck snagging fish in the mouth at a distance with that. Maybe at four feet you could. That poor rod must have a sore back......... A light leader for dropper allows sacrificing weight on/ in snags. Split shot make getting hung up more easy. Have you checked out slinky type weights? You can make your own from online instructions and maybe have less re- rigging. Any way, nice gravel on a nice day with fish ,and thanks for the vid..