Drop shot is a killer method for me during colder periods of year. Especially afloat when fishing bigger depths, starting 15 ft deep and up to 60 ft. Works great for zander and perch, wouldn't say that's the same case with pike.
When fishing from shore, I'd say paternoster method, carolina or jig rig works better, because you can make the same slow retrieve, but you can cast more further out - drop shots tends to work best when the main line is more on the vertical angle side.
Drop shotting can work from bank further than you think but not at distance.
You need to use a bigger weight but:
A couple of issue's - rods casting capability, a 5-7g rated rod will only cast 10g the same distance as 7g - the blank cant be compressed any further.
Then consider in winter a very very almost non existent slow retrive may be needed - a side or lip hooked drop shot rig with main line at a low angle will result in the hook catching debris or snags, you could fish it weedless but that defeats the object of fishing the drop shot. May as well fish carolina/texas/jig.