Bottom Fishing

Bottom fishing allows you to catch bottom-feeding fish, both predators and herbivores.
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About Bottom Fishing

The term "bottom fishing" is rather self-explanatory. Your choice of gear depends on where you fish from: if you fish from the shore, you may need a strong, long rod to make a long cast that delivers your bait far enough into the deep. From a boat, by contrast, you may be more convenient with a shorter rig, just long enough to sense the bite and set the hook in. Bottom fishing can be practiced both at daytime and at night, with lights, fluorescent tips, or bells or other sound signals used to warn the angler that the fish’s baiting. Bells and beepers can also be used at daytime, especially if you use a number of rods to to cover different depth or bait options. A bottom fishing rig may also include a feeder, i.e. a special container that delivers specially scented food to where your baited hook is, to attract fish to the area. Knowledge of the relief of the bottom, underwater objects such as channels or rocks, and areas rich in feeding opportunities is essential, especially given that, in most scenarios, bottom fishing relies on delivering the bait to a specific place in the sea, lake, or river, where it waits until the target fish finds it. However, when fishing for species like Flounder, you may try to fix the bait on a long lead after the sinker, and move the sinker in jerks so that it bumps on the bottom, imitating the prey.