Bottom Fishing

Bottom fishing is probably one of the easiest methods of fishing, the technique is really simple, consisting in a rig for fishing on the bottom with a weight attached to the line, and a hook at the end of the line.

Bottom Fishing

Equipment required for Bottom Fishing

For bottom fishing, you will require either a simple rod and reel set up or it is even possible to complete this fishing technique with just a handline.

You will also require a sharp hook, some bait suitable for the area and most importantly a lead weight used to sink your line to the bottom of the water.

Species to target when Bottom Fishing

This technique really has no limitations on which species you can target, as long as they live or feed close to the bottom of the water.

Species such as flathead, carp, trout, flathead and many more are possible in either fresh or saltwater areas.

Best Places to try Bottom Fishing

You can use this method in almost any body of water around the world as long as you know there are fish species that feed close to the bottom of the water. 

Try this technique in dams, lakes, rivers or even the ocean. It is also possible to complete from a boat or while fishing on land.

Best Bottom Fishing Fishing Charters


8 40,00 ft

Nungwi Port, Zanzibar (TZ)

From $ 900
Deposit non-refundable

Miss Mimi

12 38,00 ft

Mazatlan, Mexico (MX)

From $ 800
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

26 feet Sport Fisher

4 26,25 ft

Black River, Mauritius (MAU)

From $ 326
Deposit non-refundable

Escualo IV

6 26,00 ft

Mazatlan, Mexico (MX)

From $ 400
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Emeraude II

5 32,81 ft

Antsiranana, Madagascar (MG)

From $ 959
Deposit non-refundable

High Tide

6 29,53 ft

Alicante, Spain (ES)

From $ 107
FREE Cancellation 7 days notice


4 28,00 ft

La Paz, Baja California Sur (MX)

From $ 750
Deposit non-refundable


4 18,04 ft

Sydney Harbour, Sydney (AUS)

From $ 399
Deposit non-refundable

Prospector I

8 32,81 ft

Mullaghmore, Ireland (IE)

From $ 592
Deposit non-refundable