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

Wahoo 1 San Sebastián fishing

Wahoo 1

9 37,73 ft

San Sebastián, Spain (ES)

From 875,00
Consuelo La Romana fishing


6 29,00 ft

La Romana, Dominican Republic (DO)

From 577,07
Gisele Puerto Vallarta fishing


12 42,65 ft

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (MX)

From 572,05
Fenix Nian Corralejo fishing Charter captain Jose David avatar

Fenix Nian

10 36,09 ft

Corralejo, Fuerteventura (ES)

From 65,00
Reeliever Estres Quepos fishing

Reeliever Estres

6 29,53 ft

Quepos, Quepos (CORI)

From 710,88
Fearless Viking Cabo San Lucas fishing

Fearless Viking

8 49,21 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From 1.338,14
Ebro Dream Fishing I Riba-Roja d'Ebre fishing Charter captain Goran  avatar

Ebro Dream Fishing I

2 9,84 ft

Riba-Roja d'Ebre, Ebro (ES)

From 275,00
REEL TIME Zanzibar fishing


4 24,00 ft

Paje Beach, Zanzibar (TZ)

From 250,90
White Marlin Mazatlan fishing

White Marlin

10 36,00 ft

Mazatlan, Mexico (MX)

From 501,80
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