Floats are bobbers, right? They float, right? Read this story about using cork floats for bottom fishing. You would think — especially after reading all the stuff we have said about fishing with bobbers and floats — that you would not keep a float in your bag of offshore or deep-water tackle. If I am fishing in 90 feet of water and want my bait to sit five feet above the bottom, what good is a float with 85 feet of line hanging underneath it, you ask? The answer to using floats for bottom fishing is not in hanging a bait below the cork — it is about putting the cork above the weight that is holding it — and the hook and bait on the bottom.
Offshore bottom fishing tips and advice - Reel Saltwater Fishing
Angler Advice. There are many different ways to catch fish. From offshore trolling to inshore sight casting, however somewhere in the middle lies the most addictive of all, the offshore bottom fishing. When referring to offshore bottom fishing, we usually talk about fishing baits on the bottom 20 or more miles offshore in waters of 50 to feet deep. The most thrilling part of this fishery is that you never know what or how big the fish will be. When you make a drop, you may come up with a half-pound sea bass or be pinned to a rail by a pound grouper. Also, these fish are not only very fun to catch, but many bottom fish catch makes for great table fare.
Bottom fishing , called legering in the United Kingdom , is fishing the bottom of a body of water. A common rig for fishing on the bottom is a weight tied to the end of the line , and a hook about an inch up line from the weight. The method can be used both with hand lines and rod fishing.