Fishing QuestionsCategory: Bottom Fishing FAQHow do you fish the bottom of a river?
Paul Phillips asked 3 weeks ago
How to fish in a river?

6 Answers
Martin Staff answered 3 weeks ago
There are a few different ways to fish the bottom of a river. One popular method is to use a weighted jig head to sink your bait down to the bottom.

You can also use a Carolina rig with a heavy sinker to get your bait down deep, or you can try using a spinnerbait or crankbait that will dive down below the surface of the water.

Whatever method you choose, be sure to use enough weight so that your bait reaches the bottom and stays there.

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 3 weeks ago
There are a few ways to fish the bottom of a river. Some people use jigs, which are lures that have a lead head and a soft body. You can also use weighted hooks with live bait or artificial bait.

Another technique is to use a Carolina rig, which is a type of fishing rig that consists of a sinker, the main line, and an offset hook.

The main line is tied to the eye of the sinker, and the hook is attached to the end of the main line. The offset hook hangs down from the lead weight, and it’s used to catch fish that like to stay close to the bottom of the river.

Carlos answered 3 weeks ago
It depends on the type of river bottom. In a swift-flowing stream with a rocky bottom, you would use a weighted jigging spoon or spinner to bounce along the bottom.

If the stream has a softer bottom, you would use a weighted lead head and soft plastic bass lure to crawl over the mud and sand.

Bernard answered 3 weeks ago
There are a few different ways to fish the bottom of a river. One way is to use a weighted jig head with a soft plastic bait attached. This type of rig is especially good for fishing in deep water or around rocks and other structures.

Another method is to use a weighted live bait rig with either a worm or a minnow as the bait. The weight of the sinker will depend on how deep you want to fish and how fast the current is flowing.

A third option is to use a heavy jigging spoon like the Kastmaster or Johnson Silver Minnow. This type of lure can be used in both deep and shallow water, and it’s especially effective when fishing for walleye or trout.

Wilson answered 3 weeks ago
To fish the bottom of a river, you need to use a heavy weight and some type of bait. First, tie on a weight that is heavy enough to sink your line to the bottom of the river.

Next, attach some type of bait (e.g., worms, salmon eggs, etc.) to the end of your line. Finally, cast your line into the river and wait for a fish to bite. Good luck!

David answered 3 weeks ago
The best way to fish the bottom of a river is by using a weighted jig head. This is a type of fishing lure that has a heavy lead or steel head and a soft body. When you cast the lure into the water, it will sink to the bottom of the river, where you can then start to reel it in.

There are also other methods for fishing the bottom of a river, such as using weighted swimbaits or trolling with deep-diving crankbaits. However, jig heads are generally considered to be one of the most effective techniques for this type of fishing.