Fishing QuestionsCategory: Bottom Fishing FAQHow do you know when a lure hits the bottom?
Jeffery Tillotson asked 3 months ago
How do you know if you hit the bottom of fishing?

6 Answers
Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 2 months ago
There are a few ways to know when a lure hits the bottom. One way is to use a strike indicator, which is a small bobber-like device that you attach to your line. The strike indicator will rise up when the lure hits the bottom, signaling you to reel in your line.

Another way to tell if your lure has hit the bottom is by using a weight on your line. For example, you can use a sinker, which is a type of weight that slides down the line and rests on the bottom of the lake or river. When you cast your line out, you’ll be able to feel the sinker bouncing along the bottom. This will let you know that you need to reel in your line so you can recast.

Bernard answered 2 months ago
A lure hitting the bottom isn’t something that you can feel, but it is something that you can see. When a lure hits the bottom, it will start to bounce along the bottom instead of swimming through the water. This bouncing motion will cause the line to go slack and then tighten again as the lure moves forward. If you see this slack and tighten motion while you’re fishing, then you know that your lure has hit the bottom.

Wilson answered 2 months ago
There are a few ways to tell. One way is to watch the line; when the line goes slack, you know the lure has hit bottom.

Another way is to use a sinker, which will help you feel when the lure hits bottom.

Finally, some lures have a built-in depth finder that will tell you when the lure has reached its target depth.

Carlos answered 2 months ago
There are a few ways to tell when your lure has hit the bottom. One is to watch your line for any sudden movements, as this may indicate that the lure has bumped into something.

You can also try to feel for any changes in the resistance of your line, as this may be a sign that you’ve reached the bottom.

Finally, you can listen carefully for any sound that your lure makes when it comes into contact with the watery depths below. By using one or all of these methods, you’ll be able to fish more confidently and accurately.

Martin Staff answered 2 months ago
You don’t. A lure never really hits the bottom. When you cast a lure, it enters into a layer of water called the “subsurface layer.” This layer is typically only a few inches deep, and it’s what the lure interacts with as it moves through the water. The bottom of the lake is irrelevant to a fisherman because fish don’t live there. They live in the subsurface layer where all the good stuff is (food, cover, etc.).

David answered 2 months ago
There are a few ways to tell. One way is to use a strike indicator, which is a small bobber that floats on the surface of the water and signals when a fish has taken your bait.

Another way is to use a tight line, which means you keep your line taut and feel for any bumps or movement in the line. This will let you know when there’s a strike on the line.

Finally, you can also watch your rod for any sudden movements that might indicate a fish has taken your bait.