Fishing QuestionsCategory: Bottom Fishing FAQHow far off the bottom should you fish?
Louis Richmond asked 3 months ago

6 Answers
Bernard answered 2 months ago
It depends on the type of fishing you are doing. If you are fishing for trout, then you will want to fish close to the bottom. However, if you are fishing for bass, then you will want to fish in the middle of the water column.

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 2 months ago
The depth at which you should fish depends on the species of fish you are targeting, the time of year, and the water conditions. In general, you want to fish for bass near the bottom, but trout can be caught anywhere in the water column.

David answered 2 months ago
How far off the bottom you should fish depends on what type of fishing you are doing. If you are fishing for trout, for example, you will want to fish near the bottom because that is where the trout live. However, if you are fishing for bass, you will want to fish closer to the surface because that is where the bass live.

In general, if you are using lures, you will want to fish deeper as you move further away from the shore. This is because as your lure gets deeper, it will start to wobble more and look more like a baitfish. If you are using bait (live or dead), however, you will usually want to keep your bait close to the surface so that the fish can see it.

Wilson answered 2 months ago
You should fish as far off the bottom as possible without getting your line caught on the bottom. If you are fishing in a river or stream, you should use a weighted fly or bait to get your line down to the desired depth. If you are fishing in a lake, you can use a sinking lure or bait to get your line down to the desired depth.

Martin Staff answered 2 months ago
It depends on what you’re fishing for. If you’re fishing for catfish, you should fish near the bottom. If you’re fishing for trout, you should fish near the surface of the water.

Carlos answered 2 months ago
It depends on what you’re fishing for. If you’re targeting larger fish, you’ll want to cast your line further off the bottom. If you’re targeting smaller fish, you’ll want to stay closer to the bottom. Always be sure to adjust your bait or lure according to how deep you’re casting.