Bottom Fishing Videos
When you start your day bottom fishing, you can never be for sure what may be waiting for your bait down below. It could be red snapper or it could be grouper or some other species. The one thing to do is drop baits and see what eats. The fish you reel up will tell you a lot about what's around. Snapper tend to hang with other snapper and grouper tend to hang with other grouper. Now, it is certainly possible to catch both on the same spot, but you have a good chance of catching multiples of a species once the bite starts. The tactics for bottom fishing red snapper closely parallel those for grouper. If you want to know more about setting up drifts and drift management, check out our Bottom Fishing Grouper video. We go into much greater detail in that fishing video. The processes are the same for both fish. Structure is the common denominator when bottom fishing for either red snapper or grouper. Once you find good hard bottom, rest assured that these two species will be close by. If you are using your bottom machine to mark hard bottom, don't worry if you find it and there are no fish marking. They are there. The best thing to do is drop baits and see if you get bitten. More than likely you will. This In The Spread Bottom Fishing for Red Snapper video gives you a quick run down of rigs, baits, fishing tactics, drag management and fish preservation.
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Bottom fishing for grouper is all about being over the right type of sea floor structure. Off the west coast of Florida lie some of the most productive bottom fishing grounds in the Gulf of Mexico. For the fishing we cover in this In The Spread fishing video, we will be in 150-200 feet of water. We will be dropping from our boat as we use the current to drift across targeted structure. This structure is made up of a combination of natural reefs and wrecks. The reef consist of a series of both high and low relief limestone ledges and pinnacles. Kevin Adney, our featured instructor for this video, has fine tuned his bottom fishing program over many years. He has a very simple approach to bottom fishing for grouper and snapper. The most technical part of this type of fishing is drift management. Kevin will share his knowledge and experience on all aspects of his style of fishing, so you can go out and have the same level of success as he enjoys. The beauty of bottom fishing is that you never know for sure what may take your bait. You could very well hook Vermillion Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Red Grouper, Amberjack, Kingfish, Cobia or sharks. While we set out to target red snapper, we quickly found ourselves on a really good grouper bite. Once you have a clear understanding of what's biting, you can then dial in your offerings. So, this video primarily covers bottom fishing for grouper.
Total time: 1:14:21Views: 1067
Bottom fishing or deep dropping is not difficult. It just requires a little specific knowledge about sending baits down to fish on the ocean floor. Golden tilefish are one of the more desirable species, given the quality of their meat. This In The Spread fishing video is going to show you how to catch tilefish in the waters off south Florida. You will learn how to locate ideal bottom mud in 600-800 feet of water where tilefish live. We will show you the baits that work, how to rig baits, how to make bottom fishing rigs and how to drift baits. You will also learn about recognizing bites and how to trigger additional bites. Learn this simple yet lethal method for bottom fishing. Go with knowledge and fish smarter.
Total time: 24:46Views: 4546