Bottom Fishing

Bottom Fishing




Less than 3 months to go for out trip! When bottom fishing - using fish finder set-up and head-half of pinfish as bait - whether on pier/surf or bridge and hoping for drum Any special type hook best ? Any preferred place to put hook in bait ?


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RE: Bottom Fishing




Most common bait folks use in the surf is cut mullet or bunker. You can cut strips from the fish or use the whole head of the fish on the hook. Personally, I use Gamakatsu (sp) hooks- maybe 6/0 or 8/0 depending on the size of fish I want to catch.


RE: Bottom Fishing




I guess you all are looking for big stuff mainly big drum sharks or big blues which are hit or miss and then even a 10 lb bluefish would big. 6/0 or 8/0 hook size will be quite big for Puppy Drum or Trout. Use something more like 3/0 Circle and include Trout, Flounder or Black Drum in your catch. Anything else you should eliminate the "0" in your size. Spot, Croaker, Sea Mullet, Blowtoads use a #4 or 6. Killer Hooks!