Drift fishing, also called bottom bouncing, has become a very popular fishing technique. This sort of fishing rquires some special skills and these tips explain what steps to take to make sure that your first bottom bouncing experience is enjoyable and likely to catch fish.
1. Check out the fishing gear you own to see if is appropriate for use in saltwater.
2. Pack at least a seven or eight foot rod that has a strong semi-stiff tip.
3. Set up your reel, graphite preferably, with at least 300 yards of mainline.
4. Hire a reputable charter company or bring your own large boat to the lake or ocean of your choice.
1. Leave your anchor up, or drop your drift anchor, if you have your own boat.
2. Set up your reel with a appropriate lure or bait. Be sure to weigh down your line with sinkers that drop to the desired depth. You can purchase fancy Bobbers and Bouncing Betty's if you like, but as a time filler, venture out and make your own.
3. Fasten your reel to a holder or tie it down to the boat securely. This will keep you and your reel in the boat if you lose your balance during the fight.
4. Wait patiently and relax, but be prepared for the next big fish to be on your line!
5. Be ready to net your catch and receive your praise.