Is it good to fish under bridges?
The water flow is constant, the currents can rip and the water quality surrounding bridges is always changing. Those conditions make for a constantly renewed fishery. Whether fishing from the top of a bridge or underneath one, fishing can be productive—you just have to carry the right tackle for the job.
Why do fish go under bridges?
“Bridges are really good areas to fish when bass are migrating because they bottleneck down,” he notes. “And usually the areas of bridges where the riprap comes to a point and it bottlenecks down, is your best spot to catch fish.
What tide is best for bridge fishing?
Most anglers prefer to fish the bridges or the passes during the low tide. During the low tide, moving water will still offer some good fishing around the passes and bridges. These areas usually have plenty of deeper water, so the snook aren’t forced out of these spots during the low tides.
How do you rig a bridge for fishing?
Rig It Right The simplest and most universal technique is to fish live or fresh-dead bait on the bottom, using a sliding sinker or Carolina rig. “My bait of choice is a croaker, and then pinfish, finger mullet, and live or dead shrimp,” said Blake. “The weight of the egg sinker depends on the current.
Do catfish go under bridges?
He said catfish have no problem suspending up in the water column and will hang from right under the surface all the way down to 30 or 40 feet. A bridge or a big tree lamb that hangs out over the water also offers shade for catfish, so there’s little reason for them to move somewhere else.”
Is it better to fish the incoming tide or outgoing?
An incoming tide, or rising tide, is considered one of the best fishing tide times. Water that enters an estuary area from the ocean can have a lower temperature, contain more oxygen, and have better clarity than the water that exists in the estuary during low tide or slack water periods.
What makes a bridge a good fishing spot?
Bridges are some diverse pieces of structure. They go over deep water, offer vertical cover and shade, can have other rubble from previous bridges nearby, and they restrict water flow which creates current. All these factors make them dynamite fishing spots.
How to approach and thoroughly fish a bridge?
Here’s a primer on how to approach and thoroughly fish a bridge. Approach the bridge from downstream. On 90 percent of bridges, there will be an upstream and downstream side. To maximize your catch, you always want to approach a bridge from the downstream side, working into the current.
How do you fish a bridge with pilings?
Check the pilings and underneath. After fishing the bank up to the bridge, ease over to the first set of pilings or supports and pay attention to your locator. Look for balls of bait and individual fish around the pilings, then drop on them with a vertical presentation like a drop shot, shakey head, or underspin.
How do you fish a bridge in the shade?
Fish the shade. Once you work up to the bridge, make sure to focus on the banks that are shaded by the bridge platform. Fish use shade as cover, and on sunny days they will congregate in the shadiest portions of the bridge. Slow down and thoroughly comb individual shady rocks with a worm, jig, or creature bait.