Author: Bullbuster Team
Tips To Help You Choose Your Line For Bottom Fishing
We wrote this article as a guide to help you choose your fishing line for bottom fishing. In this article we are assuming that you are just getting into bottom fishing and need a guide to help you choose your fishing line to catch both grouper and snapper while bottom fishing.
What Braided Fishing Line Should I Use?
Braid is GREAT for bottom fishing because it has very little sretch, and it is vert thin for its strength, this lets your line cut through the water, lets you feel the bite, and lets you pack tons of line on your reel. If you are targeting large bottom fish such as grouper and amberjacks, or cubera snapper, you can fish anything from 80Lb -200Lb braid. The goal is to get the bottom fish off of the structure as fast as possible, and keep them off of the structure. If you are targeting large snappers such as red snapper or mutton snapper, you may want to use 30-50Lb braid. If you are fishing for smaller snapper such as mangroves or yellowtail snapper 20Lb braid is excellent.
What Monofilament Fishing Line Should I Use?
While braid is our first choice for bottom fishing 50-80Lb monofilament will work well for big groupers, cuberas, and amberjacks. If you are fishing for large snapper like muttons and red snapper you can land them with 20-30Lb monofilament. Smaller snappers like mangrove snapper and yellowtail can be landed on much lighter tackle like 12-20Lb monofilament.
What Monofilament Leader Material Should I Use?
It is good to have 20,30,40,50,80Lb,100Lb, and 130Lb mono leader material in your tackle bag.
What Fluorocarbon Leader Material Should I Use?
It is good to have 20,30,40,50,80Lb,100Lb, and 130Lb fluorocarbon leader in your tackle bag.
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