Bottom fishing is very popular for smallmouth bass, however, most anglers don’t think of it as bottom fishing because that phrase is used more with saltwater fishing. Smallmouth bass thrive in lakes with rocky bottoms and they feed on crayfish that live around the rocks, so you can always find some smallmouth bass relating to the bottom.
Imitate a Crayfish
So simple, yet so effective.
Shaky Head Jigs are Best for Soft Plastics
Get rid of the Texas rig. I know you anglers love to use them, but the shaky head jig is way better for presenting your baits along the bottom. It’s not even debatable. You will catch more bass with a shaky head jig and soft plastic over the Texas rig or Florida rig when fishing along the bottom.
Drop Shot Rig is Awesome Too
It’s tough to beat a drop shot rig when fishing along the bottom. You can present your bait different than any other type of presentation when fishing along the bottom. It’s so effective.