Channel Marker Fishing: Easy Way To Find Hungry Fish


When taking your boat out, you have dozens of potential spots to fish — it can get overwhelming!

But if you need an easy and obvious place to go find hungry fish, check the channel markers.

Watch the video below to see how to fish channel markers and learn to find the ones that hold fish.

Channel Marker Fishing [VIDEO]

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Here’s all you need to fish channel markers:

Just toss your lure to the marker, give it a few pops, and be ready to set the hook.

There’s often riprap at the base of these channel markers where predator fish are hiding to ambush baitfish and crustaceans.

In this video, I caught a grouper, but you can also catch:

  • tripletail
  • cobia
  • trout
  • sheepshead
  • and others

Now not all channel markers will hold fish, so target a couple of them, make note of which ones you catch fish at, and return to those.


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Rows of dozens of docks, hundreds of yards of mangrove shoreline, miles of meandering creeks…

It can be overwhelming to decide where to fish sometimes.

But one type of spot that can hold a variety of fun fish is channel markers.

Just toss out a Slam Shady on a jig head and hold on!

Have any questions about fishing channel markers?

Let me know down in the comments!

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Stephen Rothman
1 year ago

If you are fishing a channel marker with some decent tide, are you banging it against the marker, dropping it 3 feet up-tide from the marker or dropping it 6 -20 or a longer drift from from the marker and waiting as it swings down toward the marker.

In that situation, I’d probably be inclined to let the current carry it a little, then give a bump or a double bump to let the predators know it’s alive, then let if set before, then repeat. Disadvantage of that is each bump pull it further from the market. How would you fish in those circumstances?

Do you have any opinion of channel markers on a creek (moderate water movement) as opposed to a larger water body. Same tactics and results, or they are less likely to hold fish because the creek water movement is slower.

Rick Mayo
1 year ago

Hey, Luke. Are you bouncing off the bottom?

Ron Turner
1 year ago

Thanks for that tip. I have always just passed by the markers and never gave them a thought.

Louis Gore
1 year ago

Luke ya made me lol for real 😂 we’re just really low on gas right now 😂 it happens

Lloyd Phillips
1 year ago

Thanks guys, I very often try that. Did you put an anchor down there? I’m still waiting for a trolling motor on my new Skeeter.


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