How To Read The Flats (Light Vs Dark Color Bottom)
What is the type of bottom that you are fishing in your area?
Are you fishing over sand flats, mud flats, or grass flats?
And what color is it?
These factors will play a huge role in how you approach an area, where to cast, and whether the fish will be cruising or waiting to ambush.
Check out the video below!
Fishing Light Vs Dark Color Bottom [VIDEO]
Fish are going to behave differently depending on the environment you’re fishing in.
If you’re drifting on a flat, cover a lot of water and always be scanning in between grass patches.
Don’t discredit these open, clear sand flats just because there’s not much structure.
Although fish are not going to be waiting to ambush, they will be on the move looking for an easy meal.
If you do come upon a darker bottom and maybe some structure, fish will be holding around that structure.
The combination of the color change on the flat and structure makes for a great environment for predators to camouflage and wait for prey.
As the baitfish moves off of the darker bottom, predator fish will be ready to strike.
Depending on the type of bottom you’re fishing, you’ll want to approach it differently to maximize your chances of catching fish.
And the light bottom areas versus the dark bottom areas will help you know whether fish will be cruising or waiting to ambush.
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