Saltwater Bottom Bouncing fishing

Bottom Bouncing is an effective saltwater fishing technique for coastal waters, beach fishing or reef fishing in the Northern Territory seas and tidal zones.

At places such as Dundee Beach, this can bring in some great catches, particularly when Jewfish are biting on the change of Tides.

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Look for reefs in around 20-40 feet of water, using a variety of baits. One which is often successful is a squid/pilchard combo rigged on a chemically sharpened 8/0 - 9/0 hook with the lightest sinker needed to hold the rig on the bottom.

Jewfish Dundee Generally the best times to fish these reefs is at either end of the day - the "lower light period" and on the change of the tide for approximately 1- 2 hours before or after the slack water.

In these conditions Jewfish are not the only catch to expect - Golden Snapper, Grunter, Queenfish and of course the ever present catfish and sharks are all likely to take the bait.

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