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Rule no. 2
Danish inshore fishing
By Martin Joergensen
Second rule is even more simple
(too simple, actually):
The bottom is like the beach
This is not always true, but generally the beach can be used to judge the bottom below the surface.
Makes sense, doesn't it?
Of course judging the bottom is best done at extreme low water. That means take a walk along the beach when the tide is low, and mark the good spots on your mental map. Use small landmarks like trees, signs, characteristic rocks etc. to recognize these spots.
Look at the surface
These rules vary endlessly and the exceptions are countless, but as rules of thumb they do well:
So... if you want to fish over sandy bottom find a sandy beach and if you want to fish deep water find a place with a steep cliff or hill behind you. Good as a starting point, but not always 100% true.
OK. So far so good. What about fish? Where are the fish?