Jump to content
Brett Strohl

Can You Catch Burbot By Drop Shotting Soft Plastics?

Recommended Posts

I'm just curious.  I fish a lake sometimes that I know has burbot and I'd love to catch one, but I'm trying to think of a way to fish for them on a second pole so I don't have to worry that I'm wasting my time all day ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whenever I see or hear of guys targeting Burbot, they are fishing dead baits on bottom. Also, I hear that night time is the best time to get them, as they become more active

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is an interesting read  about them. It seems to indicate that they eat a variety of  food so a drop shot might be possible. Good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome thanks so much!

 

Now that I've been doing some research I'm not 100% sure if what I saw was a burbot or a bowfin, but it is in a 70ft lake so I'm sure it could have been either.  The pictures of Bowfin seem to have small scales, but the fish I saw had very large scales that made it look almost prehistoric.  Well hopefully I'll catch one next time and I can figure it out ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Burbot have skin with no scales and are pretty much only in deep cold lakes and rivers in the northern 3rd of the US and in most of Canada, so I dont think that you saw was a Burbot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    bass fish

    fishing

    fishing poles

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×