How To Catch More Fish In The Storm Sewer This Summer

Oftentimes fishing is associated with scenic mountain streams, coastal marshes, big serene lakes, and other scenic waterways.

But did you know you can also catch fish in the opposite of all those places?

I’m talking about the sewer.

YouTube sensation The Fish Whisperer is one of the premier sewer fishermen in the world. He detailed his successful process in the below how-to video, and he broke it down into 5 easy steps.

  1. Find the right sewer – You want a storm sewer, not a sanitary sewer. Ideally located near a pond full of water.
  2. The fishing setup – He recommends 20-pound line and a size-6 circle hook.
  3. The bait – Hot dogs. Everybody knows hot dogs catch catfish. Just stick a little bit of that all beef frank on the hook.
  4. Hook the line up to a 3-ounce weight and connect it to the storm sewer near the spillway on the road and wait…
  5. Catch fish.

Easy peasy.

Professional angler Mike Iaconelli has also been known to do a little sewer fishing too.

Mike’s career tournament winnings with B.A.S.S. have eclipsed $2 million.

He holds the major accomplishments include the longest active streak of Bassmaster Classic qualifications with 17 consecutive appearances. He also won the 2003 Bassmaster Classic Championship, the Super Bowl of professional bass fishing.

Iaconelli is the only angler to have won the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Angler of the Year and B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.

Despite all those fishing accolades, he also once took to the streets of downtown Philly to try his hand at catching some sewer fish, and the reactions from the onlookers make for some quality content.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock