- to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom.
Origin of bottom-fish
First recorded in 1840–50
- the activities of a bottom feeder.
Also called bot·tom-fish·ing [bot-uh m-fish-ing] /ˈbɒt əmˌfɪʃ ɪŋ/.
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