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Hey guys,

I've always wanted to go fishing for bass(or any fish) at night.

Is it worth it??

 

if so how deep would you fish, waht color lures/worms etc would you use??

 

thanks guys! :respect-059:

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Yes it's worth it. Especially during heat waves. When I go I use dark 10" ribbon tail worms, senkos, Rage Craws and jitterbugs. I fish the shoreline at night. A headlamp will make re-tying and unhooking a lot easier. But be warned, the instant your headlamp goes on, mosquitos by the millions will attack your face. I turn mine on ONLY when landing and unhooking a fish.

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Yes it's worth it. Especially during heat waves. When I go I use dark 10" ribbon tail worms, senkos, Rage Craws and jitterbugs. I fish the shoreline at night. A headlamp will make re-tying and unhooking a lot easier. But be warned, the instant your headlamp goes on, mosquitos by the millions will attack your face. I turn mine on ONLY when landing and unhooking a fish.

 

good info!!!

 

thanks!!

 

would 5'' senkos do?

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I have fished 3 tourney in the last 2 seasons that start at 4pm and end at midnight. The night portion is such a different world. All the lures mentioned are good, if you want a big girl go with a black single Colorado blade spinnerbait. Big blade, reel slow and wait for the thump!

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I won't fish at night without a thermacell.  Best outdoors invention in the past 10 years imo.

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good info!!!

 

thanks!!

 

would 5'' senkos do?

 

 

I use 5" and 6", and sometimes I'll go with a 7"er.

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TOPWATER! Bass around here jump like crazy at night feeding off the surface. You can get some crazy strikes!

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Hey guys,

I've always wanted to go fishing for bass(or any fish) at night.

Is it worth it??

if so how deep would you fish, waht color lures/worms etc would you use??

thanks guys! :respect-059:

Is it worth it? Yes, the experience alone is like no other I have found in the outdoors/fishing.

Fishing productivity wise though it can be hit or miss. I have been night fishing 7-8 nights this summer, on LG. There are good periods around sunset and sunrise and then it is slow. I did catch a huge LMB trolling a giant 9" plug at 2 AM. Aside from that it has been a lot of dink smallmouth and rock bass, but only between the hours of 11pm-3AM. In the few hours after sunset and before sunrise the water becomes like it is caffeinated and the bass go crazy. Staying from 6PM-6AM for those two period alone is worth it. But again the late night hours things seem to slow down significantly.

That 2AM LMB on the 9" plug, this is the only pic I could get.

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As for fishing tactics I've found the same things that work in the day-time to produce at night. I absolutely have not had success with topwater in the summer at night, again except dink fish. Jitterbugs, skitterpops, buzzbaits, nothing has worked on the surface at night for me except around those periods at dusk and dawn, but even then none of the fish were big. I have done best with loud rattling crankbaits and huge oversize plugs.

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tried it out friday night.

 

caught two bass and some catfish. buddy caught a few bass.

used a popper and 5'' GY in black.

 

Any other suggestions?? had fun doing it.

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I stay away from trebles at night. Dangerous enough unhooking a bass on trebles when you can see them well. Plus I've had too many baits that I couldn't see speeding back at me through the darkness after a premature hookset. Night fishing is prime time for the KISS method. I use a bladed jig, single colorado bladed spinnerbait, big worm, or a jig. Only other baits I might fish would be a buzzbait or swimbait. I like darker colors except when the moon is bright, then I go with white or other bright colors. I love night fishing and didn't get to do nearly enough of it this year but my biggest fish of the year so far was at night a few weeks ago.

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Night time is the right time for the big girls when it's hot though!

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I stay away from trebles at night. Dangerous enough unhooking a bass on trebles when you can see them well. Plus I've had too many baits that I couldn't see speeding back at me through the darkness after a premature hookset. Night fishing is prime time for the KISS method. I use a bladed jig, single colorado bladed spinnerbait, big worm, or a jig. Only other baits I might fish would be a buzzbait or swimbait. I like darker colors except when the moon is bright, then I go with white or other bright colors. I love night fishing and didn't get to do nearly enough of it this year but my biggest fish of the year so far was at night a few weeks ago.

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Night time is the right time for the big girls when it's hot though!

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nice!

more tips would be cool.

 

wouldnt mind catching a nice one lol.

 

thanks for the post

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nice!

more tips would be cool.

 

wouldnt mind catching a nice one lol.

 

thanks for the post

Areas that have deeper water near the bank are usually prime areas. Bass will hold in the deep water during the heat of the day, then hop up into the shallower water when it gets dark to feed. 

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Areas that have deeper water near the bank are usually prime areas. Bass will hold in the deep water during the heat of the day, then hop up into the shallower water when it gets dark to feed. 

appreciate the tips!

will def. keep it all in mind for the next trip!

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Bought a few black poppers, spinners, worms, lets hope I catch some nice ones.

hopefully sunday!

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Hard to beat a jitterbug after dark!

yes might pick one up actually. saw some old scool ones, with original boxes, looks awesome.

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I really needed to get out at night more this summer, 2 of my biggest bass I've caught this year were at night, all 2 times I've gone at night. Lake is notorious for it's big, thick fish. This one was no exception at around 19.5" and 5lb 1oz on a 1/2oz homemade black and blue football jig. 

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A buddy taught me a trick to beat the masquito problem. Spray your hat bill. IT works for me.

 

Not for me.  They still attack face and neck.  But my hat doesnt get bit.  I've found Repel Tick Repellent (also for the other typical nuisance bugs)  to work better than most of the other mosquito DEET sprays out there.  At least here in New England anyway. 

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Few tips for night fishing,

 

Have fewer rods on the deck

Bring a spare battery (saved me a couple times)

Fish the areas you can't fish during the daytime (beaches, launch ramps, etc.)

If you are fishing during a new moon or the moon is not in the sky fish around lights.

And of course watch your speed with the outboard

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going to go night fishin friday or saturday!

 

Looking for that mermaid.

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