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Already seeing folks mentioning night fishing on the forums; has me all excited! I think I enjoy bass fishing at night more than anything else. I usually have the lakes to myself and the sound of wolves, coyotes, and other critters at night, puts me in my zone.

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It's a different world for sure.

While all types of bass fishing are a blast, Night Ops are very close to the top of my list.

Not saying it's 'easy fishing', because on a black night, it is most certainly not.  But the bite, hookset, fish fight and eventual landing, is an experience totally unlike daylight Bassing.

#seriouslyaddicting

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A-Jay

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What happens when someone shines a Brinkmann Q beam with night vision goggles?

Cool looking setup!

Tom

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I'm excited about night yak fishing, too.  Maybe as soon as tomorrow.   Certain experiences take on whole other dimensions when on the water in a kayak hours after sunset....like running hard up onto a barely submerged stump....or having a carp slam the bottom of your boat....or bats flying into your line.....wanna see me come right up out of my seat? ...beaver slap at 3 yards....certain heart attack right there...backlash?  May as well just put that rod away....love night fishing, but it sure is a whole lot more 'interesting'

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What size lakes are you guys fishing at night in your kayaks? And do you use any kind of lights at all while fishing. I’d like to try this. 

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I fish Potomac tributaries and small to large (low current) rivers, ponds and reservoirs.

I have a Yakattack VisiPole flag-light and I wear a headlamp that only comes on when necessary. 

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got a little over 30 days and the heat and humidity will be brutal in my neck of the woods ... heat index over a 100 degrees will be common ... night fishing is poplar here .. big worms t rigged are just one tactic used ...

 

good fishing ...

 

https://www.bassresource.com/fishing/night_lunkers.html

 

 

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I'm going to try it this year by god! Already tried once and there was lightning all night so I slept. The sleep part is going to be the hardest, midnight is usually the latest I can hold my eyes open 

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There are several night fishing threads available with detailed information on this site, search "night fishing".

Tom

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We've already been pulling all nighters running bush hooks for flatheads. Nothing like building a good fire on a sandbar, checking lines every 2 hrs, and catching channel cats off the sandbars. 

 

Rarely do I Bass fish at night, but I sure do night fish. Working swing shift kinda gets you in shape for it. 

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11 hours ago, Harold Scoggins said:

the sound of wolves, coyotes, and other critters at night, puts me in my zone.

 

Don't fear the night, fear what hunts at night  😉

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I love night fishing and haven't got to do much of it with having a couple little ones at home and working nights. Only being home 2 nights a week, I feel bad asking to be gone one of those nights to be fishing too. Now that they're a little older and pretty reliable about sleeping through the night, I might be able to get back into it a little bit. 

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You can't turn back the clock, family 1st you have a lifetime to fish. Some of the best memories I cherish are night father and son tournaments.

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My favorite is usually having the whole place to yourself, bout 2am, clear skies, half-lit moon. 

 

I enjoy hog hunting with dogs as well, and those still cool nights are the best.  

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Bank fishing sunset to sunrise is my favorite when it's available.

 

This can be fun for one or a small group.   I usually get to the spot about an hour before sunset.   Most people are slowly packing up the gear and starting to leave.   I get my gear and start fishing.   Gradually the others start packing up at or just after sunset.   There may be a few people that stay behind.   But the excessive noise of loud boats, noisy fisherman (adults & kids) are gone for the most part.  All that remains is you (your gear), water, fish, and other nature.

 

Depending on the locations I may use car light, head lamp, lanterns, night bobber, water lamp.  Just what is necessary for a nice safe night of fishing.   The only noises that I hear are the bzzzzz of my reel, waves, owls, crickets, fish jumping after I set my hook.    As for the night hunters, it's mostly a few bats buzzing around.  They're just hunting for food (bugs, mice).  Other than that no real threat as long as you use common sense.

 

I haven't gone night fishing in a boat or kayak.  But I would make similar precautions, and go with at least one other person.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mid-summer night, deep water structure, full moon on the horizon, gentle southern breeze, Hoot Owl in the distance, that solid thump on a jig!

 

 

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Many many years ago, my club would have an annual night tournament that ran from 7:00PM Friday night to 7:00AM Saturday morning.  Work all day, fish all night, followed by a one hour drive home....  For young men only.

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I love night fishin! Such a different world after dark! I get more quality fish after dark! 

But it’s different some places are better after dark some places are better during the day!

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Night fishing!!! We love it. Generally not too hot or too cold and tournaments are short and cheaper. Great way to spend a night with your child or anyone really. And the tap tap taparoo becomes so much more intense after the sun sets 😁😁😁😁

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I go completely nocturnal in the summer to beat the heat and wake boats (3' waves). It's about time to make the switch.

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3 hours ago, GreenPig said:

I go completely nocturnal in the summer to beat the heat and wake boats (3' waves). It's about time to make the switch.

I don’t think my boss will allow me to sleep all day haha

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17 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

I don’t think my boss will allow me to sleep all day haha

Talk sweet to her and buy flowers and she might. HaHa

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1 minute ago, GreenPig said:

Talk sweet to her and buy flowers and she might. HaHa

Hahahaha! That got me pretty good, I laughed out loud when I read that one. 

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I've night fished for tears too. It is a totally different world. One night , bank fishing around midnight, casting a spinnerbait, I shined my headlamp down the bank and saw a deer about 15 ft away, looking at me. She jumped off into the darkness. I like big worms, spinnerbaits, and buzzbaits the best. Also , used to hang a Coleman lantern over the side of the boat, and fish for crappie too. Bugs land on the water, and attracts shad and minnows which attract panfish and gamefish too.

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22 hours ago, Catt said:

 

Don't fear the night, fear what hunts at night  😉

I own the night.

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