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I've always been told that the bass are 10 feet and below at night. But my friend says u can tear them up on brushpiles about 20 feet deep at night, is this true or do those fish move shallow also? Also it is really hard to fish shallow on this lake because the moss is so thick the wall comes up to the surface and its about 10-30 foot wide off the banks. but u can fish it still

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MY neighbor told me yesterday if you find a dock with lights on it at night that you can catch bass all night with a minnow. I BTW have never bass fished at night only fished for some cats.

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I would think a lot would depend on water temp.  I know this time of the year around here you would could find them in both places.   If I knew where there were some brushpiles I would definetly give them a try but they will move into the shallows to feed.

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fish are shallow at night in the summer.  it has cooled off so they move in to fedd

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Some bass move shallow and some stay deep at night.  At my local lake, we catch fish at night right off the shoreline and on deep structure in 20'+ of water.  The better fish come off the deep structure 90% of the time, but for better numbers of fish, the shallow water is better.

My best areas at night are flats or points with 3'-6' of water on them next to a channel or drop off.  Fish - as well as us fisherman - can easily move from deep to shallow or shallow to deep.

Brad

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I agree with Brad.  In our lake , we start the night off fishing all humps that have 4-6'  of water on them.   The deeper the nearby water, they better these places hold fish. Our lake offers lots of these so we are lucky.  Also,.If a small grass island or island has a "tongue" coming off one side, those are also awesome spots.

 Once in a while however, a biggin' can be picked up cruising the banks and weed edges in shallower water.

  Fun stuff!

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thats what i figured but on these sunken islands/humps that this lake has the moss is so thick u cant hardly fish it it will usually be 1 - 6" from the surface and its a pain to fish.

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I will rotate between points and brushpiles during my night fishing trips.Most times I will fish brushpiles in 10-25' of water until the shad come up,then I head to the main lake points where the shad are right against the bank floppin around.Then after the shad go back down,I move back to the brushpiles.Usually I am fishing the brushpiles with a carolina rig or tx worm,sometimes a crankbait (depending on brush depth).When I'm fishing the banks while the shad are up,I'm usually throwing a Thunderstick,a shallow crankbait or a worm.

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Five bass has fished much like so many good night anglers do. In summers' heat I think most bigger bass are caught out of brush piles in 10 -25 feet at least in the clearer Ozark impoundments.  Yes, the lit docks can be a pattern unto themselves.  I really don't think there is a dependable shallow water migration from the depths. We have plenty of statistics on night tournaments with 50 plus boats in them, and without fail, in July and August, fish come from the deeper brush piles with a 10 inch worm or other plastic.

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What color crankbaits do you use at night fivebass?

When fishing at night,I dont think color matters as much as sound and vibration.Thats what you need to concentrate your thoughts on when choosing a crankbait to throw in the dark. ;)

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I dont like alot of lights going on the boat other then running lights because my eyes adjust the the dark and i can see better. On the other hand i like fishing around lights

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