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Night fishing can be an absolute blast!! I used to do it allot when I worked second shift. A black spinner bait with a single deep cut colorado will get you bit!

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[move]THE DARK SIDE[/move]

I LOVE it!!

We fish at night as much if not more than we do during sunrise hours.

We use anything and everything you would use during the day.

Jigs

Senkos

TOPWATERS!!--kEEP 'EM BIG AND LOUD

jerks

cranks

Did I mention JIGS?

Rule of thumb for color. Hold it up towards the night sky and see how visible the sillouette is.

Perform a search for "the dark side" or "night fishing" and you'll get lots of great past posts, like this one

NIGHT FISHING THREAD

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I love night fishing. It helps to know the area well in daylight, so you don't get hung up in lilypads, etc.   topwaters that have props or other noisemakers are great. My favorite night lure is a jitterbug, the bigger the better.....the one thing I've found is I can't use a baitcaster at night...too many backlashes.....I've only been using them in general for the last two seasons, and I haven't mastered them when I can't see the bait as it is about to enter the water so that I can "thumb" the reel correctly.

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I love night fishing.Used to do it a lot ,but now only occaisionally.I always caught more bass on a dark (black,purple) colored T-rigged worm.

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I LOVE nightfishing in the summer round here. I use mostly black buzzbaits and black spinnerbaits with huge colorado blades. But the ultimate nightbait is a big black arbogast jitterbug. This bait is old as dirt and still catching monsters for me ;)  

http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=1694&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults

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Big 'uns eat at night!  I go to Lake Barkley once a year just to night fish for 3 or 4 nights.  We usually get sore arms throwing Tx rigged worms (10 - 12"), salt craws, and creature baits.  Also definitely throw the dark "thumper" spinnerbaits with rattles if possible.  Last but not least, try a red spot or trap.... they are deadly!!

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Well have to try fishing at night once it warms up. We have a cold front coming in. Well not cold for some of you but cold for Florida. Suppose to drop to high 30's low 40's tonight. So, I'll give it a try once it warms up.

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Try the midnight version of spinnerbait tha most companies carry

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I'm not a big fan of night fishing.  Yes, the big ones feed at night, but the bite is generally slow.   There is no wind at night where I fish, so I miss the breezes, also the birds are great company. Where I fish there are alot of herons, ibis', egrets, anhinga's, and other birds large and small that I just love to observe. I have a 119 birds on my life list and I 'm still adding to it.

I also like being able to see where  I'm casting to.  

That being said, I do fish at night from time to time, but I'll take a cool breezy overcast day over night fishing any day.

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There's still birds at night!  Well, if you count bats.  Nothing like a bat hitting your line or hat at about two in the morning.  WAKE UP!

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I used to spend a couple of weeks on Bull Shoals every spring and spent as much time night fishing as fishing during the day or more. I love the excitement of catching a good fish at night. Hook a 3-4 lb, fish at night and you think you've got one for the wall. :) It is a great time. I still get out every chance I get, but not as often as I would like.

There are many articles and threads about night fishing to check out on the site. Last time it came up someone said it was just like fishing during the day, only darker. Great line and pretty much true.

One or two words of advice: Scout out the areas that you are going to fish during daylight so you have a good feel for the spots you are fishing (things look very different after dark), and keep every thing stowed away that you are not using. This is not the time to have a bunch of different rigs and tackle out. I have learned this lesson the hard way.

Now T-rig your biggest dark colored worm or tie on a big jig and pig, and go for it. ;)

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I love night fishing!!!! I don't get to go as often as I would like since most of the lakes close to me (here in MD) don't allow boats on the water past 1 hour after offical sunset.  :'(   I usually have to go to PA for night trips now. I've done well in the past with Jitterbugs and buzzbaits mostly. I've experimented with black CB's and spinnerbaits before with little luck. I've heard the plastics work well.

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Basser- real estate in RI is somewhat reasonable.  ;)

Are there any other states that don't let you fish at night?  Our public parks close 1 hr after sunset but all the other bodies of water are free game,...thank god

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Sometimes I forget how good I have it.  Here in Indiana I can fish 24/7 every day of the year :)  Reading all of your posts makes me realize how over-regulated some of you are.

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LBH, that would be a long drive to work! LOL!    ;D

It's kinda sad, most of the lakes around here are in a park. The one lake I go to in PA is about half way between my Dad and I (about an hour for both of us) so I meet up with him a couple times a year and go there. I fished a night tournament two years ago on a different lake here in MD and the drive there was about two hours. Luckily, my fishing partner drove with me that time (normally, we have to meet up at the lake) so the drive home wasn't too rough! I know I can go out on the Potomac at night, but with the water levels we've been experiencing here during the summer, its NOT safe so I won't do that!

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80% of my fishing is done at night right now. The bite seems to kick in after 3am though. I like to use cranks with LOUD rattles and I just got into jig'n'pigs. Jigs seem to be the hot ticket right now worked slow along weedlines & pads.

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roger- also aim for steep drops with a flat on one side and deep water on the other.  Fish the tranition and find the sweet spot then key on it.  

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I'm surprised to see so many fellows who love their night fishing, I used to be one of them.

I'm doing less-and-less night fishing lately, mostly because I miss seeing the environment.

I take far more pictures of wildlife and scenery than I take of people and fish.

One thing I do like about night fishing is hearing them jump in the dark.

Your imagination conjures this awesome jumbo that just melts away under the flashlight >:(

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Gorgeous!!

It draws me right in!

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