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Which do you prefer? Early in the morning, or early in the evening?

Those of you who prefer pitch black night... just stay out of it. :D

I prefer dawn. I try fishing around dusk but never have much luck.

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Which do you prefer? Early in the morning, or early in the evening?

Those of you who prefer pitch black night... just stay out of it. :D

I prefer dawn. I try fishing around dusk but never have much luck.

it depends on time of year, dawn is cooler and dusk in warmer, and during the fall the fish like warmer.

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Being an early riser would have to say dawn, but as I look through my fishing logs most of my biggest bass have come from 11am -2pm, go figure.

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I like launching in the late afternoon.  I used to love to get started at dawn back in NY but in Florida I feel pressured knowing that the day is going to get hotter and hotter as the clock ticks towards the afternoon.

By launching after 3pm or so, I know that it may be hot NOW, but it will get cooler.

It's all very psychological  

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I have caught the majority of the bass I have, in the evening, this time of year.  In the summer, I catch more bass in the early morn.

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I just don't have the constitution anymore to spend an entire day on the water.

I love fishing an hour or 2 just before dawn. Starting at around 4am.  I'll usually fish up until 8-9am.  Then it's back to the cabin for breakfast and shuteye.

Back out after a couple hour nap for the midday bite.

Fish from around Noon till 2-3pm.

Go into town after that, lay around, maybe catch a lite lunch, nap again, prep steaks for the evening grill

Then go back out around 6pm till around 9 or 10.  Late evening dinner, an hour or two of drinking and BS followed by sleep.  Then start it all over again the next day.

This is what I imagine Heaven is going to be like, I just won't get tired.  ;D

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I am very much a morning person.  But, seem to have the most luck in the evening.  Have went some mornings and haven't gotten so much as a nibble.  Go back in the evening, with the same lure still on the pole, and pull them in.  This is on a small 3 acre pond.

Eddie

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Heck, I've done both dawn and dusk on the same day. Started at 5:30 am (sunrise at the time) and didn't stop until 8:30-9ish. Boy...was I hungry after that. The fishing stunk the majority of the time, but it was nice just to get out for that long. As for which I prefer, I will fish either, but I tend to do so more in the wee hours of the day.

Boy Cart...some steaks sound perty good...with a few eggs...biscuits and gravy...dash of hot sauce for the eggs...a little A1.

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I love going fishing at dawn. It's wonderful and there are no pleasure boaters to deal with. My wife likes it too, she sleeps while I get my fishin' fix in. ;D

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I just don't have the constitution anymore to spend an entire day on the water.

I love fishing an hour or 2 just before dawn. Starting at around 4am.  I'll usually fish up until 8-9am.  Then it's back to the cabin for breakfast and shuteye.

Back out after a couple hour nap for the midday bite.

Fish from around Noon till 2-3pm.

Go into town after that, lay around, maybe catch a lite lunch, nap again, prep steaks for the evening grill

Then go back out around 6pm till around 9 or 10.  Late evening dinner, an hour or two of drinking and BS followed by sleep.  Then start it all over again the next day.

This is what I imagine Heaven is going to be like, I just won't get tired.  ;D

This is like poetry to my ears, Cart7.  

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I love getting up early and driving to a lake, before all the traffic starts. However, I just don't seem to have much luck fishing at dawn. I do a lot better the last 3 or 4 hours of daylight. So I pretty much stick to fishing at dusk.

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Dusk because that means it will be pitch black soon!  ;)

Seriously, it doesn't matter very much to me. I enjoy being out there at 6am, noon, 6pm, or midnight. As long as I'm out there it's all good.

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Ill take both choices if i could but since you asked either one ill go with dusk haha, theres nothing like night fishing, and i seem to personally catch much bigger bass as night, its cool and amazing on lakes up in the northeast at night with the loons calling one another, no jet ski's and plent of big bass to go around, one drawback is those freaking mosquitos i cannot stand them, but my dad always said when the mosquitos are out the bass bite, and to this day i think thats his best statement lol, whether he made that up himself or got that somewhere man is that accurate

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I prefer early morning except from pre-spawing season. The water is getting warmer in the afternoon and this can make the diference especially for bank fishermen.

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I've done better at dusk. But I like either one. When I am fishing in pitch black I look forward to dawn. I usually do well right before most anglers arrive at the lake, like when it is just turning red in the eastern sky.

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I have never noticed any difference in terms of low light production, dawn and dusk seem about the same to me.  I suppose, being an earlybird, I'm more focused in the morning. By dusk I'm usually hungry and in the mood for some whiskey. As others have stated and I have pointed out in other threads, midday is the most productive time for big bass.

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Usually dawn, but it also depends on the lake I am going to be fishing at.

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Fish are more active during low light conditions and come up into shallow water to feed. Since most fishermen fish relatively shallow water, this is a time when bass are much easier and more likely to be caught. By contrast, SOME big bass feed deep or simply suspend in deep cover or on structure most of the time. This is where "they live". Fishing deeper water during the middle of the day is the key.

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I catch bass at dawn and dusk.I prefer dawn because the water has had all night to cool down.Also I just like getting up early and on the water.99.9 % of the time I have the lake to myself.

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