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I fish this pond pretty regular and know it well. I fished it for the first time at night and got skunked. I never fish for large mouths at night and didnt think it would be any different. I tried a good number of techniques and didnt even get a bite. Any one out there that has some insight on bassin at night give me some help. Baits, techniques, etc...

Fill me in please!

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I would try topwaters, such as a zara spook, jitterbug, buzzbait, and a frog. If nothing will hit these, then I usually will throw spinnerbaits, jigs, or crankbaits, but especialy spinnerbaits. One with a big colorado blade, black or blue, rattle, and at least 3/8 ounce, I prefer half or better ounce. Make sure it's got a trailer hook!  ;)

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I would try topwaters, such as a zara spook, jitterbug, buzzbait, and a frog. If nothing will hit these, then I usually will throw spinnerbaits, jigs, or crankbaits, but especialy spinnerbaits. One with a big colorado blade, black or blue, rattle, and at least 3/8 ounce, I prefer half or better ounce. Make sure it's got a trailer hook! ;)

Right on!

Smallie can be caught at night too! See my avatar for an example.

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Jitterbug: 5/8 ounce Black  also the jointed model

Jittersticks  in black

Jitterwalks and Spitting Images...larger ones

Large Black single Colorodo Blade Spinner baits

I throw em over some deep weed beds, better fish , i work away from the shore at night now

Jigs with black trailer

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5 inch Black lluring Trick Sticks wacky or t rigged weightless

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I only fish at night w/3 spinning rods all with power pro 8lb diam.

Rod #1: 4/0 gammy, 1/16 bullet & either a red & blk palm tree or a junebug palm tree. Rod #2: 4/0 gammy, 1/16 bullet & either a blk, red & silver or junebug or peanut butter & jelly senko. Rod #3: 2/0 gammy, 1/16 bullet & a blk w/red, or junebug or a smoke w/blue & gold flappin' hog. The last 3 trips out (in the past 1 1/2 wks), the black/red palm tree or the junebug flappin' hog have been red hot. Hope this helps.

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Go again, period.  Fish it as if it were daytime.  Some nights, they just aren't around, but when they are.........:)

Go again, don't give up yet.

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I would try topwaters, such as a zara spook, jitterbug, buzzbait, and a frog. If nothing will hit these, then I usually will throw spinnerbaits, jigs, or crankbaits, but especialy spinnerbaits. One with a big colorado blade, black or blue, rattle, and at least 3/8 ounce, I prefer half or better ounce. Make sure it's got a trailer hook! ;)

Absolutely try black spinners with big colorado blades.Also try Heddon torpedos and crazy crawlers

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Looks like i need to invest in some Darker baits. I was told bigger is better at night too. What i was told is that a bigger worm makes more turbulence in the water, which makes it easier for the fish to find and easier to see. Does anyone know if that holds any ground? I actually fished a small community lake from dusk to night yesterday and it was off the hook. I drop shotted a oxblood robo worm also bold blue gill curly tail and landed a lot of 1 1/2 lbs fish. I also tried throwing a popper and a spook and did not get even a swirl. Thanks for all your tips, if you have anymore advice i would be more than happy to hear it.

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Oh yeah what type of bait is a palm tree? is that the color or a type of plastic i dont know about. Can you provide a link or instructions on how i can view what your talking about? Thanks again.

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Kinda what i expected. I thought you would fish it with the skirt in front though. I dont know if i have the patience to dead stick anything. How would you recommend to fish it if this something in your arsenal?

Thanks for turning me on to that site.

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I've never had a good night fishing without some moonlight. More light = more bait activity = a decent bite from what I've seen. I troll for bass, walleye, and pike up here in the bays of Lake Ontario at night, and my best luck trolling or even casting is with anything that makes noise, and is dark.

My best lures at night are wallydemons, and the black jointed jitter-bug. Creature and craws have done well too when on a rattle jighead.

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What is a wallydemon? Im learning all kind of new things on this site!

Thanks for the info once you tell me about the wallydemon i might just have to pick one up and add it to my arsenal.

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I do love night fishin'. I got hooked on it 2 years ago. One bait for me!

5/0 Gammy. 3/16 blk tungsten bullet. 10-12 in. black or junebug Berkley Powerworm. That is all you need. Med. Hvy. rod, 30 lb. PowerPro.

Good luck!

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30lb. for bass? I don't even use 30lb. for trolling dipsy divers for salmon and steelhead! For bass, I use 6lb. braided or 10lb. mono line on my 6' Bass pro GS ultra light with a diawa Regal 1500xi I believe its called.

CW79 Wally Demon

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Fish the same baits, same locations, and same techniques you would during the day!  ;)

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I've never had a good night fishing without some moonlight. More light = more bait activity = a decent bite from what I've seen. .

Not here, the backside of the moon cycle can be just as deadly as the front.  Dark nights, low wind,....deadly.

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Fish the same baits, same locations, and same techniques you would during the day! ;)

Seems like you mentioned this before...

I guess after thirty-something years it's still

working for you!

8-)

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Deadly when pitch black? Really.... Nice! Maybe I'm missing an opportunity and just need to fish it differently. I'll give it a shot. I've never been a fan of plastic worms, but they get mentioned here alot along with senkos, palm trees, etc. so I'll try em.

Anyone fish in waters that have trout and salmon? I was fishing for smallies just outside of Braddocks bay on Lake Ontario, when BAM! a 28" Brown Trout took almost my whole spool of line, before i brought him in! What a rush (and struggle on light tackle)

I've been fishin for 26 yrs. and I still learn something new about catching fish every day I'm on the water or reading online. ;D

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Yeah I only fish 6 lb green maxima on my Stradic 1000 hooked up to either 6 1/2 ft shimano compre or my other set up with a 7 something crucial Ds rod. For my bait casters i fish 8 to 10 lb grn maxima,

I like the light stuff personally. That Wally demon looks like a baby cat crank, not a bad looking bait. I prefer all the japanese hard baits with the more life like look, but i dont like the prices much!

I fished the same pond i have been lately after dark last night and it was an ok bite. I used an Edge productions Conrad (looks like a crawdad) in purple and browns, i like to call it sexual choclate. I caught a few nice little fish, nothing over three but it was a good time as you all know quite well. Edge productions hot sauce is the way to go, i caught three with the stink on my plastic's to the one my buddy caught without. He refused to use it and i think his mind is changed.

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SinDale- Try big baits that have continuous movement so they can track it. Dying Flutters, woodchoppers,buzzbaits,j-bugs

Contact baits, not baits that require "line watching" for best results.  Once you get dialed in, you may want to experiment more with the other stuff, but I would suggest starting with contact baits.

Color is irrelevant, 95% of them are black at night anyway

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SinDale- Try big baits that have continuous movement so they can track it. Dying Flutters, woodchoppers,buzzbaits,j-bugs

And big ol' freaking wake baits   ;)

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