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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Night Fishing

Hey guys,

I have never been out night fishing for bass and I would really like to give it a try. Is the night fishing any good around here and could someone give me some tips for my first trip night fishing?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 05:54 PM
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Re: Night Fishing

My first 3 tips would be topwater, topwater and topwater. Yes night bite can get good particularly on these hot summer days...
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Re: Night Fishing

I'd use a 6-8" black rubber worm.Hit the points first.

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Re: Night Fishing

Black is usually the best color of anything for topwater bits. Senkos are a good bet but dont overlook classics like hula poppers and buzzbaits in black either.
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Re: Night Fishing

As stated black is best, however don't be afraid to use alewives colors if the lake has them(esp. near lighted beaches/launch areas).
Your topwater presentations should be more steady retreive as opposed to a stop + go retreive. Generally it is easier for the fish to track down your lure. I also use short arm spinnerbaits.... These really thump Bass Pro used to sell them but didn't see them on their site. If you go with a worm or jig/pig use larger than you normally would( i throw a 6"worm during daylight but after dark I go up to 10")

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Re: Night Fishing

Black spinnerbait with a black colorado blade has worked well for me at night. The rubber worms always work, so you can't go wrong with that choice either.

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Re: Night Fishing

A black zara spook or heddon torpedo were my two favorite top water baits at night.

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Re: Night Fishing

Black jitterbug
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 02:22 PM
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Re: Night Fishing

yep cant beat a black jitterbug with a rattle in it.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 09:30 PM
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Re: Night Fishing

like was and purple work well...even your normal crank baits, stick baits etc...i fished the saltwater for striped bass and once i learned that i did well at night...

also dont overlook live shiners and such...

we used to hit a lake when i was younger...there were always BIG bass in the weed beds in the day time everyone tried to catch..come night fall, we'd rig a big shiner under a bobber and toss it just past that weed bed and we hammered them..the fish that no one else would was a blast
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