Night Fishing

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Night Fishing

Postby rickyshabazz » Mon May 14, 2018 7:26 pm

I am working on a webinar for night fishing. What are some questions that people want to know? I will be talking about mapping, baits and finding fish at night. Any other questions?
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Re: Night Fishing

Postby midnightbite » Tue May 15, 2018 4:59 pm

Night fishing is pretty much what I live for. How about ...

Lighting
*Favorite headlamps and why
*On board lighting
*To blacklight or not to blacklight?
*Screwing up your night vision? Spooking fish? Attracting them?
*How bad it sucks getting old and losing your vision but still having to tie an albright knot at night - and how to solve that, thank you in advance.

Let me (or everyone) know how to watch the webinar.

Thanks and good luck!

-Dax

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Re: Night Fishing

Postby Sam K » Wed May 16, 2018 8:21 am

Fluorescent lines...for use with blacklights.

blacklights: rub rail, LED, cap lights, old school fluorescent.

GPS...use it, but look where you're going as well.

Safety issues.

rules/regs for different lakes.

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Re: Night Fishing

Postby M Pollard » Wed May 16, 2018 10:33 am

Do you have to up size your baits at night?
do you use reaction or not at night?
Top Water or dead stick?
will small baits work at night also?

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Re: Night Fishing

Postby ash » Wed May 16, 2018 12:35 pm

Once the sun is completely set do you camp your favorite point and wait for them to come up or do you still bounce around :D

What is your favorite technique for night fishing?

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Re: Night Fishing

Postby CG » Wed May 16, 2018 8:31 pm

LARRY HEMPHILL !!!!!!

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Re: Night Fishing

Postby Larry Hemphill » Thu May 17, 2018 11:32 pm

I was reading this thread about night fishing - and there I was! I haven't had many requests for night fishing lately - not sure why. I just do what the public wants, and they like daylight now I guess. Most of the large bass over 10 lbs that my clients and I have caught are more active at night, especially in the spring and late fall. My two biggest Clear Lake client bass - 12 lbs 9 oz and 12 lbs 2 oz were caught at night. Actually one just before dark. My biggest Clear Lake bass is 13 lbs 3 oz, caught around midnight. I feel night fishing will just get better and better in the future as daytime fishing pressure becomes insane with near 200 boat tourneys now, not to mention all the pre-fishing and relocation of keeper bass to one or two locations at Berryessa and Clear Lake. Someone needs to get a handle on this.

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Re: Night Fishing

Postby Bsapp » Sat May 19, 2018 12:28 am

Larry I have not seen you at Clearlake in a while after dark. A few of us die hardnite guys are still hitting it. We should go out on a nite trip together. Or come fish a wed nite shootout with us.

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Re: Night Fishing

Postby 2833-34497 » Sun May 20, 2018 4:40 am

What's your opinion and approach at night on:
New Moon versus Full Moons?
Transition period for Bass from light to total dark (if so how long)?
Best/favorite lures and way you fish them? Colors?
Favorite times to night fish (conditions, season, etc.)?
Effects of Fog, Wind, etc at night?
Tips or tricks?

Thanks!

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Re: Night Fishing

Postby Larry Hemphill » Sun May 20, 2018 4:13 pm

I love your name - must have been a winning ticket number! I have written articles on all your questions - they were excellent questions!! I have fished nights for about 40 years - guiding and fun fishing. Last year and so far this year, everyone wants to fish in daylight - imagine that!! Actually, I have a night trip scheduled in about 2 weeks! If you have never seen a 10 lb or bigger bass jump at night in front of the black lights that we use at night, you have missed one of the major thrills of bass fishing! They look twice as big at night and sound three time as big when they land back in the water. I don't recommend this event if you have a weak heart!!! Maybe I could find a way to reprint these articles on wb.com.

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Re: Night Fishing

Postby 2833-34497 » Sun May 20, 2018 5:53 pm

Larry Hemphill wrote:I love your name - must have been a winning ticket number! I have written articles on all your questions - they were excellent questions!! I have fished nights for about 40 years - guiding and fun fishing. Last year and so far this year, everyone wants to fish in daylight - imagine that!! Actually, I have a night trip scheduled in about 2 weeks! If you have never seen a 10 lb or bigger bass jump at night in front of the black lights that we use at night, you have missed one of the major thrills of bass fishing! They look twice as big at night and sound three time as big when they land back in the water. I don't recommend this event if you have a weak heart!!! Maybe I could find a way to reprint these articles on wb.com.

That would be sweet!

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Re: Night Fishing

Postby Freefall » Sun May 20, 2018 7:18 pm

Larry Hemphill wrote:I love your name - must have been a winning ticket number! I have written articles on all your questions - they were excellent questions!! I have fished nights for about 40 years - guiding and fun fishing. Last year and so far this year, everyone wants to fish in daylight - imagine that!! Actually, I have a night trip scheduled in about 2 weeks! If you have never seen a 10 lb or bigger bass jump at night in front of the black lights that we use at night, you have missed one of the major thrills of bass fishing! They look twice as big at night and sound three time as big when they land back in the water. I don't recommend this event if you have a weak heart!!! Maybe I could find a way to reprint these articles on wb.com.



That would be much appreciated. I'm on the mend from a substantial injury and won't be fishing until August and would love to expand my knowledge. I haven't done much night fishing but I do know I'd like to give it a shot this summer.
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Re: Night Fishing

Postby clum553946 » Thu May 24, 2018 2:04 am

Well, I prefer night fishing. You avoid jetskis & ski boats, you dont have to fight for your spots, it’s cooler, quieter & you catch some really nice fish! Also, you see more shooting stars in 30 nights than most people see in a lifetime! I’m also a hard core night owl!


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