Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Night Fishing For The Big Fish

It seems like a completely different world when the night falls on a body of water. It gets quieter and there is a subtle symphony of nature sounds.

Night fishing brings a mix of sounds from bugs, frogs, and small animals. As it cools down the big fish will start coming to the shallow water. This is the time to catch that big one that always seems to get away.

Night time is the perfect time for catching some big catfish. When you put your lantern on the shoreline, bugs will be attracted to the light as well as the fish. The small baitfish will come toward the light and the large fish will be there to feed on them. That is why you should use live bait such as minnows, etc.

Choose the mouth of inlets or further up in the inlet for night fishing. Also shallow areas that are next to the deeper water would do well also. While there is still light you can set up your cooler, chairs, light, fish basket and anything else you think you might need. It is best to keep to one area in the darkness because running around the shore at night could be dangerous. Then settle back and start a night of fishing.

When it starts getting dark the catfish will come to the shallow water. You could start with some night crawlers on a sliding sinker rig. A good bait fishing setup is a sliding sinker with o-ring tied under it with a #8 hook and 16" leader. Cast out and every 10 or 15 minutes move it around. Next, a second rod with a minnow or other baitfish and use the sliding rig. These are the rigs that will produce the most fish for night fishing. It is a slower but more relaxing type of fishing and it can pay off big.

Other fish might take the bait as well such as gar, carp, walleye, bass, etc. Be prepared for anything as you never know just what you'll catch with your night fishing.

There's nothing like night fishing to relax, dream, count the stars and, of course, catch that big one. So do yourself a little night fishing, a little communing with nature, and feel your anxiety and worries slip away.

2 comments:

Mary said...

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