Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
BambulanceMan, BayouBassCat, Jaypak, cubanfisherman, fruitpieisgoodeatin
106351 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 86912
hopalong 78788
Pilothawk 75551
JDavis7873® 67385
John175 ® 65718
FattyMcButterpants 60793
Derek 🐝 58852
Tritonman 57703
LoneStarSon® 53695
SkeeterRonnie 53099
facebook
Forum Stats
106351 Members
61 Forums
861778 Topics
12248805 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#12339314 - 07/14/17 11:15 AM Night fishing sumberged lights
RcostaK Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 42
Loc: Dallas/Midland, Texas
Was with some buddies a few weeks ago on a small public lake, known for pretty good LMB. He had 2 nice submerged lights sunk off his dock in about 10 foot of water and at night you could easily see 2+ lb largemouths cruising back and forth between the lights. I was thinking it would be a piece of cake to drag a T-rigged trick worm through the area and they'd eat it up, but they WERE NOT INTERESTED WHAT-SO-EVER. You could easily see the worm jigging through the light and most you could get was maybe a head turn from one of the fish as it passed by. Played with different retrieves for about 30 min, finally just set the rod down and popped a top. I know the fish are pressured on that lake, but curious what some better tactics would be for 'night sight fishing' like this. (wish I had a buzzbait on me, think that may have caused a reaction).
_________________________
Long Live Texas

Top
#12339328 - 07/14/17 11:22 AM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
bigbass94 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3933
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Throw a small, 3" paddle tail swimbait through the lights. Thank me later.
_________________________
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

Top
#12339329 - 07/14/17 11:22 AM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
UTDmiller Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/01/13
Posts: 1921
try a weightless white fluke or white Sqbill next time
_________________________
John Miller

Top
#12339332 - 07/14/17 11:23 AM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
Thor Outdoors Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/18/17
Posts: 59
Loc: Mansfield
I'd suggest throwing something like a spoon or something with some shine. Mostly anything that looks like a baitfish because the reason those bass are there, is because there is bait hanging out by the light.
_________________________
Helping others find their outdoor passion!
10% of proceeds go back directly into high school fishing clubs!
www.logicalrednecks.com

Top
#12339459 - 07/14/17 12:27 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
Bobby Milam Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2952
Loc: Arlington
Square bills work well. Sometimes bring it into the light and let it float when they look at it, start telling and you get a reaction bite. If you want to t-rig or use a jig, don't throw into the light, fish the edge in the dark where bass who are feeding are waiting to ambush. A dropshot also works in the light. Some times they are just picky

Top
#12339484 - 07/14/17 12:44 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: bigbass94]
jackmason Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/04/06
Posts: 1970
Loc: Plano
Originally Posted By: bigbass94
Throw a small, 3" paddle tail swimbait through the lights. Thank me later.


This will do the trick. Go with dark color

Top
#12339505 - 07/14/17 01:01 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
SoCal Tom Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 9143
Loc: Garland, TX
Work the fringes as well. Those aren't the only fish there. Throw where you can't see your bait and stay back
_________________________


http://www.rayhubbardbassclub.com
President



Top
#12339526 - 07/14/17 01:12 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
Fishbonz Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4578
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Forget the worm.They are`nt feeding on them. Try n match what they are seeing and fish away from the light.Fluke or Jig presentation should get you bit.

Top
#12339558 - 07/14/17 01:29 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: bigbass94]
bo tbo Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/29/17
Posts: 86
Loc: mineral wells, tx
Originally Posted By: bigbass94
Throw a small, 3" paddle tail swimbait through the lights. Thank me later.


This for sure

Top
#12339703 - 07/14/17 02:45 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
Phoenix 920 Pro xp Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 5736
Loc: Waco
They get keyed on ghost minnows a lot at night.

Top
#12339711 - 07/14/17 02:49 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
Ride-or-Fish ® Offline
TeTelesTai

Registered: 08/28/08
Posts: 47365
Loc: Not Toronto
chunk a huge swimbait at em. hold on and have fun.
_________________________
Ephesians 6:10-18..suit up. Jesus saved my life

Top
#12339722 - 07/14/17 02:50 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
Jaret Latta Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 6899
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Underspin with zoom super fluke jr for trailer..... you're welcome

Top
#12339763 - 07/14/17 03:12 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2010
Loc: texas
I'd go with threadfin shad and if that doesn't work then you've got carp around your dock lights.
_________________________
"Sometimes there just aren't enough rocks"
Forest Gump

Top
#12339830 - 07/14/17 03:50 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
Bigron119 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 4240
Loc: Lufkin, TX
Originally Posted By: RcostaK
Was with some buddies a few weeks ago on a small public lake, known for pretty good LMB. He had 2 nice submerged lights sunk off his dock in about 10 foot of water and at night you could easily see 2+ lb largemouths cruising back and forth between the lights. I was thinking it would be a piece of cake to drag a T-rigged trick worm through the area and they'd eat it up, but they WERE NOT INTERESTED WHAT-SO-EVER. You could easily see the worm jigging through the light and most you could get was maybe a head turn from one of the fish as it passed by. Played with different retrieves for about 30 min, finally just set the rod down and popped a top. I know the fish are pressured on that lake, but curious what some better tactics would be for 'night sight fishing' like this. (wish I had a buzzbait on me, think that may have caused a reaction).



Yeah, a Carolina Rig with 3/4 oz weight with the BuzzBait is a killer! roflmao

Top
#12340245 - 07/14/17 08:26 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
Bobby Milam Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2952
Loc: Arlington
Square bills will normally catch them but some days color does matter as well as the wobble and then some days it's just a matter of being there at the right time. I gave a square bill to a friend and he was catching them left and right. I only had one that color and usually they aren't that picky but that night they would not bite any other color.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide