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#12339314 - 07/14/17 11:15 AM Night fishing sumberged lights
RcostaK Offline
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Registered: 10/10/10
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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).
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#12339328 - 07/14/17 11:22 AM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
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Throw a small, 3" paddle tail swimbait through the lights. Thank me later.
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#12339329 - 07/14/17 11:22 AM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
UTDmiller Offline
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try a weightless white fluke or white Sqbill next time
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#12339332 - 07/14/17 11:23 AM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
Thor Outdoors Offline
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Registered: 04/18/17
Posts: 67
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.
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#12339459 - 07/14/17 12:27 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3067
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

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#12339484 - 07/14/17 12:44 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: bigbass94]
jackmason Offline
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Registered: 06/04/06
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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

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#12339505 - 07/14/17 01:01 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
SoCal Tom Online   content
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Work the fringes as well. Those aren't the only fish there. Throw where you can't see your bait and stay back
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#12339526 - 07/14/17 01:12 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
Fishbonz Online   content
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Registered: 12/30/08
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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.

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#12339558 - 07/14/17 01:29 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: bigbass94]
bo tbo Offline
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Registered: 03/29/17
Posts: 92
Loc: mineral wells, tx
Originally Posted By: bigbass94
Throw a small, 3" paddle tail swimbait through the lights. Thank me later.


This for sure

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#12339703 - 07/14/17 02:45 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
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They get keyed on ghost minnows a lot at night.

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#12339711 - 07/14/17 02:49 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
Ride-or-Fish ® Offline
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Registered: 08/28/08
Posts: 47376
Loc: Not Toronto
chunk a huge swimbait at em. hold on and have fun.
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#12339722 - 07/14/17 02:50 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
Jaret Latta Online   content
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Underspin with zoom super fluke jr for trailer..... you're welcome

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#12339763 - 07/14/17 03:12 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: texas
I'd go with threadfin shad and if that doesn't work then you've got carp around your dock lights.
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#12339830 - 07/14/17 03:50 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
Bigron119 Offline
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Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 4254
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

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#12340245 - 07/14/17 08:26 PM Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3067
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.

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