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#12361053 - 07/27/17 11:41 AM Night Fishing
barbarian Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/21/10
Posts: 677
So you guys that night fish often, what is your target time and prime 4-6 hr window? I don't think I can do 10-12 hours and fish ALL night so I have to choose a night shift of about 6 hours. I'm a 100% rookie at night fishing.

#12361162 - 07/27/17 12:49 PM Re: Night Fishing [Re: barbarian]
Bobby Milam Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3229
Loc: Arlington
I don't normally try to get on the water until around 11. I usually fish through the night and try to catch the morning bite. It depends on the lake and what you are fishing. If you are fishing lights at Fork, the bite is good from 10 til just before daylight. When I fish Pool in the dark, I'd say around midnight til 3 is probably my best time but that may just be not being in the right place at the right time. It is much more relaxing and a slower pace at night so just pick a time you are comfortable with and fish til tired or take a nap in the boat. I've caught my biggest fish while my partner was napping.

#12361329 - 07/27/17 02:36 PM Re: Night Fishing [Re: barbarian]
Fish2222 Offline

Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 310
Loc: East Texas
I like it best from 2a thru the morning bite.....but time on the water is always a plus.
"I only catch the ones that bite"

#12361668 - 07/27/17 06:57 PM Re: Night Fishing [Re: barbarian]
SS7 Offline

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 43
Loc: Athens, Tx
Midnight to 3

#12361710 - 07/27/17 07:41 PM Re: Night Fishing [Re: barbarian]
lipjerk Online   content
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2291
Loc: Lantana,Tx
If it's your first time to go alone at night, try and take a buddy with you.

#12361767 - 07/27/17 08:40 PM Re: Night Fishing [Re: lipjerk]
Buckshotbuddy Offline

Registered: 03/05/17
Posts: 262
Originally Posted By: lipjerk
If it's your first time to go alone at night, try and take a buddy with you.

Right , it gets kinda odd out there if you're by yourself

#12362353 - 07/28/17 09:19 AM Re: Night Fishing [Re: barbarian]
AdvTX Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/23/04
Posts: 2856
Loc: Dallas, TX, USA
After night fishing for 20+ years I'd say 11-4 is THE WINDOW
The day after catching a lot of fish is still a good day.

#12362906 - 07/28/17 03:31 PM Re: Night Fishing [Re: barbarian]
Phoenix 920 Pro xp Offline
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Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 5808
Loc: Waco

Edited by Phoenix 920 Pro xp (07/28/17 03:32 PM)

#12363080 - 07/28/17 06:04 PM Re: Night Fishing [Re: barbarian]
tejasbass Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/20/05
Posts: 852
Loc: Lewisville, TX
2:00 - 4:00 AM is prime. If your looking for a six hour trip that will be perfect. Get there at 2:00 and leave after the morning bite slows down around 8:00.

#12363350 - 07/28/17 09:52 PM Re: Night Fishing [Re: barbarian]
Bossbowman Offline
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Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 3076
Loc: Hill county
Dusk to 2 or 3am depending on how good the bite is. Be careful.

Edited by Bossbowman (07/28/17 09:53 PM)

#12363618 - 07/29/17 07:17 AM Re: Night Fishing [Re: barbarian]
Deputy T Offline

Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 475
Loc: Quitman, Texas
Seems like the going gets good around midnight. I usually fish from then until the morning bite.
In God we trust, All others I run through TCIC/NCIC

#12364069 - 07/29/17 04:29 PM Re: Night Fishing [Re: barbarian]
meP2too Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 3050
Loc: dallas,tx,usa
usually dusk to dawn, fork was good from 8pm to midnight last night.


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