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Night fishing sumberged lights #12339314
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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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Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK] #12339328
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Throw a small, 3" paddle tail swimbait through the lights. Thank me later.


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Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK] #12339329
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try a weightless white fluke or white Sqbill next time


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Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK] #12339332
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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.

Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK] #12339459
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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

Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: bigbass94] #12339484
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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

Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK] #12339505
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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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Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK] #12339526
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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.

Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: bigbass94] #12339558
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Originally Posted By: bigbass94
Throw a small, 3" paddle tail swimbait through the lights. Thank me later.


This for sure

Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK] #12339703
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They get keyed on ghost minnows a lot at night.

Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK] #12339711
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chunk a huge swimbait at em. hold on and have fun.


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Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK] #12339722
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Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK] #12339763
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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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Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK] #12339830
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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

Re: Night fishing sumberged lights [Re: RcostaK] #12340245
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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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