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Thread: Well not a Bullet , But did Cast them

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    Well not a Bullet , But did Cast them

    I am about to head out to HUNT Large Mouth Bass , Yes it is 9:15 PM and the sun is down
    But it was 90 degrees + today and the bass bit better after dark when the day was hot

    I only keep channel catfish and let the Bass go

    I am going to use 3/8 oz chunks of lead , I cast onto spinner baits
    Tonight I will try Black first , but if that isn't working
    I will switch to Chartreuse as I have had good catches at night with it

    I add a trailer hook and a 3" twister tail to the trailer hook

    Some of my spinner baits have willow leaf blades
    But I find at night a pair of over sized ( larger than normal ) Colorado , a #4 and a #7 seem to send out more vibrations
    IMO the Vibrations are what the bass go after

    I will first try a pair of Private ( at a hunt club that I am a member of ) 5 - 6 acre ponds that have a good number of 2-3 Lb bass and some 6+ Lb bass , no one ever seems to catch the larger ones in the daylight
    Also about 10 years back I stocked Channel Catfish in them , lots of fun and darn good eating

    Then if I have not donated to much blood to the Skeeters
    I will fish a shallow state wildlife pond , 40 acers that gets hit hard in the summer and most people only catch a few bass
    LOL They don't try after dark or they would

    Interesting to have the police and game warden called on you , just because no one thinks I be up to anything good after dark

    Monday night a police officer just laughed when he saw my stringer of 4 catfish
    He is a member of the Hunt Club , but only hunts with a camera most of the time

    Now almost 9:45 PM , time to go fishing

    John
    Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
    And I carry a SIG

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    Good luck! I used to do very well after dark, but now that I'm older it doesn't hold the allure that it once did, I'm afraid.
    Catch a big mess of them!
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    AND when you fish at night do you use a mask and a cape??
    Good luck on those good eating catfish, YUM!
    Mike
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    When I had my Ranger Z-21 it was decked out with black lights. We used fluorescent line and fished at night most of the time. The jet skies would sink you otherwise. It was fairly productive, too. I never went by myself and always wore an inflatable PFD. Good electronics were paramount to not messing up.
    At one with the gun.

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    man I'm considering night fishing these days, might need to rig some lights on my boat. Just too darn hot after work and it doesn't start cooling off til sundown. hope you caught some biguns!
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    Thanks Yall!

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    I love the evening bite for bass in the lakes around here. I also cast my own spinner baits and jigs. Recently I went old school and started tying bucktails on the spinner baits rather than rubber or silicone skirts. The bass, both smallmouth and largemouth, seem to like them a lot better especially the dark brown with a whist of chartreuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilbilly View Post
    I love the evening bite for bass in the lakes around here. I also cast my own spinner baits and jigs. Recently I went old school and started tying bucktails on the spinner baits rather than rubber or silicone skirts. The bass, both smallmouth and largemouth, seem to like them a lot better especially the dark brown with a whist of chartreuse.
    I have never tied Bucktail on spinner baits
    But I do on jigs , as I find both the small mouth and Large mouth bass love a brown / orange bucktail jig slowly fished along the bottom

    John
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    And I carry a SIG

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    Got a short explanation on how you tie the tail on?

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