Fishing for bass at night can be both exciting and frustrating. The best time of year for night fishing is the summer. Fish are very active and they will continue to feed through the night. The best days for fishing at night are the worst days for fishing during the day. When you have a hot, sunny day in the summer, fishing will most likely be good at night. These fish will be sluggish throughout most of the day because of the high water temperatures. As the water cools throughout the night, bass will feed.
Night Bass Fishing Tips
Go With a Buddy
Simple. Be safe. Go with a buddy.
Have the Proper Lights
No lights and you’re asking for trouble. You may be fine, but just wait for the tangles.
Know the Water You’re Fishing
Scout out the areas you plan on fishing at night during the day. This is one of the best tips for staying safe.
Check the Weather
You don’t want to be on the water at night if bad storms are coming in. Even if you know what you’re doing and you have all the required safety gadgets, it won’t matter if something happens and you need the help of someone else. There is a good chance that nobody will be out there to lend a hand.
Fish During the Full Moon
The full moon offers more light at night which makes fishing easier on the angler, which is great. The fishing is usually also better, so it’s a win-win.
Fish slower and you’ll catch more bass. Simple, but so true.
Fish Topwater Lures
Topwater lures are the most popular lures for catching largemouth bass at night. The best topwater lures for night fishing are crawlers. These lures crawl along the surface with a steady, wobbling action that drive bass crazy. Bass can find these lures a lot easier than other topwater lures, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a lot of success with a variety of topwater lures.