Night fishing tips...?

cdeggs
Hey everybody, let me start off by saying although I am somewhat of a lurker here on this sight I absolutely love all the great info I am getting from reading all the posts. Anyways I was wondering if anyone has an info or tips on how to fish for bass at night. I am currently spending some time in California and my friend has a private pond on his grandparents property and tonight we plan of going out for a little night fishing excursion. From what I hear the pond is fairly deep at points (20-30 ft) but there are areas with some weed cover that are shallow. Only other info I could get out of my friend, without seeing the pond for myself, is that there are a good bunch of crawdad's that are there. I have only fished for catfish at night so basically I am looking for any advice or helpful knowledge I can get... Thanks in advance
 
cdeggs
Actually didn't end up going out tonight...Plan is to go out friday... so any info would still be great
 
dude young
Get the biggest, nastiest, blackest spinner/buzz bait you can find. Put a 12" black worm on it as a trailer. Cast and retrieve just fast enough for the blades to break the surface a d spin. Hold on for dear life! When they hit, they hit HARD!

Good luck!
 
Finneus Polebender
Definitely topwater and noisy as possible bigguns feed at night thats why its not legal most places here.
 
colbypearson
up here when i night fish in ore, i stick to the same stuff as day but colors change with the light change instead of a brown jig i go with black normally a 3/8 ounce jig in black junebug or dark brown is my favorite night fishing bait other than that spinnerbaits buzzbaits and chatterbaits all work wonders on 2-4 maybe a 5lb bass here and there but to really get the toad to eat at night nothing beats a big bulky jig with a black brush hog or another big bulky trailer or an occasional swimbait from my personal experience.....so for fun i would go spinnerbait/ buzzbait for numbers usually but i normally stick with my big guns and get rewarded with bigger fish! just my opinion try all of the above see what works : )
 
Finneus Polebender
colbypearson said:
up here when i night fish in ore, i stick to the same stuff as day but colors change with the light change instead of a brown jig i go with black normally a 3/8 ounce jig in black junebug or dark brown is my favorite night fishing bait other than that spinnerbaits buzzbaits and chatterbaits all work wonders on 2-4 maybe a 5lb bass here and there but to really get the toad to eat at night nothing beats a big bulky jig with a black brush hog or another big bulky trailer or an occasional swimbait from my personal experience.....so for fun i would go spinnerbait/ buzzbait for numbers usually but i normally stick with my big guns and get rewarded with bigger fish! just my opinion try all of the above see what works : )

Id listen to him! might know sumthin bout sumthin!
 
cdeggs
Thanks for all the great info guys... Ill let you know how I do
 
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