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Robin's Prop & Boat Repairs
- Rebuilding and repairs of your
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Uchi Lake Lodge
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Lookout Point Camp
- Fish Gowganda Lake for walleye,
smallmouth bass, pike, perch, and whitefish, or try one of our
back lakes. Gowganda and its surrounding area has much to offer,
some of which are hunting moose, ducks, and smallgame, riding on
one of our ATV trails, exploring old mine sites, canoeing along
Gowganda Lake's 35 miles of shoreline. We have 4 waterfront
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"Largemouth By The Light Of The Moon
By Justin Hoffman
Working the nightshift in search of big bucketmouths can be a
profitable and exciting endeavour for those anglers looking for a
new twist in the bassin' game.
under the moon comes with its own set of rules and techniques
because once the sun sets, you really are smack down in the middle
of the largemouth's playing field. Come and explore the graveyard
shift and discover all the action that you've been missing.
Beginning The Search
Night fishing for bass is similar to the daytime version, with a few
variations thrown into the mix. Working predominantly shallow
sections of water -- depths between 2 feet and 10 feet -- seem to be
the most productive.
Fish will be actively feeding during the witching hour, and will
be in an aggressive and upwardly mobile mood. I like to choose a
number of shallow shoreline areas and flats that produce well during
the early morning periods and rely on these once the sun goes down.
The shift in light exposure will result in the bass gradually
moving shallower in their quest for baitfish and crawdads. Areas to
fish to keep in mind would be sandy beaches, shorelines with a
mixture of "lead-in" cover, dock and marina locations as well as
flats with large expanses of open areas. Pick a handful of these
spots during the day and try to learn as much about them before the
light switch is turned off. Make special note of any dangerously
shallow areas or sunken logs in order to stay clear once nighttime
hits. Orientating yourself with these areas during the day will
enable you to fish them more thoroughly and have a better
understanding of them come dark.
Keeping the boat "clutter-free" will make your night fishing
experience more enjoyable. Have your pliers and net in an
out-of-the-way, but easy to reach place.
Sorting Out The Baits
The one thing that makes night fishing relatively easy is the
simplification of baits that you'll be using. There is no
need for gigantic tackle boxes brimming with every lure under the
sun, or moon for that matter. Two or three topwater baits, a big
spinnerbait and a flipping jig will normally take care of every
situation you'll encounter.
Topwater baits are my No. 1 choice for fishing at night due to
the adrenaline rush you get when fishing these lures. Listening to
the sputtering and splashing of your bait working along the surface,
only to be shattered by the large crash of a fish can be positively
One of the better topwaters to choose for nighttime would be the
buzzbait. A buzzbait provides a large silhouette and steady cadence
for a bass to hone in upon, is simple to work without visually
seeing it, and is relatively weedless. This makes it an easy bait to
throw all night, as well as a productive one in the eyes of a bass.
Go with a large model with big metal blades and a black skirt for
bass to easily see against the backdrop of the lighter sky.
Another great night bait is the spinnerbait. This lure produces
strong vibrations in the water, has a large profile, and mimics the
prey that the largemouth are chasing and feeding upon. I go with
large Colorado blades for added sound and a black skirt for
visibility. A 1/2-ounce weight all the way up to a l-ounce bait will
be the ticket for more bites. When faced with deeper water, or if
the bass are less than active, a productive lure to throw has to be
the jig and pig. A heavy jig with an oversized chunk of pork or
plastic will do the trick nicely along weedlines and sand areas.