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Walleyes after dark

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Could anyone tell me if it is worth while to fish for walleye after dark or before first light. Been coming to the pond for about 12 years and have had very little luck after dark, and it seems like 95 percent of the fisherman are coming off the lake also. Is someone sitting there going look at all those suckers going in and rake the eyes after it quietes down? To be honest we havent given it a very good chance because half the group is needing to get to the bar for a drink, but i would rather stay out and catch fish if i could. Could anyone give me some info.

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all the years I've fished LOW I have ound it best to hit the bar and have a good meal at dark. Spent to many nights wishing I had. If you fish hope you like pout. Enjoy

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Lake of the Woods stained water makes for a great daytime

bite. On lakes where night fishing is big, you will find

the daytime bite isnt so good.

Night time isnt peak time but there are fish to catch

at night on LOW. The big question is why?

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Good Question Curt. I fish a good size resivoir (Pymatuning res 17,100 acre) in northwestern PA. This lake is as stained or more than LadyLakeoftheWoods.

This lake however is like opposite of LOW. The daytime bite is good in a boat but the nighttime bite is seccond to none. Guys wade out castn rapalas, set up on shore w/ sucker rig, troll hot-n-tots, jig sonars and do real good! The crappie bite is especially good after dark using a lantern over the water, one after another. And in the creeks at nighttime....lookout!

I dont know if it is just a mater of clarity on why you dont catch fish at night on LOW or what. Guess every lake is just different.

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Thank you guys for your opinions, I greatly appreciate them. I guess its back to the bar to eat and drink and try it again in the morning.

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I have also fished at night on LOW and Didnt catch enything, Witch is kind of strange to me confused.gif I would think that walleyes would use more senses than just sight. They should be able to smell and feel vibrations, you would think they a adapt more? But I guess until Evolution kicks in and walleyes get flash lights on there backs tongue.gif I will just go to the bar also. Everyone knows that after dark up there is when the bottle bass start hitting grin.gif

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Although Iv'e never tried it, I would bet that when the fish are active in the shallower water in the late spring and early summer a person could catch a fair amount of them pulling cranks or rigs after dark. Then again, you usually have plenty of fish in the box during the day that time of year, so you don't have worry about staying out. Not to mention that if you stay out, and run into to problems, there isn't much chance of anyone being very close to lend a hand.

During hard water season, especially early ice, I've had real good luck the hour before sunrise, and the hour after sunset.

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I have always heard that ther is no night bite, but last year I went up and stayed with a friend in his perm and we got there about 11:30pm on a Friday night, and thought what the heck. I dropped a line and within a couple of minutes I had a walleye at the top of the hole, just a small one. I marked numerous fish in the next half hour and caught 3 total. Was not too bad I thought.

Went to bed and woke up to catch again at dawn.

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We catch walleyes after dark all the time. Rapalas f-7's and f-9's. orange and gold has been a great color lately. Also the color vampire.

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All the years that i have fished LOW i have never caught anything after dark, we will usually hold out for that last fish as the sun goes down but never have had luck finding the elusive buggers. lol

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Hello eyeslayer,,,I lived out here on this lake for 20 years and one of my best friends here fish the lake always for the first hour of dark or less, and he always gets most of his walleyes at this time. Always showing me his pic's. he owns a business here and fishes the LOW alot at this time. He puts out 2 houses for himself and family. He is always catching walleyes at that time. He says he is fishing his summer spots. He fishes the Long Point area, and Zippel Area...

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Bob 333,

What depth does your friend fish? What's the shallowest anyone fishes on ice? For me shallower is better, much better after dark. Maybe more light? Better with full moon? This works on other lakes I fish but haven't tried it on LOW. Day bite is usually so good.

Lakevet

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Hello ,,,Happy Thanksgiving, My friend is in the 30-35 foot range...He says he also summer fishes there.Uses the same baits, adds minnow,(sucker minnows) the same speed, slow jigging...He keeps telling me the Walleyes got educated over here. They don't chase spinners for him any more there...Probaly deep water, equals cold water, equals slow jigging...Makes since...He mostly only fishes the first hour of dark or less. He is the only one that catches walleyes at night like that, that i know. Even he says everyone is going home at dark...If I had a tin or wood ice house I would do the same...Go home after a hour past dark or so...My portable is a little cold for me at that time...He fishes mostly at that time cause of his business...Yes most people catch Walleyes here all daylight long, but that was not the issue...Happy Thanksgiving...Bob...

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