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Is night fishing worth it?

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Working a 12 day stretch of days and now I see the coming week end is going to have an outbreak of arctic air.

I have been thinking of fishing in the dark, after work, Friday night, so deperate am I to wet a line. Could run out on Zumbro or Chester or somewhere crappies are likely to be found. Is that a waste of time? I am talking about 6 pm - 9 pm, something like that. Drilling and setting up in the dark would be an experience but I think I could swing it and would if you folks think it would be likely to see some action.

Also, is this artic air going to kill fishing this week end?

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I work nights myself 5pm-130am. I do alot of my fishing after i get off work, so i can honostly say that it can be just as good at night as it is in the daytime. For one u usually have the entire lake to yourself and two when i go out i usually am on the water when the sun is comming up, so i dont have to hustle out of bed and try to get to the lake before the morning bite is over. As far as setting up if u do enough fishing in the dark u quickly find out what things are needed as far as lighting goes...all in all i think its a good time and worth trying out...good luck

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On a lot of water, that time period (6-9 PM) is great for fishing. & the 2 back to back low pres. fronts coming in Fri.-Sat. shouldn't hurt the chances either.

Good Luck !

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I do most of my panfishing during those hours you mentioned. It's a great time to be out there. The fish in many of our area bodies of water are just as active after dark as they are during the daylight. I wouldn't let the time of day dictate whether your going fishing or not.

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THanks for the post, Deerfishin.

That gives me some encouragement.

It would be Crappie mostly, at night around here I imagine.

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Yeah, Thanks MNSportsman.

I'm building momentum to try it tomorrow night.

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Thanks for the input, Tyler. That does it. I am going.

If I wait until Sat morning looks like wind is going to go wild.

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I've had problems with KEEPING THE HOLES OPEN to me that is the down side of fishing in really cold weather.

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