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Mossback

Anybody catching lakers at night either out on the big lake or on other lakes or do they shut down when the sun is below the horizon?

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kkahmann

I have often wondered about this myself.

I have fished up until shortly after dark on both Lake Superior and Lake Nipigon. Bear in mind that in June it stays light up here till 10:30 or 11:00 PM.

I remember on Lake Nipigon catching them till way after dark but we were nailin 'em in that golden hour before full dark that time also.

I haven't fished them enough after dark to come to any firm conclusions.

Like a lot of guys I fish walleye's after dark quite a bit but even so I can show you a couple of lakes hereabouts that the walleyes just shut down after dark.

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monstermoose78

During the ice season I have caught lakers after dark on glow jigs and back in the 90's we used to catch lakers along the north shore before it got light out.

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laker1

My ice fishing experience action always slowed down toward dark and than after. Catch some after dark,yes but very few in many years.

Summer may be different with visibilty better in the summer for trout.Snow would make it one dark place for lakers in the winter. Full moon anyone in the summer?

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Raider4ever

I saw something a few years ago on WDSE where some divers went poking around old dock pilings and what not at night (obviously kinda close to shore). They were shooting a lot of video showing Lake Trout rummaging around these things. No real scale to compare with but some of the fish were a lot bigger than the eater-sized that were there too. Couldn't tell you time of year either other than it wasn't winter (no snow on the shore shots, etc.).

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leech~~

During the ice season I have caught lakers after dark on glow jigs and back in the 90's we used to catch lakers along the north shore before it got light out.

Aaah, the good old days. Remember when you could catch fish off the North Shore! frown

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Improvedarock

I've caught a few on accident on inland lakes fishing for walleyes on the first walkable ice. Sometimes they hit after the sun goes down.

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monstermoose78

Yeah Leech I remember them days of catching lakers from shore along with salmon.

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traveler

those things are nasty...bad enough they bite during the day!

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