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Old 12-16-2009, 10:24 PM
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Default Fishing at night?

How many people fly fish at night in hopes of catching that big trout?

I'm one of those people, but I haven't been all that lucky. My thought is I can see the trout jumping at night (they are trying to catch those pesky mosquitoes in the air) why not try to fish then too?

How many are luckier than me? What have you caught and how dark was it?
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:33 PM
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I haven't tried to fish at night for safety reasons. No one wants to go with me as everyone wants to lie about and rest in the evenings.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:05 PM
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Haven't tried fly fishing at night. Not sure how I would do that because you really have to have hand-eye coordination so you can land the fly in the right area. How can you do that if you can't see?
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:14 PM
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The object is to see where the trout are jumping and then land the fly in the area. It can be done, believe me! I actually find it more relaxing at night as not a lot of people are out there fishing.

I would think you would have to be pretty good at casting to be able to land it where you wanted to.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:10 AM
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Does it help if we fish at full moon, so we can see everything? But my friend said that you'd better fish at the darkest night. Fish is attracted to light, so that in the darkest night, it will come only to the light you make.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:12 AM
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Default Night Fishing

Guys, Be VERY careful where you go fishing at night for trout. Several anglers I know have been prosecuted for night fishing for trout and they were club members fishing their own lake! There are some areas where bye-laws do not permit night fishing for game species - check before you go.
I have fished for Sea Trout or Sewin in Wales with a ghillie at night as that is the only way to catch. A moon will completely bugger things up, a dark night with no moon is best. DO NOT shine lights on the water surface as that will put all the fish off feeding. Summer time is the best for night fishing as your eyes will take less time to become accustomed to the light levels - average time is around 30 minutes. In Winter it can take around an hour because there is less ambient light after dark - its actually DARKER!

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Old 12-19-2009, 02:46 PM
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I have had no problems fishing at night, then again it's on the lake that I own the house on. I would advise people to check the laws too, you wouldn't want a citation for fishing.

I agree that a full moon is not the answer. You can see the trout jumping at night, trying to catch the bugs. This is when you want to fish.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:12 PM
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I have not tried fishing at night but thanks for the tips guys as my friends and I have been planning on doing it in the future. I do not think that we will have any problems with the laws too since it is a private pond owned by an uncle of a friend. I would really like to catch a big devil of a trout! This sport is actually quite addictive you know!
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:05 PM
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Nope, no problem at all fishing on a private pond. That is the way to go. Tell me, does your uncle keep it stocked then? How do the fish get in there? I've always wondered about how to keep a pond full of fish.
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